Fact sheet: CF Ruffer Japanese

Fund information
Fund name
CF Ruffer Japanese C Acc
Fund manager company
Ruffer LLP
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Kentaro Nishidasince 13/05/2009
Accolades
Fund objective
The investment objective of CF Ruffer Japanese Fund is to provide capital growth by investing in a portfolio of predominantly Japanese equities, though Japanese fixed income securities and fixed income securities and equities from other geographical areas may be utilised if the Investment Manager believes they will assist in meeting the overall objective of the sub fund. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, cash, money market instruments, other transferable securities and derivatives and forward transactions and other investments to the extent that each is permitted by the regulations. There will be no particular emphasis on any industrial or economic sector.
Benchmark
  • Topix
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
9.2%
1 Year rank in sector
123/224
Sector
UT Flexible Investment
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.
1.24%
Fund size
£462m (£468m 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.
130
Mid price
205.34
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan98%
    Money Market2%
  • Industrials28%
    Financials26%
    Technology16%
    Services8%
    Consumer Goods7%
  • Japanese Equities94%
    Property Shares4%
    Money Market2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.7%11.2%20.3%9.2%26.6%111.1%
Sector-1.5%1.4%9.8%9.8%18.3%48%
Rank within sector1 / 2531 / 2472 / 247123 / 22437 / 1871 / 159
Quartile1st1st1st3rd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund10.1%6.9%4%51.2%14.4%
Sector10.1%2%4.9%14.1%9.7%
Rank within sector126 / 23317 / 210138 / 1891 / 17818 / 161
Quartile3rd1st3rd1st1st
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.
-0.02
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.
1.33
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.
0.32
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%.
14.39
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.
10.45
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.
0.14
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.
0.49
Price movement
52 week high205.34
52 week low150.96
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price205.34
Region
1Japan98%
2Money Market2%
Industry sector
1Industrials28%
2Financials26%
3Technology16%
4Services8%
5Consumer Goods7%
6Health Care4%
7Real Estate4%
8Retail3%
9Automobiles2%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities94%
2Property Shares4%
3Money Market2%
Individual holdings
1ORIX CORP5.4%
2SONY CORP5.2%
3FUJITSU4%
4MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP3.8%
5RECRUIT HLDGS CO LTD3.8%
6T&D HOLDINGS INC3.2%
7SEVEN & I HOLDINGS CO LTD3%
8TOKIO MARINE HLDGS INC2.9%
9DAI-ICHI LIFE INSURANCE CO2.8%
Management
Fund manager group
Ruffer
Fund manager company
Ruffer LLP
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of CF Ruffer Japanese Fund is to provide capital growth by investing in a portfolio of predominantly Japanese equities, though Japanese fixed income securities and fixed income securities and equities from other geographical areas may be utilised if the Investment Manager believes they will assist in meeting the overall objective of the sub fund. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, cash, money market instruments, other transferable securities and derivatives and forward transactions and other investments to the extent that each is permitted by the regulations. There will be no particular emphasis on any industrial or economic sector.
Benchmark
  • Topix
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Kentaro Nishida13/05/2009After obtaining a BEcon in Japan and studying Russian in Moscow he worked as an interpreter in both Russia and the UK. He moved into equity sales in 1988 for James Capel & Company Limited and then SG Warburg Securities in 1989. He joined Ruffer in 2008 to concentrate on Japanese equities and manages the CF Ruffer Japanese Fund.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
CF Ruffer Japanese C Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.2%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price205.34
CurrencyGBX
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGSAD
CF Ruffer Japanese I Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.04%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price210.85
CurrencyGBX
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF5S6
CF Ruffer Japanese O Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.57%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.58%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price202.45
CurrencyGBX
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF5S5
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