Fact sheet: Stan Life Inv Japns EqGth

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equity Growth Ret Platform 1 Acc
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trustsince 26/10/2010
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth and is designed for investors who are looking for exposure to the Japanese equity market. The fund invests predominantly in the shares of companies listed on the Japanese stock markets and it is actively managed. Please note that the Japanese equity exposure in this fund is currently managed by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, one of Japan's leading domestic equity managers. Past performance is not a guide to future returns and future returns are not guaranteed. The price of assets and the income from them may go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed; an investor may receive back less than their original investment. The fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk. Usage of derivatives is monitored to ensure that the fund is not exposed to excessive or unintended risks. The value of assets held within the fund may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.
Benchmark
  • IA Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
22.4%
1 Year rank in sector
43/45
Sector
UT Japan
Yield
0.3%
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.
0.92%
Fund size
£280m (£228m 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.
146
Mid price
96.87
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
M&G Japan45.6%
Neptune Jap Inst45.3%
Henderson Japan Opportunities44.7%
Man GLG Japan Core Alpha44%
Baillie Gifford Japanese42.4%
...more in UT Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan98%
    Money Market2%
  • Industrials21.5%
    Consumer Discretionary15.4%
    Financials12%
    Information Technology10.9%
    Materials10%
  • Japanese Equities98%
    Money Market2%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0%5.1%6.5%22.4%54%77.7%
Sector-0.2%3.2%8%31.2%66.8%85%
Rank within sector17 / 468 / 4634 / 4643 / 4537 / 4024 / 37
Quartile2nd1st3rd4th4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4.6%16.6%13.7%-3.1%35.1%
Sector4.4%24%15.8%0.8%26.2%
Rank within sector13 / 4643 / 4535 / 4237 / 405 / 37
Quartile2nd4th4th4th1st
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.
1.01
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.
0.63
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%.
13.7
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.
5.09
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.
-0.74
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 high98.8
52 week low75.34
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price96.87
Region
1Japan98%
2Money Market2%
Industry sector
1Industrials21.5%
2Consumer Discretionary15.4%
3Financials12%
4Information Technology10.9%
5Materials10%
6Health Care8.9%
7Consumer Staples7.7%
8Real Estate5.3%
9Telecommunications Utilities4.3%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities98%
2Money Market2%
Individual holdings
1MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP6.2%
2SOFTBANK GROUP CORP4.3%
3DAI-ICHI LIFE HLDGS INC3.5%
4FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES3.4%
5SONY CORP3.2%
6FANUC CORP2.8%
7SHIONOGI & CO2.8%
8NINTENDO CO2.7%
9MITSUBISHI CORP2.6%
Management
Fund manager group
Standard Life Investments
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth and is designed for investors who are looking for exposure to the Japanese equity market. The fund invests predominantly in the shares of companies listed on the Japanese stock markets and it is actively managed. Please note that the Japanese equity exposure in this fund is currently managed by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, one of Japan's leading domestic equity managers. Past performance is not a guide to future returns and future returns are not guaranteed. The price of assets and the income from them may go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed; an investor may receive back less than their original investment. The fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk. Usage of derivatives is monitored to ensure that the fund is not exposed to excessive or unintended risks. The value of assets held within the fund may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.
Benchmark
  • IA Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust26/10/2010
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equity Growth Inst Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.87%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.88%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price106.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeSL63
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equity Growth Inst Hedged Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.87%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.89%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price63.48
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeK5RO
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equity Growth Platform 1 Hedged Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.94%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price64.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeK5RP
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equity Growth Ret Acc
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.3%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.34%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.63%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price91.07
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSL67
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equity Growth Ret Hedged Acc GBP
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.34%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.64%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price62.35
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeK5RN
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equity Growth Ret Platform 1 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.93%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price96.87
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code10GM
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