WORLDWIDE JAPANESE FUNDWORLDWIDE JAPANESE FUND
The Worldwide Japanese Fund aims to maximise total return principally through investment in equity securities which are listed, traded or dealt on Regulated Markets in Japan. The Fund’s share price can be volatile due to movements in the prices of the underlying holdings and the basis on which the Fund is priced.
Performance & PortfolioSelect currencyCumulative Performance 30/09/2020
Rebased to 100 at the start date of this chart.
B Acc JPY share class launched on 18 August 2014.Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
Top Ten Holdings - 30/09/2020
Fund % 1 SoftBank 5.6% 2 Keyence 4.3% 3 Sony 3.8% 4 SBI Holdings 3.3% 5 Japan Exchange Group 3.2% 6 Rakuten 3.2% 7 Recruit Holdings 3.1% 8 Murata Manufacturing 3.0% 9 SMC 2.8% 10 CyberAgent 2.7% Total 35.0% Fund % 1 SoftBank 5.6% 2 Keyence 4.3% 3 Sony 3.8% 4 SBI Holdings 3.3% 5 Japan Exchange Group 3.2% 6 Rakuten 3.2% 7 Recruit Holdings 3.1% 8 Murata Manufacturing 3.0% 9 SMC 2.8% 10 CyberAgent 2.7% Total 35.0%Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
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Our Stewardship Principles.
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Donald heads the Japanese Equities Team and has been a member of the International Alpha Portfolio Construction Group (PCG) since 2014. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and became a Partner in 2017. He has 30 years’ investment experience dedicated almost entirely to Japanese Equities. Donald spent 20 years working for Schroders as a Japanese specialist, latterly as Head of the Pan Pacific Equity Team. Between 1991 and 1995, he headed Schroders’ Research Team in Tokyo. Donald graduated MA (Hons) in Arabic Studies from the University of St Andrews in 1987 and is a CFA Charterholder.
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Key Investor Information Documents
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Philosophy and Process Documents
Quarterly Investor Updates