There remains a certain stigma about investing in China. The reality is that the market is twice as liquid as Japan. The second issue is around copying products. There is no doubt that China copied products. This has developed to copying and improving and now they are developing products on their own. Although many feel uncomfortable with this, there are many western businesses over time that have done the same!
In terms of the fund, Aberdeen’s heritage goes back to 1992, and they were one of the first to invest in the market. They believe this gives them unrivalled knowledge of the country and the companies they are investing in. The fund primarily invests in China A Shares but if an A Share Company has H Shares, it may hold these.
It currently has 32 stocks and average holding is between 5 to 8 years. It is also worth adding that investing in China A means that there is often very little overlap with both Emerging Market and Asia Funds in terms of the Index….read more