Fact sheet: MFS Meridian Japan Equity

Fund information
Fund name
MFS Meridian Japan Equity B1 USD
Fund manager company
MFS Meridian Funds
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Team of Asian Equity Analystssince 30/07/2007
Fund objective
The fund's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation, measured in US dollars.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-1.8%
1 Year rank in sector
58/109
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.
2.8%
Fund size
£7m (£11m 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.
134
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan97.6%
    Money Market2.4%
  • Capital Goods35.5%
    Financial Services14%
    Technology13.4%
    Health Care8.2%
    Cyclical Consumer Goods8.1%
  • Japanese Equities97.6%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents2.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.5%-1.6%1%-1.8%1.5%34.2%
Sector2.6%8%10.7%-0.6%21.6%90.5%
Rank within sector94 / 117113 / 117107 / 11658 / 10987 / 9180 / 84
Quartile4th4th4th3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-0.8%10.8%-9.3%24.7%7.9%
Sector2.2%11.8%4.1%43.2%13.9%
Rank within sector66 / 11058 / 10189 / 9166 / 8855 / 83
Quartile3rd3rd4th3rd3rd
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.
-4.22
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.
0.77
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
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%.
12.87
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.
7.92
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.
-0.73
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.
0.67
Price movement
52 week high10.12
52 week low8.28
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price9.65
Region
1Japan97.6%
2Money Market2.4%
Industry sector
1Capital Goods35.5%
2Financial Services14%
3Technology13.4%
4Health Care8.2%
5Cyclical Consumer Goods8.1%
6Telecommunications7.9%
7Consumer Staples7.1%
8Energy3.4%
9Cash & Cash Equivalents2.4%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities97.6%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents2.4%
Individual holdings
1KDDI Corp4.34%
2Kubota Corp3.63%
3SoftBank Corp3.54%
4Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd3.44%
5Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc3.2%
6Daikin Industries Ltd3.16%
7TOTO Ltd3.13%
8Koito Manufacturing Co Ltd3.08%
9Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc3.06%
Management
Fund manager group
MFS
Fund manager company
MFS Meridian Funds
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The fund's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation, measured in US dollars.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Team of Asian Equity Analysts30/07/2007
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Transparent for German Tax, Distributor Status, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
MFS Meridian Japan Equity A1 EUR
Initial charge6%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£4,000
Min regular saving£4,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.23
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC7T4
MFS Meridian Japan Equity A1 USD
Initial charge6%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.33
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC7T3
MFS Meridian Japan Equity B1 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.65
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC7T5
MFS Meridian Japan Equity C1 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.68
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC7T6
MFS Meridian Japan Equity I1 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£2,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.9%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price147.08
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC7T8
MFS Meridian Japan Equity I1 GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,500,000
Min regular saving£1,500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.9%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price178.22
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC7T9
MFS Meridian Japan Equity I1 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£3,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.9%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price114.94
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC7T7
MFS Meridian Japan Equity N1 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.61
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFPVI
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