Fact sheet: Baillie Gifford Japnse Sm Cos

Fund information
Fund name
Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies B Acc
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Praveen Kumarsince 01/12/2015
  • Felicia Hjertmansince 01/01/2017
Fund objective
The objective is to produce attractive capital growth over the long term by investing, whether directly or indirectly, in Japan, with particular emphasis on smaller companies, in any economic sector, but with the ability also to invest up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits. The ACD will determine from time to time what constitutes smaller companies.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan Small Cap
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
27.6%
1 Year rank in sector
2/3
Sector
UT Japanese Smaller Companies
Yield
0.5%
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.
0.63%
Fund size
£348m (£285m 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.
149
Mid price
3698
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
M&G Japan Smaller Cos45.5%
Baillie Gifford Japnse Sm Cos27.6%
Invesco Perp Japanese Sm Cos26%
...more in UT Japanese Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan99.5%
    Money Market0.5%
  • Consumer Discretionary26%
    Information Technology25.4%
    Industrials23.6%
    Health Care13.1%
    Consumer Staples6.2%
  • Japanese Equities99.5%
    Money Market0.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.2%5.8%13.6%27.6%111%216.6%
Sector3.9%3.1%12%33.7%96.8%167.6%
Rank within sector2 / 31 / 31 / 32 / 31 / 31 / 3
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund13.2%27.1%29%5.7%46.1%
Sector10%37.3%16.9%1.9%41.4%
Rank within sector1 / 33 / 31 / 32 / 32 / 3
Quartile
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.
1.09
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.
1.17
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.
1.47
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%.
16.34
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.
6.08
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high3698
52 week low2892
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price3698
Region
1Japan99.5%
2Money Market0.5%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary26%
2Information Technology25.4%
3Industrials23.6%
4Health Care13.1%
5Consumer Staples6.2%
6Real Estate2.6%
7Financials2%
8Telecommunications Utilities0.6%
9Money Market0.5%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities99.5%
2Money Market0.5%
Individual holdings
1YUME NO MACHI SOUZOU IINKAI3.3%
2MONOTARO CO.LTD2.8%
3SERIA CO2.8%
4PIGEON CORP2.7%
5CYBERAGENT INC2.5%
6ISTYLE INC2.5%
7HARMONIC DRIVE SYSTEM INC2.4%
8START TODAY CO LTD2.4%
9NEXT2.3%
Management
Fund manager group
Baillie Gifford
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The objective is to produce attractive capital growth over the long term by investing, whether directly or indirectly, in Japan, with particular emphasis on smaller companies, in any economic sector, but with the ability also to invest up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits. The ACD will determine from time to time what constitutes smaller companies.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan Small Cap
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
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.
Felicia Hjertman01/01/2017
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.54%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price3200
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG48
Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies B Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.62%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price3698
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG51
Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies B Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.62%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price3403
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG06
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