Fact sheet: Comgest Japan

Fund information
Fund name
Comgest Japan C
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Richard Kayesince 15/12/2015
  • Makoto Egamisince 15/12/2015
  • Chantana Wardsince 15/12/2015
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Japan Fund is to create a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies having their headquarters or carrying out their predominant activities in Japan.
Benchmark
  • Topix
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
1.6%
1 Year rank in sector
36/109
Sector
FO Equity - Japan
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.
1.7%
Fund size
£84m
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.
156
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
GAM Star Jap Eq32.2%
Lindsell Train Japnse Eq27.6%
GS Jap Eq Part Pfl24.6%
Eastspring Inv JapFdVal24.1%
Allianz Japan Eq24%
...more in FO Equity - Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan100%
  • Industrials29.3%
    Consumer Discretionary23.1%
    Consumer Staples13.8%
    Information Technology13.8%
    Health Care10.6%
  • Japanese Equities100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-3.7%2%1.9%1.6%52.3%101.8%
Sector1.8%8.3%9.7%-0.2%21.6%91.9%
Rank within sector95 / 11799 / 117103 / 11636 / 1092 / 9130 / 84
Quartile4th4th4th2nd1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund5.8%32.1%10%23.9%1.8%
Sector2.2%11.8%4.1%43.2%13.9%
Rank within sector26 / 1101 / 10114 / 9174 / 8880 / 83
Quartile1st1st1st4th4th
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.
11.49
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.
0.86
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.
0.87
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%.
16.54
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.
11.58
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.
0.84
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.
0.51
Price movement
52 week high185.96
52 week low138.74
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price176.03
Region
1Japan100%
Industry sector
1Industrials29.32%
2Consumer Discretionary23.05%
3Consumer Staples13.81%
4Information Technology13.81%
5Health Care10.57%
6Financials4.62%
7Telecommunications Utilities2.84%
8Real Estate1.98%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities100%
Individual holdings
1KEYENCE CORP4.5%
2SYSMEX CORP3.93%
3FANUC CORP3.89%
4FAST RETAILING CO3.79%
5MURATA MANUFACTURING CO3.4%
Management
Fund manager group
Comgest
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Japan Fund is to create a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies having their headquarters or carrying out their predominant activities in Japan.
Benchmark
  • Topix
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Richard Kaye15/12/2015Richard Kaye joined Comgest in 2009 as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager, bringing with him a wealth of experience in Japanese equities. Upon joining Comgest, he became co-lead of Comgest’s Japan equity strategy. Starting his career in 1994 as an Analyst with the Industrial Bank of Japan, Richard joined Merrill Lynch in the same role in 1996. In 2005 he moved to the Wellington Management Company in Boston as a Portfolio Manager of Japanese TMT stocks. Richard graduated from Oxford University where he majored in Oriental Studies.
Makoto Egami15/12/2015Makoto Egami joined Comgest’s Tokyo office in 2013 as a Japanese equity Analyst and is today a Portfolio Manager, identifying quality growth stocks for Comgest’s Japan equity strategy. He started his career in 2001 at JP Morgan Chase in Tokyo as a credit Analyst and went on to work for US-based Taiyo Pacific Partners as an investment professional before moving on to Macquarie as a Japanese small-mid cap Analyst. Makoto also held the position of senior industry Analyst at Google Japan. He graduated from Keio University with a BA in Economics and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (USA), as well as the CMA from the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.
Chantana Ward15/12/2015Chantana Ward joined Comgest in 1998. Based in Paris, she is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager within the Japanese equity team and she travels regularly to Japan to research companies and spend time with the Tokyo-based team members. Chantana co-leads funds within Comgest’s Asia ex Japan, Asia including Japan and Japan equity strategies and has been an important contributor to the development of these strategies. Chantana holds an MSc in Finance from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in New York, a dual diploma with The American University of Paris.
Compliance
UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
France, United Kingdom, Offshore
Comgest Japan C
Initial charge3.2%
Annual charge1.7%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price176.03
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHOF1
Comgest Japan I
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.95%
Min single investment£1,500,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price177.31
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE3VR
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