Fact sheet: Baillie Giff Shin Nippon PLC

Fund information
Fund name
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford & Company
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Praveen Kumarsince 01/12/2015
Accolades
Fund objective
The Trust 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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan Small Cap
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
29.9%
1 Year rank in sector
1/5
Sector
IT Japanese Smaller Companies
Yield
-
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.
1.53%
Fund size
£223m
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.
201
Mid price
560
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
519.54
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
+8.75
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
111
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Baillie Giff Shin Nippon PLC29.9%
Fidelity Jap Val Plc18.1%
JPM Jap SmCos Tr15.6%
Atlantis Japan Growth8.5%
Prospect Japan Ltd-8.2%
...more in IT Japanese Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan98.7%
    Money Market1.3%
  • Consumer Discretionary25.9%
    Information Technology23.4%
    Industrials20.3%
    Health Care14.5%
    Consumer Staples6%
  • Japanese Equities98.7%
    Money Market1.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-4.3%11.1%4.9%29.9%80.1%257.8%
Sector-5.7%2.3%7.2%15.6%38.2%117.4%
Rank within sector2 / 51 / 54 / 51 / 51 / 51 / 5
Quartile2nd1st4th1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund20.5%49.9%-0.1%55.5%24.1%
Sector9.4%27%0.2%38%12.2%
Rank within sector1 / 51 / 54 / 51 / 52 / 5
Quartile1st1st4th1st2nd
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.
6.93
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.
1.29
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.
0.86
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%.
21.44
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.
12.84
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.
0.72
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.
0.67
Price movement
52 week high614
52 week low386
Current bid price555.5
Current offer price564.5
Current mid price560
Region
1Japan98.7%
2Money Market1.3%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary25.9%
2Information Technology23.4%
3Industrials20.3%
4Health Care14.5%
5Consumer Staples6%
6Financials5%
7Real Estate2.8%
8Money Market1.3%
9Energy0.4%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities98.7%
2Money Market1.3%
Individual holdings
1NIHON M&A CENTER INC3%
2START TODAY CO LTD2.8%
3ISTYLE INC2.6%
4ASAHI INTECC CO LTD2.5%
5M3 INC2.5%
6NEXT2.5%
7YUME NO MACHI SOUZOU IINKAI2.5%
8MONOTARO CO.LTD2.4%
9NIFCO INC2.2%
Management
Fund manager group
Baillie Gifford
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford & Company
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
The Trust 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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan Small Cap
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Praveen Kumar01/12/2015Praveen graduated BEng in Computer Science from Bangalore University in 2001, and an MBA in Finance 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 Equity Team as an Investment Manager in 2011.
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price520.96
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJDO
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