Fact sheet: Franklin Japan

Fund information
Fund name
Franklin Japan A Acc JPY
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Stephen Doversince 05/11/2012
  • Purav Jhaverisince 05/11/2012
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by primarily investing in equity securities of companies any size located or performing business predominantly in Japan.
Benchmark
  • Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-11.9%
1 Year rank in sector
104/109
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.
1.86%
Fund size
£26,468m (£39,955m 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.
127
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan99.4%
    Money Market0.6%
  • Industrials31.3%
    Consumer Discretionary19.8%
    Financials10.9%
    Materials10.2%
    Consumer Staples8%
  • Japanese Equities99.4%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents0.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.2%8.4%5.8%-11.9%14%95.7%
Sector1.8%8.3%9.7%-0.2%21.6%91.9%
Rank within sector34 / 11765 / 11780 / 116104 / 10961 / 9139 / 84
Quartile2nd3rd3rd4th3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-8.6%11.9%6.5%51.5%21.1%
Sector2.2%11.8%4.1%43.2%13.9%
Rank within sector105 / 11048 / 10141 / 9123 / 8813 / 83
Quartile4th2nd2nd2nd1st
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.
-3.81
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.
1.22
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.
0.05
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%.
18.15
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.
7.38
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.
-0.37
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.
0.86
Price movement
52 week high920.51
52 week low679.16
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price819.25
Region
1Japan99.42%
2Money Market0.58%
Industry sector
1Industrials31.3%
2Consumer Discretionary19.82%
3Financials10.93%
4Materials10.15%
5Consumer Staples8.01%
6Telecommunications Utilities5.92%
7Health Care5.88%
8Information Technology5.85%
9Utilities0.99%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities99.42%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents0.58%
Individual holdings
1NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CORP4.17%
2HONDA MOTOR CO3.56%
3MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP3.33%
4NIDEC CORP3.14%
5SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO3.11%
6BRIDGESTONE CORP2.79%
7SMC CORP2.75%
8TOYOTA MOTOR CORP2.73%
9TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORP2.61%
Management
Fund manager group
Franklin Templeton
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by primarily investing in equity securities of companies any size located or performing business predominantly in Japan.
Benchmark
  • Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Stephen Dover05/11/2012Stephen H. Dover, CFA, is the senior vice president/managing director, international chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton Advisors. He is responsible for overseeing the investment functions of the locally managed and distributed products in South Korea, Brazil, China and India. In his capacity of overseeing the investment areas of local asset management companies, Mr. Dover has managed investment groups in: South Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, South Africa and Brazil. Prior to serving in his current role, Mr. Dover was a founder and chief investment officer of Bradesco Templeton Asset Management (BTAM), a joint venture with Brazil's largest private bank, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Under Mr. Dover's direction, BTAM became the largest joint-venture asset management company in Brazil. While at BTAM, Mr. Dover specialized in the management of corporate governance funds. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments, Mr. Dover was a portfolio manager and principal at Newell Associates in Palo Alto, CA where he co-managed retail and institutional equity assets. Previously, Mr. Dover worked for Towers Perrin Consulting in New York, London and San Francisco. Mr. Dover is a member of the Board of Directors of a non-profit development bank focusing on micro-loans in Central America. Mr. Dover is also on the Board of Trustees of Lewis and Clark College and Law School in Portland, OR. Mr. Dover earned a B.A. in communications and business administration from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR and a M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder as well as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Mr. Dover has lived in China, Costa Rica, England, Brazil and the United States.
Purav Jhaveri05/11/2012Purav A. Jhaveri is a senior vice president and investment strategist/portfolio manager in Franklin Templeton's Local Asset Management group. He is responsible for supporting the investment functions of the locally managed and distributed products globally. Local asset management refers to the strategic investments that Franklin Templeton has made in local asset management companies around the world in order to leverage the expertise of well-qualified investment and financial services professionals who have first-hand knowledge of their domestic markets. Today, the company has locally managed and distributed products in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Mr. Jhaveri has been in the investment industry since 1994. Prior to serving in his current role, Mr. Jhaveri was a portfolio manager with Franklin Templeton's local asset management group in Mumbai, India and a research analyst with the Templeton Emerging Markets Group in Mumbai, India. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he was an investment advisor and research analyst at ANZ Grindlays Bank. He was previously with Unit Trust of India as a research analyst.Mr. Jhaveri has an M.B.A. from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his master's in management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, University of Bombay and his bachelor of commerce degree from Jaihind College, University of Bombay. Mr. Jhaveri has a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification from Global Association of Risk Professionals. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, SRS, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China, South Africa
Franklin Japan A Acc EUR
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.86%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price6.72
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeON52
Franklin Japan A Acc JPY
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.86%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price819.25
CurrencyJPY
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFM17
Franklin Japan A Acc USD
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.86%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.19
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeON54
Franklin Japan A H1 Acc USD
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.91
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE1XO
Franklin Japan C Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.42%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.9
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeON55
Franklin Japan I Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.97%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.98%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.56
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeON53
Franklin Japan I Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.98%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.32
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeON56
Franklin Japan N Acc EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.62%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5.92
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF235
Franklin Japan N Acc USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.6%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.67
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeD8S1
Franklin Japan W Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.31
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFK7K
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