Fact sheet: AXA Framlington Japan

Fund information
Fund name
AXA Framlington Japan Z Inc
Fund manager company
AXA IM UK
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Chisako Hardiesince 15/04/2010
Fund objective
To achieve maximum capital growth through investment principally in Japan, but also in other areas of the Far East. Investment is made in companies which, in the Manager's opinion, have quality management and have potential for above average profitability and growth.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Japan (net)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
39.7%
1 Year rank in sector
9/44
Sector
UT Japan
Yield
0.3%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.88%
Fund size
£174m (£62m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
133
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Baillie Gifford Japanese48.2%
M&G Japan47.6%
Neptune Jap Inst46.8%
Henderson Japan Opportunities46.2%
Man GLG Japan Core Alpha45.4%
...more in UT Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan96.7%
    Money Market3.3%
  • Industrials25.8%
    Consumer Services13.8%
    Consumer Goods13.7%
    Health Care12.7%
    Financials12.3%
  • Japanese Equities96.7%
    Money Market3.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund8%1.5%12.8%39.7%70%137.1%
Sector5.4%5%20%36.1%50.1%96.1%
Rank within sector2 / 4639 / 4640 / 459 / 442 / 393 / 36
Quartile1st4th4th1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund5.5%26.9%24.3%5.2%34.3%
Sector5.1%24%15.8%0.8%26.2%
Rank within sector14 / 469 / 443 / 414 / 396 / 36
Quartile2nd1st1st1st1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
7.6
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.81
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
1.19
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
12.53
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
7.28
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.68
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.69
Price movement
52 week high163.9
52 week low106.2
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price162.6
Region
1Japan96.67%
2Money Market3.33%
Industry sector
1Industrials25.83%
2Consumer Services13.84%
3Consumer Goods13.74%
4Health Care12.68%
5Financials12.34%
6Technology11.21%
7Basic Materials4.08%
8Money Market3.33%
9Telecommunications1.86%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities96.67%
2Money Market3.33%
Individual holdings
1SOFTBANK GROUP CORP1.4%
2FUJIFILM HLDGS CORP1.3%
3SHIMA SEIKI MFG1.3%
4TOKYO TATEMONO CO1.3%
5TOYOTA MOTOR CORP1.3%
6AIN HLDGS INC1.2%
7MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP1.2%
8OSG CORP1.2%
9SBI HLDGS INC1.2%
Management
Fund manager group
AXA Investment Managers
Fund manager company
AXA IM UK
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
To achieve maximum capital growth through investment principally in Japan, but also in other areas of the Far East. Investment is made in companies which, in the Manager's opinion, have quality management and have potential for above average profitability and growth.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Japan (net)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Chisako Hardie15/04/2010Chisako joined AXA Investment Managers in June 2006 and is the lead manager for the AXA Framlington Japan Fund. Before joining AXA Investment Managers, she was Investment Director for six years at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. Between 1996 and 2000, she held the position of Assistant Director at Martin Currie Investment Management. She started her career as Investment Analyst, first at Scottish Provident (from 1991 to 1994) and then at Scottish Life (from 1994 to 1996). Chisako holds a BA in Sociology from Keio University, Tokyo, and is also a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.
Compliance
Transparent for Swiss Tax, IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, United Kingdom
AXA Framlington Japan R Acc
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price524.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFR14
AXA Framlington Japan R Inc
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price514.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFR13
AXA Framlington Japan Z Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price232.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code11VJ
AXA Framlington Japan Z Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price162.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM3CM
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