T. Rowe Price launched a China Evolution Equity Fund that’s targeting “long-term growth of capital” via investments in Chinese companies, the firm said.
Although the company has been investing in China for decades through global strategies, including those focused on emerging markets and Asia, the T. Rowe Price China Evolution Equity Fund represents its first mutual fund focused only on Chinese equities, it noted.
The fund’s expense ratio is 1.40% for Investor Class shares (TCELX) and 1.04% for I Class shares (TRCLX). The minimum initial investment amounts are $2,500 for Investor Class shares and $1 million for I Class shares.
“China is undergoing unprecedented changes, including an evolving economic model, industrial upgrades, and a shifting geopolitical outlook,” according to Wenli Zheng, portfolio manager of the China Evolution Equity Fund. “These changes have created an investment landscape with ample mispricing opportunities,” he said in a statement, adding: “The China Evolution Equity Fund looks to exploit these opportunities through a style-agnostic approach unconstrained by an index.”
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