Fact sheet: StanLife Inv Japanese Eqs

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equities A JPY
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments GS
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Banksince 01/09/2013
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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-7.3%
1 Year rank in sector
85/110
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.
1.56%
Fund size
£17,743m (£16,716m 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
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Lindsell Train Japnse Eq52.3%
GAM Star Jap Eq51.2%
RWC NissayJaFo48.1%
Aberdeen Gbl Japanese Eq45.9%
GS Jap Eq Part Pfl40.7%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan97.6%
    Money Market2.4%
  • Consumer Discretionary27.3%
    Industrials19%
    Consumer Staples11.7%
    Financials11.2%
    Information Technology10%
  • Japanese Equities97.6%
    Money Market2.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.2%5.7%-3.6%-7.3%5.1%89%
Sector3.7%9.8%6%3.5%17%82.8%
Rank within sector86 / 11699 / 116104 / 11385 / 11069 / 9130 / 84
Quartile3rd4th4th4th4th2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-14.9%9.8%2.7%60.2%21.6%
Sector-3.9%11.8%4.1%43.2%13.9%
Rank within sector96 / 11173 / 10356 / 936 / 8811 / 84
Quartile4th3rd3rd1st1st
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.
-3.15
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.
1.13
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.
0.11
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%.
16.95
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.
5.29
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.
-0.46
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.
0.91
Price movement
52 week high1678
52 week low1256
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1374
Region
1Japan97.6%
2Money Market2.4%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary27.3%
2Industrials19%
3Consumer Staples11.7%
4Financials11.2%
5Information Technology10%
6Materials7.5%
7Health Care6.2%
8Telecommunications Utilities2.8%
9Money Market2.4%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities97.6%
2Money Market2.4%
Individual holdings
1TOYOTA MOTOR CORP6.8%
2MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP3.7%
3KEYENCE CORP2.6%
4SONY CORP2.6%
5MURATA MANUFACTURING CO2.5%
6MITSUBISHI CORP2.4%
7NIDEC2.3%
8DAIKIN INDUSTRIES2.2%
9MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP2.2%
Management
Fund manager group
Standard Life Investments
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments GS
Fund type
Offshore Fund
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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank01/09/2013
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Offshore, Sweden
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equities A HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.9973
CurrencyHKD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEPR5
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equities A JPY
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1374
CurrencyJPY
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEJC1
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equities A SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.9723
CurrencySEK
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFUDZ
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equities B Unhedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.91%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.6916
CurrencyGBP
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEA8F
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equities D GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.8919
CurrencyGBP
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFTVY
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equities D HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price120.8407
CurrencyHKD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEPR6
Standard Life Investments Japanese Equities D JPY
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.93%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1566
CurrencyJPY
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEIZ2
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