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Alistair Thompson

First State Investments
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FE Trustnet verdict
Overall, performing better than the peer group composite. Over a long track record, the manager has outperformed the peer group more often than not. There is not sufficient data to say whether good stockpicking has had any real effect on results, which have not been particularly exposed to falling markets.
Manager profile
Alistair Thompson joined First State’s Asia Pacific/ Global Emerging Markets team in January 2003 in the role of Senior Portfolio Manager for Asia Pacific Equity. Alistair plays a supporting role in the management of Global Emerging Markets product, and has specific responsibility for research on Australasian companies. Following the merger of the Edinburgh-based Asia Pacific team with the Hong Kong and Singapore Asian teams in September 2003, Alistair relocated to Singapore in December 2003. Alistair joined First State from Edinburgh Fund Managers where he worked for nine years and was Head of Asia Pacific (ex Japan). Alistair was the portfolio manager for a range of open ended funds and a leading investment trust. Prior to joining Edinburgh Fund Managers in November 1993, he worked for CIM Fund Managers where he started managing their money market funds from 1990 and their Asian funds from 1992, having joined the firm in 1989. Alistair holds a Diploma in Fund Management from the Securities Institute of London.
Total return for Alistair Thompson
Discrete calendar year performance : Alistair Thompson

Manager career performance
Discrete performance
  0-12m 12-24m 24-36m 36-48m 48-60m 60-72m 72-84m 84-96m 96-108m 108-120m
Alistair Thompson 27.1 -10.2 20.4 1.8 16.0 54.2 -16.4 20.3 17.4 36.4
Peer Group Composite 21.6 -4.5 15.9 -7.0 11.2 63.1 -22.7 11.5 11.6 39.5
Over / Under 5.5 -5.7 4.5 8.8 4.8 -8.9 6.3 8.8 5.8 -3.1
Performance vs peer group composite: Alistair Thompson
How a manager matches up against his peers gives you some idea of how talented he is. Very few managers perform equally well in rising and falling markets, so knowing which type of market a manager is capable of performing well within is also important.
Overall markets
Outperformed peer group composite
7 years
out of a possible 10
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 10
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 7
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
2 years
out of a possible 3
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
First State Asian Growth Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan since Aug 05 1999 to present
First State Singapore & Malaysia Growth Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan since Oct 18 2002 to present
First State Asia Pacific Select Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan since Mar 11 2010 to present
First State Asia Innovation Co-managed FO Equity - Tech Media & Telecom since Jan 01 2013 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
Old Mutual Pacific Equity since Jun 30 2003 to Oct 14 2014
First State Asia Pacific Leaders since Dec 01 2003 to Feb 28 2014