Fact sheet: VinaCapVietnamOpp

Fund information
Fund name
VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Ord $0.01
Fund manager company
VinaCapital Investment Managem
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund manager
  • Don Lamsince 30/09/2003
Fund objective
The Company’s objective is to achieve medium to long-term returns through investment either in Vietnam or in companies with a substantial majority of their assets, operations, revenues or income in, or derived from, Vietnam.
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
1 Year rank in sector
IT Country Specialists: Asia Pacific
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
Fund size
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
Mid price
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Vietnam97.7%
    Money Market2.3%
  • Building & Construction20.9%
    Food, Beverages and Tobacco16.5%
    Real Estate13.6%
    Financial Services9%
  • International Equities85.3%
    Private Equity9.4%
    Money Market2.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Rank within sector5 / 71 / 71 / 73 / 71 / 73 / 7
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20182017201620152014
Rank within sector1 / 76 / 71 / 74 / 76 / 7
Risk statistics
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
Price movement
52 week high367
52 week low280
Current bid price341
Current offer price342
Current mid price343
2Money Market2.3%
Industry sector
1Building & Construction20.9%
2Food, Beverages and Tobacco16.51%
3Real Estate13.58%
5Financial Services8.99%
6Consumer Discretionary8.21%
8Mineral Extraction5.86%
9Money Market2.3%
Asset type
1International Equities85.29%
2Private Equity9.38%
3Money Market2.3%
Individual holdings
No data available.
Fund manager group
Fund manager company
VinaCapital Investment Managem
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
The Company’s objective is to achieve medium to long-term returns through investment either in Vietnam or in companies with a substantial majority of their assets, operations, revenues or income in, or derived from, Vietnam.
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
Don Lam30/09/2003Mr. Lam is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of VinaCapital Group. Under his leadership, the company has grown from managing a single US$10 million fund in 2003, to an investment house managing more than US$1.8 billion across four funds, and offering a complete range of corporate finance and real estate advisory services. Since the start of 2006, Mr. Lam has brought three new funds to market: the US$600 million VinaLand Limited Fund, which invests in Vietnamese real estate assets; the DFJ VinaCapital Technology Fund, a venture capital fund managed in cooperation with Draper Fisher Jurvetson; and the US$402 million Vietnam Infrastructure Limited, the first fund dedicated to infrastructure development in Vietnam. Before founding VinaCapital, Mr. Lam was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Vietnam, where he led the Corporate Finance and Management Consulting practices throughout the Indochina region (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia). The transactions he directed there included equitisations by numerous state-owned enterprises, market entrance acquisitions by foreign companies, and the initiation of debt and equity placements for Vietnamese companies. Mr. Lam has also held management positions at Deutsche Bank and Coopers & Lybrand in Vietnam and Canada. With more than 12 years of experience in Vietnam, Mr. Lam is an authority on investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and privatisations. He is a frequent speaker at international investment seminars and was featured as Vietnam's “Mr. Wall Street” in Fortune magazine. Mr. Lam holds a BA in Commerce and Political Science from the University of Toronto, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in Vietnam and holds a Securities License there.
AIC Member, Offshore
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Cayman Islands, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Offshore
VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Ord $0.01
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price428
Price updated13/04/2018
Institutional or retail classRetail
Citi codeNLIX
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