Fact sheet: Baillie Gifford Japan Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Baillie Gifford Japan Pn
Fund manager company
Aegon/Scottish Equitable plc
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Sarah Whitleysince 01/01/1991
Underlying fund
Baillie Gifford Jap Tst PLC
Fund objective
The fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in the shares of medium and smaller-sized Japanese companies which are believed to have above-average prospects for growth.
Benchmark
  • TSE TOPIX
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
31%
1 Year rank in sector
5/191
Sector
PN Japan Equities
Yield
-
Fund size
£3m (£3m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
141
Bid price
1020.046
Offer price
1073.733
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
ReAssure CC CoplndCadifJapAlpPPB Pn40.9%
L&G Legg MasonIFJapanEqPn32.1%
OMW Legg Mason IF Japan Equity31.7%
Zurich Inv PerpJapnseSmCosPn31.2%
Baillie Gifford Japan Pn31%
...more in PN Japan Equities

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan96.3%
    Money Market3.7%
  • Services22.1%
    Electronic & Electrical Equipment19.4%
    Manufacturing16%
    Telecommunications Utilities10%
    Financials7.8%
  • Japanese Equities89.6%
    Property Shares6.7%
    Money Market3.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2%-8%6.6%31%65.3%132.9%
Sector1.9%-6.1%1.2%12.1%34.8%65.7%
Rank within sector114 / 195172 / 1958 / 1945 / 1916 / 1833 / 175
Quartile3rd4th1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20182017201620152014
Fund-2.1%45.4%16.8%25%-0.8%
Sector-2.7%16.1%23.8%15.7%1.5%
Rank within sector41 / 1951 / 191173 / 1848 / 182150 / 175
Quartile1st1st4th1st4th
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
7.37
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.2
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
1.09
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
16.19
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
7.63
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
1.19
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.79
Price movement
52 week high1114.24
52 week low780.91
Current bid price1020.05
Current offer price1073.73
Current mid price-
Region
1Japan96.3%
2Money Market3.7%
Industry sector
1Services22.1%
2Electronic & Electrical Equipment19.4%
3Manufacturing16%
4Telecommunications Utilities10%
5Financials7.8%
6Retail6.8%
7Real Estate & Construction6.7%
8Chemicals5.3%
9Money Market3.7%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities89.6%
2Property Shares6.7%
3Money Market3.7%
Individual holdings
1SOFTBANK GROUP CORP3.3%
2YASKAWA ELECTRIC CORP3.1%
3SBI HLDGS INC2.9%
4OUTSOURCING INC2.8%
5PERSOL HOLDINGS CO. LTD.2.7%
6M3 INC2.5%
7SYSMEX CORP2.5%
8CYBERAGENT INC2.4%
9IRISO ELECTRONICS CO2.4%
Management
Fund manager group
Scottish Equitable
Fund manager company
Aegon/Scottish Equitable plc
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in the shares of medium and smaller-sized Japanese companies which are believed to have above-average prospects for growth.
Benchmark
  • TSE TOPIX
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sarah Whitley01/01/1991Sarah graduated BA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University in 1980. She joined Baillie Gifford in the same year, became a member of the Japanese team in 1982 and head of the department in 2001. Sarah is the longest standing partner within the firm, having been appointed in 1986. She is the co-manager for the Japanese All Cap and Japan Growth strategies, and is also the lead manager for the Japan Investment Trust. Sarah is also a member of the EAFE Alpha Portfolio Construction Group.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Baillie Gifford Japan Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.15%
Bid price1020.046
Offer price1073.733
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/04/2018
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSQ01
Baillie Gifford Japan Pn SC
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1%
Bid price321.9766
Offer price321.9766
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/04/2018
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBW90
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