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Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC

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Fund Provider Baillie Gifford
Fund Summary Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon?s objective is to pursue long term capital growth through investment principally in small Japanese companies which are believed to have above average prospects for growth. The Board and Managers currently consider a small company to be one that has either market capitalisation or turnover of less than ¥150 billion. The Company is classified by the AIC within its Japanese Smaller Companies sector.The portfolio is constructed through the identification of individual companies which offer long term growth potential, typically over a three to five year horizon. The portfolio is actively managed and does not seek to track the comparative index; hence a degree of volatility against the index is inevitable.In constructing the equity portfolio a spread of risk is achieved by diversifying the portfolio through investment in 40 to 80 holdings. Although sector concentration and the thematic characteristics of the portfolio are carefully monitored, there are no maximum limits to deviation from comparative index stock or sector weights. Holdings are limited to 5% of total assets at time of purchase. Any holding that, as a result of performance exceeds 5% of total assets is subject to particular scrutiny. A holding greater than 5% will continue to be held where the Managers are convinced of the ongoing merits of the investment case.The Company may invest in UK and Overseas domiciled pooled funds, including UK listed investment trusts that invest principally in Japanese securities. On acquisition, no more than 15% of the Company?s total assets will be invested in such companies or funds. The portfolio is expected to consist of predominantly listed equity holdings, however unlisted investments may also be held.Holdings of unlisted investments shall not exceed 10% of the total assets of the Company in aggregate at the time of purchase.
SEDOL code BFXYH24
ISIN GB00BFXYH242
Fund code BGSLM
Managers Praveen Kumar
Manager Tenure 4 years
Morningstar Category Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity
Fund Size £56 million
Fund Type ETF / IT
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.89%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £1.776
Buy Price £1.788
Price Change +1.8349%
Price Date 13th September 2019
Yield Currently unavailable
Dividend Frequency Yearly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 31st July 1985
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: Currently unavailable

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance -5.23% +39.89% +19.35% +40.34% +28.08% +13.22% +40.94% +7.80% +13.98% +29.18%
Benchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
-14.74% +24.58% +27.74% +16.52% +25.80%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day 0.91% -0.17% +1.08%
1 week 3.60% +1.61% +2.00%
1 month -2.94% +3.43% -6.37%
3 months -2.30% +3.72% -6.02%
6 months 0.91% -0.06% +0.97%
1 year -8.52% -13.50% +4.98%
3 years 70.44% +37.67% +32.77%
5 years 167.97% +102.40% +65.57%
10 years 611.38% +269.15% +342.22%
YTD 9.34% +7.24% +2.10%
Since inception 1981.66% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Bengo4.com Inc JPN 3.74%
Infomart Corp JPN 3.05%
OUTSOURCING Inc JPN 2.87%
Asahi Intecc Co Ltd JPN 2.87%
MonotaRO Co Ltd JPN 2.84%
PeptiDream Inc JPN 2.69%
Horiba Ltd JPN 2.62%
istyle Inc JPN 2.61%
GMO Payment Gateway Inc JPN 2.58%
Katitas Co Ltd JPN 2.49%

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