Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC


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About Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC

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, although it invests in larger companies when considered appropriate. The Company’s holdings are generally listed in Japan although the portfolio can also include companies listed elsewhere whose business is predominantly in Japan as well as unlisted companies. Fixed interest holdings, or non-equity investments, may be held. The portfolio is constructed through the identification of individual companies which offer long term growth potential, typically over a three to five-year horizon. The portfolio is actively managed and does not seek to track the benchmark; hence a degree of volatility against the index is inevitable.

23.58%
Baillie Gifford Japan Ord 3 year Return
Manager : Baillie Gifford

Fund Objective

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, although it invests in larger companies when considered appropriate. The Company’s holdings are generally listed in Japan although the portfolio can also include companies listed elsewhere whose business is predominantly in Japan as well as unlisted companies. Fixed interest holdings, or non-equity investments, may be held. The portfolio is constructed through the identification of individual companies which offer long term growth potential, typically over a three to five-year horizon. The portfolio is actively managed and does not seek to track the benchmark; hence a degree of volatility against the index is inevitable.

Fund Manager

Matthew Brett

Since: 2018-04-30

Biography:Matthew graduated BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Psychology) from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and holds a PhD in Psychology from Bristol University. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2003 and is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equity Team. Matthew is a co-manager of the Japanese All cap strategy and is a CFA Charterholder.

Fund Manager

Praveen Kumar

Since: 2018-04-30

Biography:Praveen Kumar joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and became an investment manager on the Japanese Equities team in 2011. He graduated BEng in Computer Science from Bangalore University in 2001, and has an MBA in Finance from Cambridge University in 2008. He previously worked for FKI Logistex before joining Baillie Gifford in 2008.

Quick Stats

City Code (Symbol) BGFD Legal Structure Closed Ended Investment Company Fund Currency GBP
ISIN Code GB0000485838 Fund Size 764.544M Price Date 2018-06-22
Sector Japan Valor Code 371497 Pricing Freq DAY
Bid Price 853.00 Mid Price 853.00 Offer Price 853.00
Benchmark - Yield - Launch Date 1981-12-01
Domicile United Kingdom Type Income ISA NO

Purchase & Other Information

Ongoing Charges 0.78 % at 2017-08-31
Complaint Reporting Fund Status , UCITS IV Compliant,
Dividend Dates -
For Sale In Cash/Cash Equivalent , Japan ,

Top Holdings As At March 31, 2018

Rank Name % Weighting
1 Yaskawa Electric Corp. 3.10 %
2 Sysmex Corporation 2.50 %
3 M3 2.50 %
4 Iriso Electronics Co Ltd 2.40 %
5 Sysmex 2.50 %
6 GMO Internet 2.30 %
7 Softbank Corp 3.30 %
8 Outsourcing Inc 2.80 %
9 Persol Holdings 2.70 %
10 SBI 2.90 %

Asset Weightings As At March 31, 2018

Rank Name % Weighting
1 Cash Alternatives 3.60 %
2 Equity - Listed 89.70 %
3 Equity - Unlisted 6.70 %

Sector Weightings As At December 31, 2017

Rank Name % Weighting
1 Chemicals 5.40 %
2 Commerce / Trade 21.90 %
3 Electricals 19.50 %
4 Finance - General 7.90 %
5 Manufacturing 15.50 %
6 Net Current Assets 4.70 %
7 Pharmaceuticals 1.90 %
8 Property 6.60 %
9 Retail General 6.50 %
10 Telecommunications 10.10 %

Dividend Calendar

Type Dividend Ex-Dividend Date Financial Year
Income 0.2 1991-11-20 1991
Income 0.1 1987-10-30 1987
Income 0.1 1987-10-26 1987
Income 0.4 1986-10-31 1986
Income 0.6 1985-10-31 1985
Price: 853.00p

52wk high/low: 882.00/662.25

NAV:  831.0500
Current Yield:  -
Sector: Japan

Location(s): Cash/Cash Equivalent, Japan
2.99%

Baillie Gifford Diversified Growth Fund A Accumulation ( N/A)

 
Category - GBP Flexible Allocation

Category Benchmark - Not benchmarked
 
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6.41%

Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Bond Fund B Income ( N/A)

 
Category - Global Emerging Markets Bond - Local Currency

Category Benchmark - J.P Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified Index
 
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14.73%

Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Growth Fund B Accumulation ( N/A)

 
Category - Global Emerging Markets Equity

Category Benchmark - MSCI Emerging Markets Index
 
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15.22%

Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Leading Companies Fund A Accumulation ( N/A)

 
Category - Global Emerging Markets Equity

Category Benchmark - MSCI Emerging Markets Index
 
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16.92%

Baillie Gifford European Fund B Income ( N/A)

 
Category - Europe ex-UK Large-Cap Equity

Category Benchmark - MSCI Europe ex UK Index
 
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19.04%

Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth Fund B Accumulation ( N/A)

 
Category - Global Large-Cap Growth Equity

Category Benchmark - MSCI AC World Index
 
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21.05%

Baillie Gifford Global Discovery Fund B Income ( N/A)

 
Category - Global Small-Cap Equity

Category Benchmark - S&P Global Small Cap Index
 
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13.65%

Baillie Gifford Global Income Growth Fund B Income ( N/A)

 
Category - Global Equity Income

Category Benchmark - FTSE All World Index
 
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5.55%

Baillie Gifford High Yield Bond Fund B Income ( N/A)

 
Category - GBP High Yield Bond

Category Benchmark - Merrill Lynch European Currency High Yield Constrained Index
 
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19.8%

Baillie Gifford International Fund B Accumulation ( N/A)

 
Category - Global Large-Cap Growth Equity

Category Benchmark - MSCI AC World ex UK Index
 
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23.58%

Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC ( BGFD)

 
Category - Japan Large-Cap Equity

 
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20.1%

Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc ( N/A)

 
Category - Japan Large-Cap Equity

Category Benchmark - TOPIX
 
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30.49%

Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies B Inc ( N/A)

 
Category - Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity

Category Benchmark - MSCI Japan Small Cap Index
 
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13.33%

Baillie Gifford Managed Fund B Acc ( N/A)

 
Category - GBP Moderately Adventurous Allocation

Category Benchmark - Mean of the Investment Association Mixed 40%-85% Shares Sector
 
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17.03%

Baillie Gifford Pacific B Inc ( N/A)

 
Category - Asia ex Japan Equity

Category Benchmark - MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index
 
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38.38%

Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon ( BGS)

 
Category - Japan Small/Mid-Cap Equity

 
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13.75%

Baillie Gifford UK Equity Alpha Fund Class B Acc ( N/A)

 
Category - UK Flex-Cap Equity

Category Benchmark - FTSE All-Share Index
 
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22.81%

Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust Plc ( EWI)

 
Category - Global Small-Cap Equity

 
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25.77%

Monks Investment Trust ( MNKS)

 
Category - Global Large-Cap Growth Equity

 
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15.59%

Scottish American Investment Company Plc ( SCAM)

 
Category - GBP Adventurous Allocation

 
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27.63%

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc ( SMT)

 
Category - Global Large-Cap Growth Equity

 
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32.33%

Baillie Gifford American Fund B Income ( N/A)

 
Category - US Large-Cap Growth Equity

Category Benchmark - S&P 500 Index
 
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5.4%

Baillie Gifford Strategic Bond Fund A Accumulation ( N/A)

 
Category - Global Flexible Bond - GBP Hedged

 
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