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
OEIC
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 Cap
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

25.37 %

1 Year rank in sector

2/3

Sector

UT Japanese Smaller Companies

Yield

0.7901

Fund size

£ 256.8 m

FE Risk score

121

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan
    97.34%
  • Money Market
    2.66%
  • Industrials
    21.28%
  • Financials
    21.04%
  • Consumer Goods
    20.4%
  • Consumer Services
    15.29%
  • Technology
    13.23%
  • Japanese Equities
    98.5%
  • Money Market
    1.5%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-1.94 %-0.82 %25.37 %82.35 %180.41 %
Sector-0.82 %8.9 %26.27 %91.35 %179.66 %
Rank within sector3 / 33 / 32 / 33 / 33 / 3
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund9.31 %41.8 %16.9 %10.85 %32.55 %
Sector18.5 %37.29 %16.87 %1.89 %41.43 %
Rank within sector3 / 31 / 32 / 31 / 33 / 3
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Risk statistics

Alpha7.63
Beta0.7
Sharpe1.7
Volatility11.83
Tracking error8.15
Information ratio0.16
R-Squared0.62

Price movement

52 week high2855.95
52 week low2223.27
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price2770.55

Holdings by region

  • 97.34% Japan
  • 2.66% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 21.28% Industrials
  • 21.04% Financials
  • 20.4% Consumer Goods
  • 15.29% Consumer Services
  • 13.23% Technology
  • 7.27% Basic Materials
  • 1.5% Money Market

Holdings by asset type

  • 98.5% Japanese Equities
  • 1.5% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 5.13% WACOM CO
  • 4.07% JSR CORP
  • 4.02% IBJ LEASING CO LTD
  • 3.97% MAZDA MOTOR CORP
  • 3.72% OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO
  • 3.67% IIDA GROUP HLDGS CO LTD
  • 3.65% NIKON CORP
  • 3.44% SANKYO TATEYAMA INC
  • 3.43% MITSUI O.S.K.LINES
  • 3.35% UNITED ARROWS