1. Overview

    Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon aims to achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in small Japanese companies which are believed to have above average prospects for capital growth.

    In general, for the small companies that Shin Nippon invests in, we believe that the quality of management teams and their business strategies have more influence rather than macroeconomic factors.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Periodic Performance

    All figures to 31/05/2022

    1 Year

    3 Years

    5 Years

    10 Years

    Share Price -35.3%-17.8%8.6%328.2%
    NAV -29.0%-9.5%18.7%313.7%
    Index* -5.6%4.8%9.6%147.7%

    Performance figures appear in GBP. The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
    NAV is calculated with borrowings deducted at fair value for 1, 3 and 5 years and par value for 10 years.
    *MSCI Japan Small Cap Index, total return, in sterling terms. 
    Performance source: Morningstar and relevant underlying index provider, total return. 
    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.


    Discrete Performance

    Annual Performance to 31 March each year

    31/03/2017
    31/03/2018

    31/03/2018
    31/03/2019

    31/03/2019
    31/03/2020

    31/03/2020
    31/03/2021

    31/03/2021
    31/03/2022

    Share Price 43.9%-5.0%-21.2%68.8%-25.2%
    NAV 45.2%-2.1%-15.7%57.7%-22.9%
    Index* 12.2%-4.8%-6.2%24.4%-7.7%

    Performance figures appear in GBP. The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
    NAV is calculated with borrowings deducted at fair value for 1, 3 and 5 years and par value for 10 years.
    *MSCI Japan Small Cap Index, total return, in sterling terms. 
    Performance source: Morningstar and relevant underlying index provider, total return. 
    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

    Performance - 31/05/2022

    Performance figures appear in GBP. The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
    Comparative Index - changed from an index comprising the Tokyo SE 2nd Section, the TOPIX Small Index and the JASDAQ Index, weighted by market capitalisation, in sterling terms, on 01/02/2010, to the MSCI Japan Small Cap Index, total return, in sterling terms. In the above graph, the indices have been chain-linked to form a single index.
    The graph is rebased to 100.
    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

    Holdings - 31/05/2022

    Fund %
    1 Sho-Bond Holdings 3.6%
    2 Snow Peak 3.1%
    3 Shoei 2.8%
    4 KATITAS 2.6%
    5 Torex Semiconductor 2.6%
    6 Jeol 2.5%
    7 LITALICO 2.5%
    8 TechnoPro 2.4%
    9 Matsumotokiyoshi 2.3%
    10 Megachips 2.2%
    Total 26.6%
    Active Share - 31/05/2022

    Relative to MSCI Japan Small Cap Index. Source: Baillie Gifford & Co, MSCI.

    SECTOR ANALYSIS OF TOTAL ASSETS - 31/05/2022

    Fund %

    • 1 Industrials 27.50
    • 2 Information Technology 22.34
    • 3 Consumer Discretionary 17.87
    • 4 Health Care 7.32
    • 5 Financials 6.01
    • 6 Communication Services 5.83
    • 7 Consumer Staples 5.14
    • 8 Materials 2.74
    • 9 Real Estate 2.59
    • 10 Net Liquid Assets 2.66
    • Total 100.0

    As the Fund invests in overseas securities, changes in the rates of exchange may also cause the value of your investment (and any income it may pay) to go down or up.
    The information contained on this page is intended as a guide only and should not be relied upon when making investment decisions. All holdings information is unaudited. Source Baillie Gifford & Co.
    Please note that totals may not add due to rounding.

    Meet the Managers

    Praveen Kumar

    Praveen is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equities Team. He is the Manager of the Japanese Smaller Companies fund (and related Japan Small Cap strategy segregated accounts), Manager of the Shin Nippon Investment Trust, and Deputy Manager of the Baillie Gifford Japan Trust Plc. He is also a member of the International Smaller Companies Portfolio Construction Group (PCG). Praveen graduated BEng in Computer Science from Bangalore University in 2001, and an MBA from the University of Cambridge in 2008. He previously worked for FKI Logistex before joining Baillie Gifford in 2008. After completing the investment graduate trainee programme Praveen joined the Japanese Equities Team as an Investment Manager in 2011.

    Documents

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    Investor Disclosure Document

    Disclaimers

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