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Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies Fund B Acc

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Fund ProviderBaillie Gifford & Co Limited.
Fund SummaryThe Sub-fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the MSCI Japan Small Cap Index, 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 smaller 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 generally invest in smaller companies in any sector, being a company that has either a market capitalisation or turnover of less than ¥150 billion at the time of initial purchase. To the extent that the Sub-fund is not fully invested in shares of smaller Japanese companies, the Sub-fund may also invest in other transferable securities of Japanese companies, money market instruments, deposits and cash. The Sub-fund may not invest in or otherwise use derivatives.
SEDOL code0601492
Fund codeBFSBA
ManagersPraveen Kumar
Manager Tenure5 years
Morningstar CategoryJapan Small/Mid-Cap Equity
IMA SectorJapanese Smaller Companies
Fund Size£833 million
Fund TypeOEIC
Management StyleActive
Ongoing Charge Figure (OCF)0.63%
Cavendish ongoing charge0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment£25
Minimum Top Up£25
Minimum Monthly Investment£25
Sell Price£61.5000
Buy Price£61.5000
Price Change+1.0019%
Price Date28th September 2020
Dividend FrequencyYearly
ISA EligibleYes
SIPP EligibleYes
Inception Date11th November 2013
Fund StatusOPEN
Praveen Kumar joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and became an investment manager on the Japanese Equities team in 2011. He graduated BEng in Computer Science from Bangalore University in 2001, and has an MBA in Finance from Cambridge University in 2008. He previously worked for FKI Logistex before joining Baillie Gifford in 2008.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 0.958%

Annual Returns2019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Fund Performance+10.81%-4.11%+34.21%+17.86%+36.60%+22.66%+10.27%+38.86%+3.23%+15.69%
Benchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
Time PeriodCumulativeBenchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day1.00%+9.79%-8.79%
1 week2.91%+12.43%-9.51%
1 month14.80%+7.71%+7.09%
3 months12.76%+33.12%-20.36%
6 months52.19%+10.84%+41.35%
1 year22.68%+5.40%+17.28%
3 years15.67%+15.37%+0.30%
5 years22.43%+13.65%+8.77%
10 years19.53%+9.17%+10.36%
Since inceptionCurrently unavailableCurrently unavailableCurrently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share NameCountryValue
Bengo4.com IncJPN4.44%
COSMOS Pharmaceutical CorpJPN3.32%
GMO Payment Gateway IncJPN3.03%
Demae-Can Co LtdJPN2.93%
Raksul Inc Ordinary SharesJPN2.86%
MonotaRO Co LtdJPN2.81%
eGuarantee IncJPN2.66%
Anicom Holdings IncJPN2.59%
Nihon M&A Center IncJPN2.57%
GAtechnologies Co Ltd Ordinary SharesJPN2.41%
Dividend DatePer share amountReinvestment Price
1st May 20200.1755£45.6100
1st May 20190.1231£48.3900
1st May 20180.1108£48.2900
2nd May 20170.1778£35.4300
3rd May 20160.1005£28.1000