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Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC

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Fund Provider Baillie Gifford
Fund Summary The Trust aims to pursue long-term capital growth principally through investment in medium to smaller sized Japanese companies, which are believed to have above average prospects for growth.
SEDOL code 0048583
ISIN GB0000485838
Fund code BGFDL
Managers Matthew Brett, Praveen Kumar
Manager Tenure 1 year
Morningstar Category Japan Large-Cap Equity
Fund Size £133 million
Fund Type ETF / IT
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.73%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £7.72
Buy Price £7.75
Price Change -0.3871%
Price Date 21st May 2019
Yield Currently unavailable
Dividend Frequency Yearly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 1st December 1981
Fund Status OPEN
Matthew graduated BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Psychology) from the University of Cambridge in 2003 and holds a PhD in Psychology from Bristol University. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2003 and is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equity Team. Matthew is a co-manager of the Japanese All cap strategy and is a CFA Charterholder.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: Currently unavailable

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance -6.52% +29.31% +35.41% -1.45% +37.06% +10.72% +32.95% +5.71% -0.54% +49.60%
Benchmark Performance
(Japan Large-Cap Equity)
-1.76% +10.57% +34.84% -10.01% +32.44%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Japan Large-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -0.89% -0.25% -0.64%
1 week 2.37% +2.21% +0.16%
1 month -0.64% -0.52% -0.12%
3 months 4.58% +0.47% +4.10%
6 months 3.68% -0.35% +4.03%
1 year -7.43% -7.95% +0.52%
3 years 74.94% +37.44% +37.50%
5 years 138.25% +73.00% +65.25%
10 years 478.13% +114.16% +363.97%
YTD 14.94% +5.24% +9.70%
Since inception 4179.71% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
SoftBank Group Corp JPN 6.38%
Rakuten Inc JPN 3.17%
SBI Holdings Inc JPN 3.04%
Inpex Corp JPN 2.51%
MISUMI Group Inc JPN 2.44%
Kubota Corp JPN 2.41%
GMO internet Inc JPN 2.35%
Fanuc Corp JPN 2.26%
Sysmex Corp JPN 2.19%
Sony Corp JPN 2.18%

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