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 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.
Fund FactsAll figures to 30/06/2020
Style Growth Launch Date 18 August 2014 Size €1,072.7m Stocks (guideline range) 35-55 Current Number of Stocks 55 Benchmark TOPIX Active Share 79%* Annual Turnover 12% Fund Selector Asia Awards Singapore 2020 - Platinum
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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 1.59% 0% EUR 12.06 1.33% A-Acc SEK IE00BF4LVG61 BF4LVG6 1.59% 0% SEK 110.75 0.79% B-Acc GBP IE00BVGBXR11 BVGBXR1 0.69% 0% GBP 10.93 1.44% B-Acc EUR IE00BVGBXT35 BVGBXT3 0.69% 0% EUR 13.94 1.33% B-Acc JPY IE00BPYP3T56 BPYP3T5 0.69% 0% JPY 1677.56 1.70% B-Acc USD IE00BY7S4358 BY7S435 0.69% 0% USD 14.62 2.10% B-Inc GBP IE00BFWVPR74 BFWVPR7 0.69% 0% GBP 10.90 1.44% B-Inc EUR IE00BFWVPQ67 BFWVPQ6 0.69% 0% EUR 10.62 1.33% B-Inc USD IE00BFWVPM20 BFWVPM2 0.69% 0% USD 10.50 2.10% C-Acc GBP IE00BP852R21 BP852R2 0.09% 0% GBP 22.14 1.45% C-Acc USD IE00BF2C5811 BF2C581 0.09% 0% USD 13.78 2.10%
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.
Effective from 03 July 2020, F share classes for Worldwide Funds merged with their respective B share class or became a new B share class where this did not exist before.
* Annual figures as at 30/09/19
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 on the Daily Prices table.