Fact sheet: FL Baillie Gifford Jap EP

Fund information
Fund name
FL Baillie Gifford Japanese EP S3
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Sarah Whitleysince 01/11/2007
  • Matthew Brettsince 01/06/2008
Underlying fund
Baillie Gifford Japanese
Fund objective
Baillie Gifford state that the fund aims to produce capital growth over the long term. The fund will mainly invest in shares of companies in any economic sector in Japan. Up to 10% in value of the underlying fund may be invested in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.
Benchmark
  • Topix
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
45.1%
1 Year rank in sector
15/191
Sector
PN Japan
Yield
-
Fund size
£6m (£4m 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.
139
Bid price
214.9
Offer price
214.9
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Wesleyan Japanese Sh Pn52.6%
OMW M&G Japan Smaller Cos50.9%
Pru Japan Pn49.5%
Pru FRIA M&G Japan Pn48.7%
Aviva ManGLGJpCreAlpPn48%
...more in PN Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan99.8%
    Money Market0.2%
  • Machinery18.3%
    Electronic & Electrical Equipment16.3%
    Services15.9%
    Financials12.6%
    Telecommunications Utilities12%
  • Japanese Equities96.8%
    Property Shares3%
    Money Market0.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.9%8.5%12.3%45.1%75.4%131.3%
Sector0.1%3.5%8.9%31.4%63.4%81.9%
Rank within sector8 / 1977 / 19743 / 19515 / 19125 / 1818 / 172
Quartile1st1st1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund9.2%33.4%11.6%-0.3%43.4%
Sector4.1%23.8%15.7%1.5%26.2%
Rank within sector7 / 19710 / 190177 / 188145 / 18112 / 178
Quartile1st1st4th4th1st
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.
0.74
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.
1.08
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.
1.08
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%.
14.1
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.
4.3
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.
0.42
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.
0.91
Price movement
52 week high215
52 week low140.4
Current bid price214.9
Current offer price214.9
Current mid price-
Region
1Japan99.8%
2Money Market0.2%
Industry sector
1Machinery18.3%
2Electronic & Electrical Equipment16.3%
3Services15.9%
4Financials12.6%
5Telecommunications Utilities12%
6Chemicals11%
7Retail6.4%
8Pharmaceuticals4.3%
9Real Estate & Construction3%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities96.8%
2Property Shares3%
3Money Market0.2%
Individual holdings
1SOFTBANK GROUP CORP4.9%
2INPEX CORP3.6%
3SUMITOMO MITSUI TR HLDGS INC3.6%
4START TODAY CO LTD3.3%
5YASKAWA ELECTRIC CORP3.2%
6FANUC CORP3%
7SBI HLDGS INC2.9%
8TOYOTA MOTOR CORP2.8%
9KEYENCE CORP2.6%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Baillie Gifford state that the fund aims to produce capital growth over the long term. The fund will mainly invest in shares of companies in any economic sector in Japan. Up to 10% in value of the underlying fund may be invested in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.
Benchmark
  • Topix
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sarah Whitley01/11/2007Sarah graduated with a BA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University in 1980. She joined Baillie Gifford in the same year and became a Partner in 1986. She joined the Japanese Equities Investment Team in 1982 and in 2001 became Head of this team.
Matthew Brett01/06/2008Matthew graduated BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Psychology) from Cambridge University in 2000 and holds a PhD in Psychology from Bristol University. He joined Baillie Gifford in September 2003 and is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equity Team. Matthew is a CFA charter holder
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL Baillie Gifford Japanese EP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.93%
Bid price210
Offer price210
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated29/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBY36
FL Baillie Gifford Japanese EP S3
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.03%
Bid price214.9
Offer price214.9
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated29/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW154
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