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M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund I Inc

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Fund Provider M&G
Fund Summary The Fund aims to provide a higher total return (the combination of capital growth and income), net of the Ongoing Charge Figure, than that of the Russell/Nomura Mid-Small Cap Index over any five-year period.
SEDOL code B62S8P4
ISIN GB00B62S8P46
Fund code MGJOI
Managers Johan Du Preez
Manager Tenure 4 years
Morningstar Category Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity
IMA Sector Japanese Smaller Companies
Fund Size £88 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.93%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £22.5759
Buy Price £22.5759
Price Change +0.0958%
Price Date 23rd May 2019
Yield 2.23%
Dividend Frequency Yearly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 31st May 1984
Fund Status OPEN
Johan du Preez has managed the M&G Japan Fund and the M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund since joining the M&G Equity team in 2015. He began his investment career in 1998 as an analyst with Prudential Portfolio Managers, South Africa (PPMSA). In the following year, he became a senior portfolio manager and shortly afterwards, a director of PPMSA. In 2004 Johan transferred to Prudentials asset management business in Asia, where he specialised in Japanese equity as an investment director. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B Econ Sc in mathematical statistics and actuarial science in 1992 and from the University of Cape Town with a M Com in economics in 2003. He is a CFA charterholder.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 1.041%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance -10.31% +4.10% +53.33% -0.27% +30.86% +4.81% +24.54% +13.45% -1.75% +51.97%
Benchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
-7.85% +15.35% +41.92% +1.86% +24.76%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day 0.10% +1.10% -1.01%
1 week 1.38% +0.51% +0.87%
1 month -5.94% -1.29% -4.65%
3 months -7.31% -0.69% -6.62%
6 months -9.86% -2.26% -7.59%
1 year -21.51% -14.52% -7.00%
3 years 30.55% +43.68% -13.13%
5 years 80.49% +112.28% -31.79%
10 years 253.84% +253.56% +0.28%
YTD -3.88% +4.70% -8.58%
Since inception 997.65% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Mazda Motor Corp JPN 4.74%
Credit Saison Co Ltd JPN 4.17%
Oki Electric Industry Co Ltd JPN 3.89%
IBJ Leasing Co Ltd JPN 3.79%
Iida Group Holdings Co Ltd JPN 3.62%
DOWA Holdings Co Ltd JPN 3.62%
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd JPN 3.34%
Sankyo Tateyama Inc JPN 3.33%
Sumitomo Riko Co Ltd JPN 3.31%
JSR Corp JPN 3.29%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
3rd September 2018 0.5200 £27.1369
1st September 2017 0.4447 £27.0330
1st September 2016 0.2482 £20.7142
1st September 2015 0.1232 £15.9120
1st September 2014 0.1137 £14.8406