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Martin Lau: Now Is a Better Time to Buy China

An esteemed investor in Asian equities discusses what to make of the Chinese government's recent market interventions and whether China's sell-off represents a buying opportunity.

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Our guest this week is Martin Lau. Martin is a managing partner of FSSA Investment Managers, part of First Sentier Investors. He's been at the firm since 2002 and is the lead fund manager of various FSSA strategies, including the FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund, the FSSA China Growth Fund, and the FSSA Hong Kong Growth Fund. Martin has been in the investment business for nearly three decades and is based in Hong Kong. Morningstar's analysts have recognized Martin's achievements on a number of occasions, most recently in 2020, when they named the FSSA Hong Kong Growth Fund the winner of the Best Hong Kong Equity Fund Award. Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cambridge University, as well as master’s degree in engineering from Cambridge. Martin is a CFA charterholder.

 

 

Background

 

 

BioFSSA Investment Managers

 

 

Morningstar Global Fund Report: FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class I

 

 

FSSA China Growth Fund Class I

 

 

FSSA Hong Kong Growth Fund

 

 

Portfolio Management and Investing in China

 

 

Some Chinese Stocks Are Starting to Look Like Bargains. Where to Look,” by Reshma Kapadia, barrons.com, July 12, 2021.

 

 

Tencent’s Margins Are Going Down, and That’s Great News for Shareholders,” by Billy Duberstein, themotleyfool.com, May 23, 2021.

 

 

Chinese Internet Stocks Are Riding on China’s Rising Self-Reliance and Policy Changes,” seekingalpha.com, June 13, 2021.

 

 

Didi Global Considers Going Private to Placate China and Compensate Investors,” by Jing Yang, wsj.com, July 29, 2021.

 

 

Factbox: From Education to Bitcoin, China’s Season of Regulatory Crackdown,” reuters.com, July 27, 2021.

 

 

China’s New Rules Raise Risks for Private K-12 Education Companies,” fitchratings.com, June 17, 2021.

 

 

Tap Into the World’s Fastest Growing Markets by Investing Into High Quality Companies Driving Sustainable Growth Outcomes,” by Martin Lau, fssaim.com.

 

 

Companies Mentioned in This Episode

 

 

Tesla
 

Tencent
 

DiDi
 

Alibaba Group
 

Apple
 

Google
 

PetroChina
 

China Mobile
 

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
 

JP Morgan
 

Wells Fargo
 

China Merchants Bank
 

Kuaishou
 

ENN Energy Holdings Limited
 

Nike
 

ANTA Sports
 

Fila