Fact sheet: Baillie Gifford Jap Tst PLC

Fund information

Fund name
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC
Fund company manager
Baillie Gifford & Company
Fund type
ITR
Fund manager
Sarah Whitley
since 01/01/1991
Fund objective
This trust aims to pursue long-term capital growth principally through investment in medium to smaller sized Japanese companies which are believed to have above average prospects for growth.
Benchmark
Topix
Investment style
-
Investment method
-

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

51.1 %

1 Year rank in sector

1/5

Sector

IT Japan Equities

Yield
-
Fund size

£ 560.1 m

FE Risk score

148

NAV

664.02

Discount/Premium

+3.2348

Gearing

116

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan
    98.5%
  • Money Market
    1.5%
  • Services
    24%
  • Electronic & Electrical Equipment
    18.2%
  • Manufacturing
    17.8%
  • Telecommunications Utilities
    10.6%
  • Financials
    8.2%
  • Japanese Equities
    93%
  • Property Shares
    5.5%
  • Money Market
    1.5%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund7.95 %20.79 %51.41 %90.95 %262.7 %
Sector6.26 %15.15 %40.73 %78.4 %191.59 %
Rank within sector2 / 52 / 51 / 51 / 41 / 4
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund22.41 %18.39 %25.51 %0.77 %78.31 %
Sector15.4 %16.23 %19.34 %7.71 %56.41 %
Rank within sector2 / 52 / 52 / 43 / 41 / 4
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Risk statistics

Alpha3.5
Beta0.96
Sharpe1.49
Volatility14.58
Tracking error6.59
Information ratio0.36
R-Squared0.79

Price movement

52 week high692
52 week low447.25
Current bid price680.5
Current offer price686
Current mid price685.5

Holdings by region

  • 98.5% Japan
  • 1.5% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 24% Services
  • 18.2% Electronic & Electrical Equipment
  • 17.8% Manufacturing
  • 10.6% Telecommunications Utilities
  • 8.2% Financials
  • 6.6% Retail
  • 5.5% Real Estate & Construction
  • 5% Chemicals
  • 2.6% Pharmaceuticals
  • 1.5% Money Market

Holdings by asset type

  • 93% Japanese Equities
  • 5.5% Property Shares
  • 1.5% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 3.6% SOFTBANK GROUP CORP
  • 2.8% TEMP HOLDINGS CO LTD
  • 2.7% MISUMI GROUP INC
  • 2.7% RAKUTEN
  • 2.7% START TODAY CO LTD
  • 2.6% CYBERAGENT INC
  • 2.3% IRISO ELECTRONICS CO
  • 2.3% PIGEON CORP
  • 2.3% SYSMEX CORP
  • 2.3% YASKAWA ELECTRIC CORP