With strong GDP growth, a stable macroeconomic environment, increasing exports, and record levels of foreign direct investment, it is easy to see why Vietnam is considered among the world’s most exciting markets. Half of the population of 95 million is under age 35, and an expanding middle class has created a compelling domestic consumption story that has attracted the attention of companies from around the globe.
VOF gives investors access to a range of carefully selected investments in the listed and private companies that are participating in, benefitting from, and driving the sustainable growth Vietnam is experiencing today.
Latest commentary from our fund manager
“I get up and nothin’ gets me down” – Van Halen, “Jump”
With over a month of zero community infections and no further COVID-related deaths recorded, the Vietnam Index (VNI) brushed off concerns of the second wave of COVID-19 communal infection that appeared in Danang in late July. Even against regional market volatility leading into September, the VNI posted another good month of performance, up 2.9% (total return, USD terms), and down just 4.6% (TR$) for the calendar year to date, versus the wider MSCI ASEAN peer group which is down 22.4% for the year. In September, the fund’s NAV per share increased 2.9% (TR$), while calendar year to date is up 8.5% (TR$), outperforming the VN Index by 13.1%.