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 31/12/2020
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 - 31/12/2020
Fund % 1 SoftBank Group 5.5% 2 Keyence 4.5% 3 Sony 4.3% 4 Murata Manufacturing 3.6% 5 Nidec Corporation 3.0% 6 Kubota 2.9% 7 Recruit Holdings 2.9% 8 Sysmex 2.9% 9 SMC 2.7% 10 CyberAgent 2.7% Total 35.0% Fund % 1 SoftBank Group 5.5% 2 Keyence 4.5% 3 Sony 4.3% 4 Murata Manufacturing 3.6% 5 Nidec Corporation 3.0% 6 Kubota 2.9% 7 Recruit Holdings 2.9% 8 Sysmex 2.9% 9 SMC 2.7% 10 CyberAgent 2.7% Total 35.0%Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
Japan’s Software Disruptors.
How does a company de-age? Jared Anderson thinks about how Japanese companies are changing their working practices to meet modern expectations.November 2020
Japan Strategy Stewardship Report.
At Baillie Gifford, we interpret our stewardship responsibilities as being a natural extension of our fiduciary duty to clients. We conduct ourselves as diligent stewards of our clients’ funds by seeking out and backing unique business models with durable growth prospects, subsequently building relationships with management teams to support their long-term aspirations.September 2020
Japanese Equities Introduction.
Members of the Japanese Equities Team explain the philosophy and processes of the strategies that exist within Baillie Gifford’s Japanese Equities capabilities.November 2019
Dominators vs Disrupters - The Future of Industrial Robotics.
The big four incumbents in robotics are gearing up for a challenge. In a reshaping global industry, they are readying themselves for the march of the cobots.Second Quarter 2019
Almost unnoticed, Japanese management is changing for the better. Head of Japan Donald Farquharson looks at the transformation drawing on the experience of three decades of engagement.
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 32 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
MIFID II Ex-Ante Disclosures
Philosophy and Process Documents
Quarterly Investor Updates
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