In the face of all of the fear and confusion surrounding China’s sharp stock market decline in June, and the recent moves by its central bank to weaken the Chinese currency, one billionaire has been using the opportunity to load up on Chinese stocks.
His name is Chase Coleman. He runs Tiger Global, a hedge fund that was seeded by billionaire Julian Robertson.
Few have had the performance over the past fifteen years that can compare to Coleman’s. According to an investor letter from Tiger Global, his hedge fund has returned 21% annualized on long positions since 2001. That compares to a 4.5% annualized return for the S&P 500. This run has made Coleman a billionaire before the age of 40.
Not only does Coleman have more than 20% of his hedge fund invested in Chinese companies, but he has been aggressively building those big stakes over the past two months as China’s stock market slid.
At Billionairesportfolio.com, our strategy is rooted in following the moves of the world’s best billionaire investors. This strategy can be even more powerful when we are able to “buy the billionaire on a dip.” In all of five of the stocks listed below, we can follow the wunderkind billionaire hedge funder, Chase Coleman’s lead, into his plays on China. In three of the stocks, we can buy them cheaper than the price Coleman paid for his shares.
1) JD.Com (JD)- JD.com is currently Chase Coleman’s biggest position in his hedge fund, making up nearly 7% of the fund. This stock has been slammed recently, which offers an attractive entry point into one of the fastest growing e-commerce stocks in China.
2) Alibaba (BABA) – Coleman has 6% of his hedge fund invested in Alibaba. Alibaba was hit hard on a weaker earnings report today, but is a dominant company in China, with huge potential growth. Baba shares are 40% off of the highs of just nine months ago, and trading cheaper than where Coleman bought his shares.
3) Vipshop Holding (VIPS) – This is Coleman’s third largest position in China and he is down on his investment. VIPS also happens to be one of billionaire hedge fund manager John Burbank’s top positions at his fund Passport Capital. VIPS has been a highly volatile stock, going from $19 to $30 this year and back to $19 today.
4) 58.com (WUBA)- In recent weeks, while the rest of the world was panicking about China’s stock market volatility, Chase Coleman added to his positon of the Chinese internet company, 58.com, and now owns more than 6.3% of the company. WUBA sold for $83 just months ago, and now trades at $51, offering huge upside if the stock bottoms here.
5) eHi Car Services (EHIC)- In June, Coleman and Tiger Global initiated a brand new position, (21.5% ownership) in EHIC, the “Uber of China.” He is now down on this position, so you are able to buy eHi at a cheaper price than one of the best hedge fund managers on the planet.
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