Fact sheet: Baillie Gifford Japanese

Fund information
Fund name
Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Matthew Brettsince 31/05/2008
  • Sarah Whitleysince 01/11/2007
Accolades
Winner - Japan
Fund objective
The objective is to produce attractive capital growth over the long term through investment in Japan in any economic sector, but with the ability also to invest up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.
Benchmark
  • Topix
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
24.3%
1 Year rank in sector
6/44
Sector
UT Japan
Yield
0.8%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.63%
Fund size
£2,230m (£1,488m 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.
125
Mid price
1629
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
First State Jap Focs42.2%
Neptune Japan Opps30.6%
Fidelity Japan Smaller Comp29.9%
Fidelity Institutional Japan28.6%
Legg Mason IFJaEq26.3%
...more in UT Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan98.1%
    Money Market1.9%
  • Machinery18%
    Services16.3%
    Electronic & Electrical Equipment15.4%
    Financials13.4%
    Telecommunications Utilities11.8%
  • Japanese Equities94.7%
    Property Shares3.4%
    Money Market1.9%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.4%7%16.9%24.3%86%172.8%
Sector2.6%5.9%11.9%17.2%68.1%124.1%
Rank within sector16 / 4612 / 466 / 466 / 445 / 404 / 35
Quartile2nd2nd1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund24%33.9%11.9%0%43.8%
Sector16.2%24%15.8%0.8%26.2%
Rank within sector7 / 441 / 4337 / 4029 / 383 / 35
Quartile1st1st4th4th1st
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.
2.55
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.
1.09
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.
1.38
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%.
14.1
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.
3.88
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.
1.01
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high1680
52 week low1268
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1629
Region
1Japan98.1%
2Money Market1.9%
Industry sector
1Machinery18%
2Services16.3%
3Electronic & Electrical Equipment15.4%
4Financials13.4%
5Telecommunications Utilities11.8%
6Chemicals9.9%
7Retail6.2%
8Pharmaceuticals3.7%
9Real Estate & Construction3.4%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities94.7%
2Property Shares3.4%
3Money Market1.9%
Individual holdings
1SOFTBANK GROUP CORP5%
2INPEX CORP4.1%
3SUMITOMO MITSUI TR HLDGS INC3.8%
4YASKAWA ELECTRIC CORP3.8%
5MISUMI GROUP INC3.2%
6START TODAY CO LTD3.2%
7KUBOTA CORP3.1%
8NINTENDO CO2.7%
9TOYOTA MOTOR CORP2.7%
Management
Fund manager group
Baillie Gifford
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The objective is to produce attractive capital growth over the long term through investment in Japan in any economic sector, but with the ability also to invest up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.
Benchmark
  • Topix
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Matthew Brett31/05/2008Matthew graduated BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Psychology) from Cambridge University in 2000 and holds a PhD in Psychology from Bristol University. He joined Baillie Gifford in September 2003 and is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equity Team. Matthew is a CFA charter holder
Sarah Whitley01/11/2007Sarah graduated with a BA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University in 1980. She joined Baillie Gifford in the same year and became a Partner in 1986. She joined the Japanese Equities Investment Team in 1982 and in 2001 became Head of this team.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Baillie Gifford Japanese A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.45%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1415
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG46
Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1629
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG47
Baillie Gifford Japanese B Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1469
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG42
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