Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, a high value-added investment management firm, published its ‘Artisan International Fund’ fourth quarter 2020 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of 8.87% was recorded by its Investor Class: ARTIX, 8.90% by its Advisor Class: APDIX, and 8.92% by its Institutional Class: APHIX, in the fourth quarter of 2020, all below its MSCI EAFE benchmark that delivered a 16.05% return and its MSCI All Country World Index that was up by 17.01% in the same period. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.
Artisan International Fund, in their Q4 2020 investor letter, mentioned Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) and emphasized their views on the company. Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a China-based e-commerce company that currently has a $632 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, BABA delivered a -2.49% return, but its 12-month gains are still up by 26.07%. As of March 16, 2021, the stock closed at $226.93 per share.
Here is what Artisan International Fund has to say about Alibaba Group Holding Limited in their Q4 2020 investor letter:
“Shares of Alibaba and other leading Chinese companies came under pressure due to news of potential for increased antitrust regulation in China. We believe the market has likely overreacted since the Chinese government does not want to hamper the large e-commerce platforms that are key growth drivers for the economy. Though the uncertain regulatory environment has driven short-term volatility in Chinese Internet stocks, we have confidence that Alibaba, one of China’s best-managed companies, will find ways to adapt and continue growing.”
Our calculations show that Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) ranks 7th in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Alibaba Group Holding Limited was in 156 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 166 funds in the third quarter. BABA delivered a -13.35% return in the past 3 months.
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