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Baillie Gifford Japanese Fund B Acc

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Fund Provider Baillie Gifford
Fund Summary The Sub-fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the TOPIX, as stated in Sterling, by at least 1.5% per annum over rolling five-year periods. The Sub-fund will invest at least 90% in shares of Japanese companies being those which are listed, incorporated, domiciled or conduct a significant portion of their business in Japan. The Sub-fund will be actively managed and will invest in companies of any size and sector. To the extent that the Sub-fund is not fully invested in shares of Japanese companies, the Sub-fund may also invest in other transferable securities of Japanese companies, money market instruments and deposits. The Sub-fund may not invest in or otherwise use derivatives.
SEDOL code 0601113
ISIN GB0006011133
Fund code BFJBA
Managers Matthew Brett
Manager Tenure 11 years
Morningstar Category Japan Large-Cap Equity
IMA Sector Japan
Fund Size £3,087 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.63%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £17.49
Buy Price £17.49
Price Change -1.0187%
Price Date 18th September 2019
Yield 1.14%
Dividend Frequency Yearly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 8th October 1984
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: 0.998%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance +0.42% +16.14% +34.63% +9.54% +16.37% +3.48% +37.62% -2.29% +14.18% +12.19%
Benchmark Performance
(Japan Large-Cap Equity)
+2.61% +5.64% +23.16% +13.22% +17.23%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Japan Large-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -1.02% -0.30% -0.72%
1 week 0.87% +1.48% -0.62%
1 month 4.54% +3.60% +0.94%
3 months 6.00% +3.70% +2.30%
6 months 12.55% +1.36% +11.19%
1 year 3.98% -6.36% +10.34%
3 years 44.55% +35.35% +9.20%
5 years 105.21% +64.49% +40.72%
10 years 235.12% +122.32% +112.81%
YTD 20.29% +7.01% +13.28%
Since inception Currently unavailable Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
SoftBank Group Corp JPN 8.49%
Rakuten Inc JPN 4.05%
SBI Holdings Inc JPN 4.04%
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc JPN 3.85%
Inpex Corp JPN 3.62%
Kubota Corp JPN 3.18%
Toyota Motor Corp JPN 2.83%
Fanuc Corp JPN 2.58%
GMO internet Inc JPN 2.57%
MISUMI Group Inc JPN 2.51%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
1st May 2019 0.1885 £16.5600
1st May 2018 0.1403 £16.8600
2nd May 2017 0.1211 £13.8800
3rd May 2016 0.0868 £9.7300
1st May 2015 0.0687 £10.1000
1st May 2014 0.0606 £7.9690