First State Japan Focus Fund Class B (Accumulation) GBP

Name
First State Japan Focus Fund Class B (Accumulation) GBP
Manager
First State Investments (UK) Ltd
Type
Open Ended Investment Company
ISIN
GB00BWNGX432
Sector
Japan
Launched
26/10/2015
OCF
1.03 %
Risk Rating
3
3 Year Sharpe
0.83
3 Year Alpha
1.39
Yield
0 %
Benchmark
MSCI Japan 100% Hdg NR GBP
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth. The Fund will predominantly invest in large and midcapitalisation equity securities issued by companies that are established, operating or have their economic activities mainly in Japan and which are listed, traded or dealt in on Regulated Markets worldwide and in equity related instruments listed, traded or dealt in on Regulated Markets worldwide which provide exposure to Japan. The Fund may also invest in other equity securities and equity related instruments which are listed, traded or dealt in on Regulated Markets worldwide as well as in cash and near cash.
Holding %
Keyence Corp 5.52 %
Recruit Holdings Co Ltd 5.03 %
Relo Group Inc 4.71 %
M3 Inc 4.39 %
Unicharm Corp 4.38 %
Pigeon Corp 4.29 %
Tsuruha Holdings Inc 4.14 %
Kao Corp 3.45 %
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd 3.17 %
Kirin Holdings Co Ltd 3.15 %
Region %
Japan 100.00 %
Sector %
Consumer Defensive 29.87 %
Industrials 26.73 %
Technology 14.96 %
Consumer Cyclical 14.81 %
Name
First State Investments (UK) Ltd
Address
EC2M 7EB, London, United Kingdom
UCITS
Yes
Legal Structure
Open Ended Investment Company

Managers

Sophia Li
Joined 10/26/2015
Martin Lau
Joined 09/07/2015

Martin Lau is a Managing Partner of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Martin has more than 22 years of experience in managing Asia Pacific and Greater China portfolios. He joined the First State Stewart Asia team in April 2002 and is based in Hong Kong. Martin is the lead manager of a number of First State funds: the First State Asian Equity Plus Fund, the First State Asian Bridge Fund, the First State Asia Pacific All Cap Fund, the First State New Era PRC Fund, the First State China Growth Fund, the First State Greater China Growth Fund and the First State Hong Kong Growth Fund. Martin graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.

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