Fact sheet: Scot Wid Jpn Gth

Fund information
Fund name
Scottish Widows Japan Growth A Acc
Fund manager company
Scottish Wid UT Mgr Limited
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Quantitative Investment Teamsince 29/09/2012
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investing predominantly in a portfolio of companies which are part of the MSCI Japan Index (the “Index”). The Fund seeks to deliver performance, before deduction of management fees, in excess of the Index with a similar level of overall volatility, over the long term. The Fund may only take limited positions away from the Index. This means there are limitations on the extent to which the Fund’s investment in various sectors† may differ to the Index. These limited positions can be more than is held in the Index (overweight) or less than is held in the Index (underweight). † A sector is a business area, industry or economy which shares the same characteristics. Company shares are typically grouped into different sectors depending on the company’s business, for example travel and leisure or telecommunications.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
22.6%
1 Year rank in sector
19/47
Sector
UT Japan
Yield
0.1%
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.
1.63%
Fund size
£220m (£185m 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.
121
Mid price
119
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Legg Mason IFJaEq31.5%
Baillie Gifford Japanese30.5%
Henderson Japan Opportunities30.2%
Neptune Jap Inst28.3%
Man GLG Japan Core Alpha27.4%
...more in UT Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan98.7%
    UK1.3%
  • Consumer Goods24.9%
    Industrials18.6%
    Financials14.8%
    Health Care9%
    Consumer Services8.9%
  • Japanese Equities98.5%
    Money Market1.3%
    Property0.1%
    Futures0.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-4%6.4%23.6%22.6%38.5%72.7%
Sector-5%6.7%20.5%21.6%41.1%85.3%
Rank within sector14 / 4923 / 4913 / 4719 / 4728 / 4232 / 39
Quartile2nd2nd2nd2nd3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund22.2%13.4%0.7%20.2%3.4%
Sector21.1%15.8%0.8%26.2%3.3%
Rank within sector18 / 4739 / 4430 / 4235 / 3918 / 39
Quartile2nd4th3rd4th2nd
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.
-0.62
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
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.
0.76
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%.
12.7
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.
2.04
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.
-0.33
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.
0.97
Price movement
52 week high124.8
52 week low83.03
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price119
Region
1Japan98.72%
2UK1.28%
Industry sector
1Consumer Goods24.94%
2Industrials18.55%
3Financials14.84%
4Health Care8.98%
5Consumer Services8.91%
6Telecommunications7.09%
7Technology5.14%
8Basic Materials4.61%
9Equities2.92%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities98.46%
2Money Market1.34%
3Property0.14%
4Futures0.06%
Individual holdings
1TOYOTA MOTOR CORP4.24%
2KDDI CORP2.27%
3HONDA MOTOR CO2.24%
4OSE TOPIX INDX DEC16 FUTURE (EXP 08/12/16)2.21%
5MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP2.14%
6NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CORP1.77%
7JAPAN TOBACCO INC1.69%
8ASTELLAS PHARMA INC1.54%
9SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC1.53%
Management
Fund manager group
Scottish Widows
Fund manager company
Scottish Wid UT Mgr Limited
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investing predominantly in a portfolio of companies which are part of the MSCI Japan Index (the “Index”). The Fund seeks to deliver performance, before deduction of management fees, in excess of the Index with a similar level of overall volatility, over the long term. The Fund may only take limited positions away from the Index. This means there are limitations on the extent to which the Fund’s investment in various sectors† may differ to the Index. These limited positions can be more than is held in the Index (overweight) or less than is held in the Index (underweight). † A sector is a business area, industry or economy which shares the same characteristics. Company shares are typically grouped into different sectors depending on the company’s business, for example travel and leisure or telecommunications.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Quantitative Investment Team29/09/2012
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Scottish Widows Japan Growth A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price119
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLB22
Scottish Widows Japan Growth B
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.13%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.28%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price126.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeAB17
Scottish Widows Japan Growth G
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFRCR
Scottish Widows Japan Growth P Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNGIB
Scottish Widows Japan Growth S Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNGIC
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