Morgan Stanley China A Share:CAF

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    As of 12/2/2022

    52 Wk Avg$16.18$18.85-14.39%
    52 Wk High$21.83$25.04-9.23%
    52 Wk Low$12.16$14.73-20.21%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate9.44%
    Distribution Amount$1.3400
    Distribution FrequencyAnnually
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund investment objective is to seek capital growth. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets in A-Shares of Chinese companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. The Fund may invest, up to 15% of its net assets, in warrants, structured investments or other Strategic Transactions. These investments will be deemed to be counted toward the Funds 80% policy to the extent that these investments are linked to the performance of China A-Shares. The Fund may also invest up to 20% of its assets in other types of investments, including B-shares of companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, H-Shares of companies incorporated in mainland China and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, shares of Red Chip companies with controlling Chinese shareholders that are incorporated outside mainland China and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, shares of China-related companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Singapore Stock Exchange and other exchanges, and assets which may or may not be China-related, including shares of open and closed-end investment companies, strategic transactions, common stocks, bonds, convertible securities, money market and other short-term debt securities and cash equivalents.

    Capital Structure

    As of 12/2/2022

    Total Investment Exposure:$365.202M
    Total Common Assets:$365.202M
    Common Shares Outstanding:21,881,465
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.51%
    Other Expenses:0.23%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.74%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Neuberger Berman

    Portfolio Managers
    Amay Hattangadi, Gary Cheung, Leon Sun

    Category: Equity-Asia Equity
    Ticker: CAF
    NAV Ticker: XCAFX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 26,054
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.414M
    Inception Date: 9/28/2006
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
    Third Party Links & Reports


    As of 12/2/2022

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 6/30/2022
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 12/2/2022
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 12/2/2022
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 12/2/2022

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 12/2/2022

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-15.80%
    1 Year-14.39%
    3 Year-14.16%
    5 Year-13.68%

    As of 12/2/2022

    3 Month1.57
    6 Month0.50
    1 Year-0.22
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 11/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Asia Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 11/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Asia Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 9/30/2022
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2021
    Asset Allocation

    As of 9/30/2022

    Top Sectors

    As of 9/30/2022

    Cyclical (Super Sector)43.36%
    Defensive (Super Sector)30.67%
    Financial Services24.29%
    Consumer Cyclical17.99%
    Consumer Defensive17.31%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)13.09%
    Cash Equivalents13.09%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)12.88%
    Top Holdings

    As of 9/30/2022

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd Class A$29.12M7.94%
    Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd Class A$25.61M6.99%
    China Merchants Bank Co Ltd Class A$23.31M6.36%
    Gree Electric Appliances Inc of Zhuhai Class A$21.13M5.77%
    China Tourism Group Duty Free Corp Ltd Class A$19.41M5.30%
    Anjoy Foods Group Co Ltd Class A$18.78M5.12%
    China Yangtze Power Co Ltd Class A$18.24M4.98%
    Midea Group Co Ltd Class A$17.45M4.76%
    Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co Ltd Class A$16.60M4.53%
    Postal Savings Bank Of China Co Ltd Class A$14.70M4.01%
    Country Allocation

    As of 9/30/2022

    Country% Portfolio
    China - Equity86.91%

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    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.