Fact sheet: Threadneedle Japan Growth

Fund information
Fund name
Threadneedle Japan Growth Inst
Fund manager company
Threadneedle Inv Services Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Sarah Williamssince 01/11/2011
Fund objective
The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount you invested. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of companies of any size in Japan. The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above.
Benchmark
  • Japan Topix
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
17.3%
1 Year rank in sector
42/47
Sector
UT Japan
Yield
0.9%
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.
0.71%
Fund size
£45m (£57m 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
Mid price
210.1
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

  • Japan102.5%
    Money Market-2.5%
  • Consumer Discretionary25.8%
    Industrials21.5%
    Information Technology17.3%
    Financials13%
    Consumer Staples7.1%
  • Japanese Equities102.5%
    Money Market-2.5%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-6.2%6.3%18.5%17.3%34.2%72.6%
Sector-5%6.7%20.5%21.6%41.1%85.3%
Rank within sector39 / 4926 / 4934 / 4742 / 4733 / 4233 / 39
Quartile4th3rd3rd4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund17.8%15.3%-2%27.8%1.2%
Sector21.1%15.8%0.8%26.2%3.3%
Rank within sector38 / 4725 / 4435 / 4217 / 3927 / 39
Quartile4th3rd4th2nd3rd
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.
-1.24
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.
1.03
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.
0.69
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%.
13.45
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.
3.7
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.
-0.26
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high225.8
52 week low147.4
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price210.1
Region
1Japan102.5%
2Money Market-2.5%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary25.8%
2Industrials21.5%
3Information Technology17.3%
4Financials13%
5Consumer Staples7.1%
6Materials4.4%
7Health Care4.2%
8Real Estate4.2%
9Telecommunications Utilities3.4%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities102.5%
2Money Market-2.5%
Individual holdings
1MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP3.9%
2ITOCHU TECHNO-SOLUTIONS CORP2.9%
3SONY CORP2.9%
4MAEDA CORP2.8%
5ALPS ELECTRIC CO2.7%
6PENTA OCEAN CONSTRUCTION2.6%
7KOITO MANUFACTURING CO2.5%
8TOKYU CORP2.5%
9MEIJI HOLDINGS CO LTD2.4%
Management
Fund manager group
Threadneedle
Fund manager company
Threadneedle Inv Services Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount you invested. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of companies of any size in Japan. The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above.
Benchmark
  • Japan Topix
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sarah Williams01/11/2011Sarah Williams joined the company as a portfolio manager in 2004. She is responsible for constructing Japanese institutional portfolios and manages the Threadneedle Japan Fund. Before joining the company, Sarah worked for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and Hill Samuel Asset Management for over 10 years, latterly as an Investment Director. She has also worked at Cresvale Asset Management and Target Investment Management. Sarah has a degree in Classics (First Class) from University College, London University.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Sweden
Threadneedle Japan Growth Inst
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.71%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.63%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price210.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeDPN4
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