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First State Singapore & Malaysia Growth I

Ranked 1 out of 7 in - Malaysia/Singapore over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Richard Jones

Richard Jones is a director of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Richard has more than 27 years of investment experience in Asia, focused on both company research and portfolio management. He joined the FSSA team in January 2010 and is based in Hong Kong. Richard is the lead manager of the First State Asia Innovation Fund, the First State Asian Growth Fund and the First State Singapore and Malaysia Fund. He is also responsible for managing a number of Asia Pacific Leaders portfolios on behalf of key client segregated accounts. Richard graduated from the London School of Economics with a first class degree in Economics (Government).

Alistair Thompson

Alistair Thompson is currently a senior portfolio manager at First State and joined the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)/global emerging markets team back in 2003. Prior to this he worked for Edinburgh Fund Managers where he worked for nine years and was head of Asia Pacific ex Japan. Before this he worked for CIM Fund Managers from 1989 to 1993, managing their money markets funds and later started managing Asian funds. Alistair has over 14 years' experience in the investment management industry and holds a Diploma in Fund Management from the Securities Institute in London.


The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund mainly invests in shares of companies which have the potential for long term growth and are based in or having significant operations in Singapore or Malaysia. These companies may be listed around the world. The Fund may also invest up to 20 per cent of its assets in companies that may be listed in the Asia-Pacific region other than Singapore or Malaysia.

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Malaysia/Singapore over : 31/03/2016 - 31/03/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 9.9%
2016 2.6% 9.2% 0.2% 0.7% -6.9%
2015 -17.2% -1.7% -1.0% -16.2% 1.5%
2014 3.2% 0.6% 7.2% -1.0% -3.4%
2013 5.6% 5.0% -0.7% 1.3% 0.0%
2012 40.0% 18.3% -1.2% 11.5% 7.4%
2011 -2.9% 0.8% 7.6% -14.2% 4.4%
2010 34.0% 6.0% 1.6% 14.9% 8.3%
2009 68.4% -6.2% 46.3% 15.6% 6.1%
2008 -48.0% -9.8% -5.1% -20.6% -23.6%
2007 34.2% 12.9% 13.0% 2.5% 2.6%
2006 42.4% 12.1% 0.2% 5.3% 20.4%
2005 11.7% 1.3% 2.8% 6.1% 1.2%
2004 17.3% 10.5% -5.5% 4.4% 7.6%
2003 35.7% -2.6% 12.9% 12.3% 10.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd ORD 6.15
Haw Par Corporation Ltd ORD 5.65
Sheng Siong Group Ltd ORD 5.53
Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd ORD 4.74
Great Eastern Holdings Ltd ORD 4.61
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd ORD 4.59
United Overseas Bank Ltd ORD 4.52
Sembcorp Industries Ltd ORD 3.94
Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd ORD 3.90
Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd ORD 3.31

Registered For Sale In

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Ireland
  3. Macau
  4. Singapore
  5. Switzerland
  6. Taiwan
  7. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date18/10/2002
  • Share Class size54Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE0031814969

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,500
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in USD).