Fact sheet: M&G Japan Smaller Cos

Fund information

Fund name
M&G Japan Smaller Companies I Acc GBP
Fund company manager
M&G UK
Fund type
OIC
Fund manager
Dean Cashman
since 01/03/2010
Fund objective
The fund aims to deliver capital growth over the long term (that is, over five years or more) by investing at least 80% of the fund in the shares of smaller Japanese companies (companies that make up the bottom third of all publicly listed companies in Japan, in terms of stockmarket value). Income is not a consideration when choosing investments. Stocks are selected from across a wide range of industries. The fund manager focuses on stocks where he believes the share price is not fully valuing the company's sustainable earnings over the medium to long term. The portfolio typically holds between 30 and 50 stocks.
Benchmark
Russell Nomura Mid-Small Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

45.46 %

1 Year rank in sector

1/3

Sector

UT Japanese Smaller Companies

Yield

0.9677

Fund size

£ 216.7 m

FE Risk score

119

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan
    98.201%
  • Money Market
    1.799%
  • Industrials
    22.2531%
  • Consumer Goods
    21.2419%
  • Financials
    18.5448%
  • Consumer Services
    13.9857%
  • Technology
    12.6242%
  • Japanese Equities
    98.201%
  • Money Market
    1.799%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-0.83 %10.45 %46.56 %99.43 %177.38 %
Sector4.01 %12.98 %35.09 %98.44 %169.85 %
Rank within sector3 / 33 / 31 / 32 / 32 / 3
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund5.97 %41.8 %16.9 %10.85 %32.55 %
Sector10.93 %37.29 %16.87 %1.89 %41.43 %
Rank within sector3 / 31 / 32 / 31 / 33 / 3
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Risk statistics

Alpha8.42
Beta0.75
Sharpe1.88
Volatility12.05
Tracking error7.48
Information ratio0.4
R-Squared0.67

Price movement

52 week high2817.49
52 week low1818.24
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price2685.72

Holdings by region

  • 98.201% Japan
  • 1.799% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 22.2531% Industrials
  • 21.2419% Consumer Goods
  • 18.5448% Financials
  • 13.9857% Consumer Services
  • 12.6242% Technology
  • 9.5511% Basic Materials
  • 1.799% Money Market

Holdings by asset type

  • 98.201% Japanese Equities
  • 1.799% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 4.48% WACOM CO
  • 4.29% JSR CORP
  • 4.02% NIKON CORP
  • 4.02% OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO
  • 3.84% IBJ LEASING CO LTD
  • 3.53% UNITED ARROWS
  • 3.46% SANKYO TATEYAMA INC
  • 3.45% MITSUI O.S.K.LINES
  • 3.34% EBARA CORP
  • 3.19% DIC CORP