Janus Henderson China Opportunities Fund I Acc

Asia Equities

Rated Fund 2017-2018. Invests in Hong Kong and US to access Chinese growth

Investors in China have faced difficulties in recent years, but its long-term growth potential remains huge. Charlie Awdry, manager of Janus Henderson China Opportunities since 2006, has proved one of the best at tapping into this market. May Ling Wee joined him as assistant manager in 2015.

Although Awdry buys shares on the Chinese stock exchange, he invests mainly via Hong Kong and increasingly the US, where many Chinese services companies are listed. Some 64 per cent of his £1 billion in assets were in companies listed in Hong Kong at the end of 2017 and 16 per cent in the US, with the balance in China-listed companies. The portfolio has around 40 holdings.

London-based Awdry looks for companies that can deliver profits growth ahead of expectations because of either positive industry trends or company-specific reasons. The core of his portfolio is in companies with strong competitive positions and high barriers to entry.He believes there are a number of reasons why investors should consider a stake in China, but the bedrock of the investment case is the rise of consumerism. Younger people are consuming more than previous generations and companies that are identifying this demand have real opportunities for profit growth. Profit growth is another key factor. Although he admits there is not necessarily a link between faster economic growth and profit growth, it does provide support. More generally he points out that Chinese shares are benefiting from reform, particularly financial reform, as a result of internationalisation.

Narrative and ratings content all as of 01 January 2018.

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Janus Henderson China Opportunities Fund I Acc
Janus Henderson Investors
Open Ended Investment Company
China/Greater China
0.86 %
Risk Rating
3 Year Sharpe
3 Year Alpha
1.1 %
The Fund aims to provide a combination of capital growth and income. The Fund invests in shares of companies with their registered office in China or Hong Kong or which do most of their business (directly or through subsidiaries) in China or Hong Kong. The Fund may also invest in money market instruments, bank deposits and American depositary receipts (ADRs). The Fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.
Holding %
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd H 7.66 %
Tencent Holdings Ltd 7.51 %
AIA Group Ltd 6.34 %
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 6.20 %
Baidu Inc ADR 5.64 %
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd 4.66 %
CNOOC Ltd 4.36 %
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp H Shares 3.90 %
58.com Inc ADR repr Class A 3.71 %
Techtronic Industries Co Ltd 3.42 %
Region %
Asia - Emerging 71.57 %
Asia - Developed 26.26 %
Sector %
Consumer Cyclical 23.03 %
Technology 20.32 %
Financial Services 19.29 %
Energy 11.29 %
Industrials 10.82 %
Basic materials 7.25 %
Janus Henderson Investors
80206, Denver, United States
Legal Structure
Open Ended Investment Company


Charles Awdry
Joined 06/12/2006

Charlie Awdry is an Investment Manager for the Chinese Equities strategy at Janus Henderson Investors. Charlie started his investment career with Gartmore in 2001 and joined Henderson as part of the firm’s acquisition of Gartmore in 2011. After working in Hong Kong from 2005 to 2006, he returned to London and became the China fund manager at Gartmore in 2006. Charlie graduated with a bachelor’s degree with first class honours in geography from the University of Bristol. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has more than a decade of experience as lead manager of China equities portfolios and has spent 18 years in the financial industry.

May Wee
Joined 06/12/2006

May Ling Wee is an Investment Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position she has held since joining Henderson in 2015. Previously, May Ling was a portfolio manager with Lloyd George Management in Hong Kong, managing Greater China and Hong Kong equities. Prior to that, she was an investment analyst with Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong. She began her investment career as a research analyst in Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Securities, Singapore and subsequently Hong Kong. May Ling holds a B Com (economics and finance) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She holds the CFA.

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