Fully one-third of the world lives in Asia, and close to a billion Asians have risen from poverty to middle class status, making them a consumer market as well as a manufacturing hub for the developed world. Rapid industrialization and economic reform have helped China become the world’s second largest economy, surpassing Japan now in third place and India in fourth place. We think that Asia’s remarkable economic growth has been and will continue to be an engine for the global economy over the next 50 years. Our Asia Focus Fund lets you participate in this unprecedented growth by investing in dynamic companies located in China, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and more.

Asia Focus Fund through 01/31/2017
Avg. Annualized
Total Return
Calendar YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since
Inception
Monthly through
01/31/2017
7.03% 26.07% 3.65% 0.02% 1.81% 2.45%
Quarterly through
12/31/2016
9.20% 9.20% -0.53% 0.44% 1.02% 2.13%
Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Funds may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Total returns reflect a fee waiver in effect and in the absence of this waiver, the total returns would be lower. Performance data does not reflect the 2% redemption fee for shares held less than 30 days and if deducted the fee would reduce the performance quoted.
ASIA FOCUS FUND HOLDINGS (as of 01/31/2017)
1.Catcher Technology Co Ltd 3.64%
2.Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd 3.57%
3.Largan Precision Co Ltd 3.48%
4.Sino Biopharmaceutical Ltd 3.44%
5.AAC Technologies Holdings Inc 3.44%
6.DBS Group Holdings 3.40%
7.China Merchants Bank Co Ltd - H Shares 3.37%
8.Novatek Microelectronics Corp 3.28%
9.Anhui Conch Cement Co Ltd - H Shares 3.21%
10.New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc 3.21%
TOP INDUSTRY SECTORS (as of 01/31/2017)
Commercial Banks 12.70%
Semiconductor Components - Integrated Circuits 9.20%
Electric - Generation 6.03%
Metal Processors & Fabricators 3.64%
Auto - Cars/Light Trucks 3.57%
Photo Equipment & Supplies 3.48%
Electronic Component - Miscellaneous 3.44%
Pharmaceuticals 3.44%
Building Products - Cement/Aggregates 3.21%
Schools 3.21%
GEOGRAPHIC WEIGHT (as of 01/31/2017)
China 46.62%
Taiwan 15.84%
Thailand 11.82%
South Korea 11.43%
Singapore 3.40%
Hong Kong 3.21%
Australia 3.05%
United States 2.91%
Japan 2.70%
Edmund Harriss
Investment Director
Fund Manager

“It may sound like a cliché to refer to the “Asian Miracle” but I believe that the economic growth that has occurred in Asia throughout the last 30 years represents the greatest increase in the human condition for more people than any other event in human history.“

Having managed the Asia Funds for over 14 years both from London and from Hong Kong, Edmund Harriss is dedicated to understanding the agents of change. It’s about making ourselves ready for the new world that is unfolding in front of our eyes. For Edmund there is nothing quite like…

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“It may sound like a cliché to refer to the “Asian Miracle” but I believe that the economic growth that has occurred in Asia throughout the last 30 years represents the greatest increase in the human condition for more people than any other event in human history.“
Edmund Harriss Investment Director, Fund Manager

Having managed the Asia Funds for over 14 years both from London and from Hong Kong, Edmund Harriss is dedicated to understanding the agents of change. It’s about making ourselves ready for the new world that is unfolding in front of our eyes. For Edmund there is nothing quite like studying companies and making the right investment call. He welcomes the sense of responsibility to all the people invested in his funds. He embraces that trust that has been placed in him, relishes the challenge, and enjoys nothing more than to deliver on those hopes.

In the process of translating grand transformational themes into a stock portfolio, Edmund seeks to understand businesses and to forecast a range of outcomes before making a final investment decision.

Trend not to be overlooked: Demographic change. The populations of the developed world are getting older while the developing economies are now the source of new workers. This trend presages a major shift in the balance of economic power in the world.

Edmund's Funds:
Asia Focus Fund >
Asia Pacific Dividend Builder Fund >
China & Hong Kong Fund >
Quick Stats

Joined Guinness Atkinson Asset Management in 2003 and also serves as investment director and board member.

Edmund graduated from Christ Church, University of Oxford, with a Masters degree in Management Studies and has a Bachelors degree in History from the University of York.

He is also an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals.