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Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies Fund B Inc

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Fund Provider Baillie Gifford
Fund Summary The 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 code 0601458
ISIN GB0006014582
Fund code BFSMA
Managers Praveen Kumar
Manager Tenure 4 years
Morningstar Category Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity
IMA Sector Japanese Smaller Companies
Fund Size £894 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 £45.37
Buy Price £45.37
Price Change -0.7004%
Price Date 21st August 2019
Yield 0.30%
Dividend Frequency Yearly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 1st April 1983
Fund Status OPEN
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: 1.365%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance -4.10% +34.20% +17.84% +36.61% +22.69% +10.23% +38.80% +3.35% +15.59% +21.88%
Benchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
-14.67% +26.99% +21.16% +26.56% +21.81%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -0.70% -0.17% -0.53%
1 week 0.20% +1.61% -1.41%
1 month 1.70% +3.43% -1.73%
3 months 5.63% +3.72% +1.92%
6 months 7.10% -0.06% +7.16%
1 year 0.45% -13.50% +13.95%
3 years 57.19% +37.67% +19.52%
5 years 148.40% +102.40% +46.00%
10 years 431.23% +269.15% +162.08%
YTD 13.83% +7.24% +6.58%
Since inception Currently unavailable Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
GMO Payment Gateway Inc JPN 4.07%
Bengo4.com Inc JPN 3.26%
Horiba Ltd JPN 3.03%
OUTSOURCING Inc JPN 2.96%
MonotaRO Co Ltd JPN 2.92%
Asahi Intecc Co Ltd JPN 2.91%
Infomart Corp JPN 2.72%
OSG Corp JPN 2.63%
istyle Inc JPN 2.53%
Nihon M&A Center Inc JPN 2.37%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
1st May 2019 0.1130 £44.3100
1st May 2018 0.1020 £44.3300
2nd May 2017 0.1645 £32.6000
3rd May 2016 0.0933 £26.0000
1st May 2015 0.0769 £21.0600
1st May 2014 0.0818 £16.1900