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SPARX Japan Fund GBP UnHedged Class C Share

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Fund Provider Sparx
Fund Summary The Fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth by identifying and acquiring undervalued Japanese equities by capitalizing on the Investment Advisor's intensive in-house research expertise and extensive information network established through independent investment experience in Japan since 1989. The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. In seeking to achieve its objective, the Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of Japanese companies, and in any event, will at all times invest at least two-thirds of its total assets in equity securities issued by companies which are domiciled or exercise the predominant part of their economic activity in Japan. The Fund may invest the rest of its assets in ancillary liquid assets such as money market instruments (including banker?s acceptances, commercial paper and negotiable certificates of deposit) or cash deposits. The Fund will invest primarily in securities denominated in Japanese yen. The Fund's portfolio is actively managed, and investment selection is research driven. As an actively managed Fund, portfolio holdings are not selected by reference to a specific index or other benchmark. The number of holdings held by the Fund will vary, but the Fund will at most times hold more than 30 holdings.
SEDOL code BYVLF15
ISIN IE00BYVLF156
Fund code SPJGC
Managers Shuhei Abe, Masakazu Takeda
Manager Tenure 14 years
Morningstar Category Japan Large-Cap Equity
Fund Size £880 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 1.1%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £113.844
Buy Price £113.844
Price Change -0.2398%
Price Date 12th July 2019
Yield Currently unavailable
Dividend Frequency Yearly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 14th November 2017
Fund Status OPEN
Mr. Abe began his career as an analyst for Nomura Research Institute (Japan) and transferred to Nomura Securities in 1982. After working in Japanese equity institutional sales at Nomura Securities International (New York), he formed Abe Capital Research Inc. in 1985 and managed Japanese equity investments for US and European investors. In 1989, Mr. Abe returned to Tokyo, Japan to start SPARX Asset Management (SPARX). He founded SPARX USA in 1994 and has been a portfolio manager of the fund since its inception. Mr. Abe graduated from Sophia University with a B.A. in Economics in 1978 and obtained an MBA from Babson College. He completed Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program (AMP) in 2005.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: Currently unavailable

Annual Returns 2018
Fund Performance +7.68%
Benchmark Performance
(Japan Large-Cap Equity)
-3.61%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Japan Large-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -0.24% -0.30% +0.06%
1 week -2.26% +1.48% -3.74%
1 month 1.81% +3.60% -1.80%
3 months 5.15% +3.70% +1.46%
6 months 8.78% +1.36% +7.42%
1 year 6.56% -6.36% +12.92%
3 years Currently unavailable +35.35% Currently unavailable
5 years Currently unavailable +64.49% Currently unavailable
10 years Currently unavailable +122.32% Currently unavailable
YTD 10.03% +7.01% +3.03%
Since inception 13.84% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
SoftBank Group Corp JPN 6.46%
Fast Retailing Co Ltd JPN 5.70%
Nidec Corp JPN 5.58%
Recruit Holdings Co Ltd JPN 5.52%
Terumo Corp JPN 5.14%
Daikin Industries Ltd JPN 5.10%
MISUMI Group Inc JPN 4.98%
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co Ltd JPN 4.89%
Kubota Corp JPN 4.74%
Mitsubishi Corp JPN 4.70%

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