News

The Taiwan Fund, Inc. Announces the Results of the Annual Stockholders Meeting
April 24, 2024

The Taiwan Fund, Inc. Amends the Number of Directors on the Board of Directors
March 29, 2024

TWN Press Release- Thomas Kamp
March 25, 2024

Insights

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights - April, 2024
May 31, 2024

The Taiwan market was rather volatile during the month of April, lacking a clear trend. Technology companies in the United States generally exceeded market expectations, while the pace of capital expenditures (CapEx), particularly in artificial intelligence (“AI”), continued to be strong. However, together with the elevated valuations, some companies in Taiwan did not meaningfully express their direction for the coming year, which fueled market volatility. The Taiwan TAIEX Total Return Index, (the “Benchmark”) fell 1.15% in April 2024, in US dollar terms, with Information Technology and Communication Services being the poorest performing sectors. Within the Information Technology sector, Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment and Technology Hardware & Equipment were the poorest performing industry groups. In the Communication Services sector, the downturn was generally driven by the Telecommunication Services industry group. During the month, the best two performing sectors were Real Estate and Industrials. Within the Industrials sector, the Transportation industry group was the main contributor to the sector performance.

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights - March, 2024
April 26, 2024

The Taiwan TAIEX Total Return Index, (the “Benchmark”) rose 5.91% in March 2024, in US dollar terms. The top three outperforming industry groups were Commercial & Professional Services, Technology Hardware & Equipment and Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment. The top three underperforming industry groups were Energy, Consumer Discretionary Distribution & Retail and Transportation.

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights - February, 2024
March 25, 2024

The Taiwan TAIEX Total Return Index, (the “Benchmark”) rose 4.98% in February 2024, in US dollar terms. The top three outperforming industry groups were Utilities, Capital Goods and Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment. The top three underperforming industry groups were Consumer Services, Software & Services and Energy.

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights - January, 2024
February 27, 2024

The Taiwan TAIEX Total Return Index, (the “Benchmark”) declined 2.10% in January 2024, in U.S. dollar terms. The top three outperforming industry groups were Utilities, Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment and Software & Services. The top three underperforming industry groups were Consumer Discretionary Distribution & Retail, Energy and Financial Services.

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights - December, 2023
January 31, 2024

The Taiwan TAIEX Total Return Index, (the “Benchmark”), rose 4.85% in December 2023, in US dollar terms, with electronics leading the rally. The top three outperforming industry groups were Transportation, Technology Hardware & Equipment and Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment. The top three underperforming industry groups were Energy, Media & Entertainment and Consumer Durables & Apparel.

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights - November, 2023
December 15, 2023

The Taiwan TAIEX Total Return Index, (the “Benchmark”), rose 13.12% in November 2023, in US dollar terms, with electronics leading the rally. The top three outperforming industry groups were Capital Goods, Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment and Consumer
Discretionary Distribution & Retail. The top three underperforming industry groups were Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Telecommunication Services and Utilities.

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights – October 2023
December 06, 2023

The Taiwan TAIEX Total Return Index, (the “Benchmark”), declined 2.62% in October 2023, in US dollar terms, with electronics again continuing to lead the decline. The top three outperforming industry groups were Commercial & Professional Services, Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment and Telecommunication Services. The top three underperforming industry groups were Technology Hardware & Equipment, Transportation and Capital Goods.

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights – September 2023
October 31, 2023

The Taiwan TAIEX Total Return Index, (the “Benchmark”), declined 2.80% in September 2023, in US dollar terms, with electronics continuing to lead the decline. The top three outperforming industry groups were Automobiles & Components, Commercial & Professional Services and Transportation. The top three underperforming industry groups were Consumer Services, Consumer Discretionary Distribution & Retail and Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment.

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights – August 2023
September 22, 2023

The Taiwan Stock Exchange Weighted Index (“TWSE”) declined 3.85% in August 2023, in US dollar terms, with electronics leading the decline. The top three outperforming industry groups were Media & Entertainment, Automobiles & Components and Telecommunication Services. The top three underperforming industry groups were Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences, and Utilities and Household & Personal Products.

Taiwan Fund Monthly Insights – July 2023
September 01, 2023

The Taiwan Stock Exchange Weighted Index (“TWSE”) rose 1.51% in July 2023, in US dollar terms, with electronics again leading the rise. The top three outperforming industry groups were Technology Hardware & Equipment, Insurance and Financial Services. The top three underperforming industry groups were Consumer Services, Media & Entertainment and Consumer Discretionary Distribution & Retail. The Taiwan TPEx Exchange Index, (“TWOTCI”, the over-the-counter index) declined 1.93% in July, in US dollar terms.

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Investing in the Fund involves certain considerations in addition to the risks normally associated with making investments in securities. The value of the shares issued by the Fund, and the income from them, may go down as well as up and there can be no assurance that upon sale, or otherwise, investors will receive back the amount originally invested. There can be no assurance that you will receive comparable performance returns. Movements in foreign exchange rates may have a separate effect, unfavorable as well as favorable, on the gain or loss otherwise experienced on an investment. Past performance is not a guide to future returns. Accordingly, the Fund is only suitable for investment by investors who are able and willing to withstand the total loss of their investment. In particular, prospective investors should consider the following risks:

  • Discretionary investment is not risk free. The past operating performance does not guarantee a minimum return for the discretionary investment fund. Apart from exercising the duty of care of a prudent adviser, NAMUSA will not be responsible for the profit or loss of the Fund, nor guarantee a minimum return.
  • It should be noted that investment in the Fund is only suitable for sophisticated investors who are aware of the risk of investing in Taiwan and should be regarded as long term. Funds that invest in one country carry a higher degree of risk than those with portfolios diversified across a number of markets.
  • Investment in the securities of smaller and unquoted companies can involve greater risk than is customarily associated with investment in larger, more established, companies. In particular, smaller companies often have limited product lines, markets, or financial resources and their management may be dependent on a smaller number of key individuals. In addition, the market for stock in smaller companies is often less liquid than that for stock in larger companies, bringing with it potential difficulties in acquiring, valuing, and disposing of such stock. Proper information for determining their value, or the risks to which they are exposed, may not be available.
  • Investments within emerging markets such as Taiwan can be of higher risk. Many emerging markets, and the companies quoted on their stock exchanges, are exposed to the risks of political, social, and religious instability, expropriation of assets or nationalization, rapid rates of inflation, high interest rates, currency depreciation, and fluctuations and changes in taxation which may affect the Fund’s income and the value of its investments.
  • The marketability of quoted shares may be limited due to foreign investment restrictions, wide dealing spreads, exchange controls, foreign ownership restrictions, the restricted opening of stock exchanges, and a narrow range of investors. Trading volume may be lower than on more developed stock markets, and equities are less liquid. Volatility of prices can also be greater than in more developed stock markets. The infrastructure for clearing, settlement, and registration on the primary and secondary markets may be undeveloped. Under certain circumstances, there may be delays in settling transactions in some of the markets.

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