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M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund I Inc

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Fund Provider M&G Securities Ltd
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 Carl Vine
Manager Tenure 1 year
Morningstar Category Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity
IMA Sector Japanese Smaller Companies
Fund Size £70 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Ongoing Charge Figure (OCF) 0.9%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £23.4200
Buy Price £23.4200
Price Change -1.4106%
Price Date 29th May 2020
Yield 2.88%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 4th February 2013
Fund Status OPEN
Carl Vine joined M&G as Co-Head of Asian Investment. Carl co-founded Oxford-based Port Meadow Capital Management, a boutique investment firm, in 2014. Prior to that, he worked as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for SAC Capital Advisors in Hong Kong and was the Asian-based member of their global investment committee. Before that, Carl was a Managing Director at UBS in Hong Kong, where he invested proprietary capital across Asia and Japan, and a Principal for TPG-Axon Capital. He began his career with Prudential Portfolio Managers in London, before relocating to Tokyo to open Prudential’s Japan office. Carl holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Oxford University.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 0.016%

Annual Returns 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund Performance -15.92% -10.31% +4.10% +53.33% -0.27% +30.86% +4.81% +24.54% +13.45% -1.75%
Benchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
-9.27% -8.48% +19.51% +34.70% +5.91%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -1.41% -0.82% -0.59%
1 week 6.06% +11.96% -5.90%
1 month 10.04% +16.40% -6.36%
3 months 9.73% -0.54% +10.28%
6 months -4.66% +8.05% -12.71%
1 year 5.69% +4.91% +0.77%
3 years -1.22% +12.34% -13.56%
5 years 7.21% +11.89% -4.67%
10 years 10.67% +7.70% +2.97%
YTD -5.91% +3.35% -9.26%
Since inception 7.07% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Nippon Thompson Co Ltd JPN 4.94%
JSR Corp JPN 4.50%
Fuji Electric Co Ltd JPN 4.33%
Yamatane Corp JPN 4.14%
HASEKO Corp JPN 4.04%
Fujimi Inc JPN 3.87%
Hitachi Zosen Corp JPN 3.25%
Lixil Group Corp JPN 3.12%
Megmilk Snow Brand Co Ltd JPN 3.10%
SPARX Group Co Ltd JPN 2.86%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
2nd September 2019 0.6112 £22.9599
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