Fact sheet: Polar Capital Japan Alpha

Fund information
Fund name
Polar Capital Japan Alpha S JPY
Fund manager company
Polar Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Gerard Cawleysince 31/10/2012
  • James Saltersince 31/10/2012
Fund objective
The Fund aims to generate long-term capital growth by investing in securities issued by companies based predominantly in Japan and/or organised under Japanese law.
Benchmark
  • TOPIX TOTAL RETURN INDEX
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
28.2%
1 Year rank in sector
-
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.
0.93%
Fund size
£7,163m (£9,267m 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.
148
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Old Mutual Japanese Eq36%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan94%
    Money Market6%
  • Transport Equipment17%
    Communications12.2%
    Chemicals8.7%
    Banks7.8%
    Electronic & Electrical Equipment6.4%
  • Japanese Equities100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0%3.3%24.5%28.2%40.2%-
Sector-0.5%2.3%11.5%18.8%40.3%81.4%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4.5%-1.5%9.6%2.5%68.8%
Sector3.2%4.5%11.8%4.1%43.2%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
-4.58
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.
1.51
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.
0.24
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%.
22.04
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.
11.47
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.
-0.08
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.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high223.64
52 week low143.99
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price219.27
Region
1Japan94.01%
2Money Market5.99%
Industry sector
1Transport Equipment16.97%
2Communications12.23%
3Chemicals8.75%
4Banks7.85%
5Electronic & Electrical Equipment6.41%
6Money Market5.99%
7Construction5.07%
8Wholesale4.86%
9Precision Instruments3.78%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities100%
Individual holdings
1MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP4.46%
2NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CORP3.77%
3SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC3.38%
4DENSO CORP2.44%
5SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES2.28%
6TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORP2.21%
7KYOCERA CORP2.18%
8MITSUBISHI MOTOR CORP2.15%
9NHK SPRING CO2.14%
Management
Fund manager group
Polar Capital
Fund manager company
Polar Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Fund aims to generate long-term capital growth by investing in securities issued by companies based predominantly in Japan and/or organised under Japanese law.
Benchmark
  • TOPIX TOTAL RETURN INDEX
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Gerard Cawley31/10/2012Gerard joined Polar Capital in January 2005 and is the lead Fund Manager of the Polar Capital Japan Alpha Fund and co-manager Polar Capital Japan Fund. Prior to joining Polar Capital, he gained five years experience in Japanese equities at Schroder Investment Management. Gerard graduated from Dublin City University Business School and is a CFA charterholder.
James Salter31/10/2012James joined Polar Capital in March 2001 as a Fund Manager of the Polar Capital Japan Fund and is co-manager of the Polar Capital Japan Alpha Fund. Prior to joining Polar Capital, he began his career at Foreign & Colonial in 1989 where he was promoted to an assistant fund manager, and then left to join Martin Currie to take joint responsibility for the Japanese funds in the capacity of a director. Before establishing the Japanese franchise at Bonfield, which he transferred to Polar Capital, he was the senior fund manager of the Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Polar Capital Japan Alpha I EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.8261
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHI
Polar Capital Japan Alpha I GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.5787
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHH
Polar Capital Japan Alpha I Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.9831
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHP
Polar Capital Japan Alpha I Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.5951
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHO
Polar Capital Japan Alpha I Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.607
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHN
Polar Capital Japan Alpha I JPY
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.13%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.2579
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeNPCF
Polar Capital Japan Alpha I USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.9718
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHG
Polar Capital Japan Alpha R EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.61%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.783
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHE
Polar Capital Japan Alpha R GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.61%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.5415
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHD
Polar Capital Japan Alpha R Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.61%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.9358
CurrencyEUR
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHM
Polar Capital Japan Alpha R Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.61%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.5535
CurrencyGBP
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHL
Polar Capital Japan Alpha R Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.61%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.5413
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHK
Polar Capital Japan Alpha R JPY
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.61%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price214.0921
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHB
Polar Capital Japan Alpha R USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.61%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.9253
CurrencyUSD
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHC
Polar Capital Japan Alpha S JPY
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price219.2661
CurrencyJPY
Price updated24/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGVHF
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