MERIAN
CHINA EQUITY FUND

To create a cutting-edge China fund, we’ve joined forces with one of the region’s financial giants.

MERIAN CHINA EQUITY FUND MODERN APPROACH, LONG-TERM OPPORTUNITY
The China market opportunity is growing…fast

Investors should start building a standalone position in China now, it’s already a huge part of the global equity market. The Chinese economy is the largest in the world on a purchasing power parity basis, and the stock market is growing rapidly, offering considerable opportunities to investors.

1. The Chinese stock market is the second largest in the world, only behind the US:

 

2. The market cap of China’s stock market is the same as the European Union’s, but by 2029 China is forecast to overtake at pace:

 

Source: CEIC, IFE, OECD, World Bank, Morgan Stanley Research Projections 2017.

But where do investors start?

China equities clearly present a long-term opportunity for international investors. But foreign ownership of A-shares is less than 3%, perhaps because the market can seem daunting to an outsider. This is why we have joined forces with Ping An of China (Hong Kong) Asset Management (Ping An), part of one of the region’s financial giants, to manage the Merian China Equity Fund.

 

PING AN: UNIQUE RESOURCES AND ACCESS TO CHINESE COMPANIES

Ping An is a household name in China and a common top ten holding in global emerging markets equity funds. It has insurance, banking, asset management and internet finance arms and the portfolio managers are able to tap into their extensive network to:

  • Gauge consumer sentiment
  • Identify emerging trends
  • Conduct real time channel checks

 

INVESTMENT PROCESS

The quantamental advantage: a rare and modern approach to China equities

The Hong Kong-based investment team are all Chinese and have exceptional understanding of Chinese politics and industry dynamics. Additionally, they are experts in the quantamental space.

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THE TEAM
Chi Kit Chai

Head of capital markets and CIO

Mr. Chai has more than two decades of investment experience. Prior to joining Ping An, Mr. Chai worked for Teacher Retirement System of Texas, one of the largest pension funds in the US, for 21 years.

Vincent Che

Portfolio manager

Vincent is a senior portfolio manager at Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong). He joined the company in 2007 and has over 10 years’ investment management experience.

Oliver Lee

Investment Director, GEM and China equities

Oliver joined the company as investment director for Asian equities, based in Hong Kong, and in 2018 relocated to London to focus on emerging market and China equities.

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