1. WORLDWIDE JAPANESE FUND
    WORLDWIDE JAPANESE FUND

    Overview

    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 & Portfolio

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    Cumulative Performance 31/08/2020

    Rebased to 100 at the start date of this chart.

     

    B Acc JPY share class launched on 18 August 2014.

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    Top Ten Holdings - 31/08/2020

    Fund %
    1 SoftBank 6.2%
    2 Sony 4.0%
    3 Keyence 4.0%
    4 Japan Exchange Group 3.2%
    5 Recruit Holdings 3.1%
    6 SBI Holdings 3.1%
    7 Kubota 2.9%
    8 Murata Manufacturing 2.9%
    9 SMC 2.8%
    10 GMO Internet 2.8%
    Total 34.8%
    Fund %
    1 SoftBank 6.2%
    2 Sony 4.0%
    3 Keyence 4.0%
    4 Japan Exchange Group 3.2%
    5 Recruit Holdings 3.1%
    6 SBI Holdings 3.1%
    7 Kubota 2.9%
    8 Murata Manufacturing 2.9%
    9 SMC 2.8%
    10 GMO Internet 2.8%
    Total 34.8%
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    Managers

    Donald Farquharson

    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.

    Documents

    You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available). To download any document you will need Adobe Reader.  Please note that we can now provide you with Braille and audio transcriptions of our literature on request. It may take up to 10 days for the transcription to be completed dependent on the size of the document.

    Philosophy and Process Documents

    Quarterly Investor Updates

    Further Information

    Further Information

    COMPLAINTS CONTACT DETAILS
    In the first instance, clients should contact their normal Client Contact with any concerns. Alternatively, or for those clients who do not have a direct client contact assigned, complaints can be emailed to Baillie Gifford’s Compliance Department at: [email protected]. A summary document which contains details on Baillie Gifford’s complaints management policy is available upon request. All material complaints are recorded in an in-house incident management system and are escalated to, and dealt with by, members of staff of suitable seniority, independent of the area from which the matter arose.