ObjectiveThe value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up and you or your client may not get back the amount originally invested.
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.
Meet the ManagerDonald Farquharson
Donald joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 as an Investment Manager on the Japanese Equities Team. Donald is Lead Manager for the Japan Growth strategy which he has run since its inception in December 2009. He has 30 years’ investment experience dedicated almost entirely to Japanese Equities. He spent 20 years working for Schroders as a Japanese specialist and latterly Head of the Pan Pacific Equity Team and manager of the Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc. Between 1991 and 1995, he headed Schroders’ Research Team in Tokyo. He graduated with MA (Hons) in Arabic Studies from the University of St Andrews in 1987 and is a CFA charterholder. Donald became a Partner in 2017 and is Head of the Japanese Equities Team.
Fund FactsAll figures to 31/03/2019
Style Growth Launch Date 18 August 2014 Size €1,053.6m Stocks (guideline range) 35-55 Current Number of Stocks 54 Benchmark TOPIX Active Share 82%* Annual Turnover 18% European Funds Trophy 2019 - Best European Asset Management Company (26 to 40 rated funds category)
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Investment Choice and Charges
Share Class ISIN SEDOL Ongoing Charges* Initial Charge Currency NAV Per Share % Change A-Acc EUR IE00BYNZR422 BYNZR42 1.58% 0% EUR 11.03 0.05% A-Acc SEK IE00BF4LVG61 BF4LVG6 1.58% 0% SEK 104.12 0.24% B-Acc GBP IE00BVGBXR11 BVGBXR1 0.73% 0% GBP 9.93 0.14% B-Acc EUR IE00BVGBXT35 BVGBXT3 0.73% 0% EUR 12.76 0.06% B-Acc JPY IE00BPYP3T56 BPYP3T5 0.68% 0% JPY 1520.12 -0.04% B-Acc USD IE00BY7S4358 BY7S435 0.68% 0% USD 13.13 -0.24% B-Inc GBP IE00BFWVPR74 BFWVPR7 0.68% 0% GBP 9.98 0.14% B-Inc EUR IE00BFWVPQ67 BFWVPQ6 0.68% 0% EUR 9.81 0.06% B-Inc USD IE00BFWVPM20 BFWVPM2 0.68% 0% USD 9.52 -0.24% C-Acc GBP IE00BP852R21 BP852R2 0.08% 0% GBP 19.99 0.14% C-Acc USD IE00BF2C5811 BF2C581 0.08% 0% USD 12.30 -0.24%
Class B shares are for standard direct investment. Multiple currency and currency hedged share classes may also be available.
A share class (Retrocession share class at 1.5% management fee) and C share class (management fee agreed directly with the investment manager) are also available on most funds.
Class F shares are only available under the terms set out in the relevant section of the Prospectus. Please speak to your sales contact for further details.
* Annual figures as at 30/09/18
A further explanation of all the charges and costs relating to this Fund can be found in the Disclosure of Fund Charges and Costs document.