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(s)
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

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund

Quick stats

1 Year return

31.48 %

1 Year rank in sector

1/5

Sector

IT Japan Equities

Yield
-
Fund size

£ 629.4 m

FE Risk score

145

NAV

712.82

Discount/Premium

+5.0405

Gearing

112

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan
    99.2%
  • Money Market
    0.8%
  • Services
    24.6%
  • Electronic & Electrical Equipment
    19.3%
  • Manufacturing
    17%
  • Telecommunications Utilities
    10.2%
  • Financials
    7.8%
  • Japanese Equities
    93.7%
  • Property Shares
    5.5%
  • Money Market
    0.8%

Performance vs. Sector

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund9.63 %20.67 %31.48 %129.33 %287.95 %
Sector6.89 %14.31 %21.08 %97.65 %198.86 %
Rank within sector2 / 51 / 51 / 51 / 41 / 4
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund33.71 %18.39 %25.51 %0.77 %78.31 %
Sector20.11 %16.23 %19.34 %7.71 %56.41 %
Rank within sector1 / 52 / 52 / 43 / 41 / 4
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Risk statistics

Alpha6.33
Beta0.93
Sharpe1.6
Volatility14.07
Tracking error6.55
Information ratio0.72
R-Squared0.78

Price movement

52 week high752.5
52 week low555
Current bid price748
Current offer price749.5
Current mid price748.75

Holdings by region

  • 99.2% Japan
  • 0.8% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 24.6% Services
  • 19.3% Electronic & Electrical Equipment
  • 17% Manufacturing
  • 10.2% Telecommunications Utilities
  • 7.8% Financials
  • 7.1% Retail
  • 5.7% Chemicals
  • 5.5% Real Estate & Construction
  • 2% Pharmaceuticals
  • 0.8% Money Market

Holdings by asset type

  • 93.7% Japanese Equities
  • 5.5% Property Shares
  • 0.8% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 3.6% SOFTBANK GROUP CORP
  • 3.2% YASKAWA ELECTRIC CORP
  • 3% START TODAY CO LTD
  • 2.8% MISUMI GROUP INC
  • 2.6% IRISO ELECTRONICS CO
  • 2.6% OUTSOURCING INC
  • 2.6% TEMP HOLDINGS CO LTD
  • 2.4% RAKUTEN
  • 2.3% PIGEON CORP
  • 2.2% ITOCHU CORP