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Contact details

10 Queens Terrace, AB10 1YG
0800 592 487 (Broker Line)
0800 833 580 (Dealing)
0845 300 2890 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Asian Equities Team01-Oct-2012 to Present
Japanese Equities Team»11-Aug-1992 to 30-Sep-2012

Investment objectives

To grow your capital by investing mostly in Japanese companies.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 14 / 60 14 / 58
Quartile 1 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 4 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 9.89 10.97
Alpha 1.90 2.54
Beta 0.88 0.85
Sharpe 0.13 0.57
Info Ratio 0.37 0.34
R2 0.84 0.89
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. IMA Japan»
performance chart
ACC +2.7+33.2+56.7+21.2+7.0+6.1+11.0
  IMA JAPAN   +1.0+28.8+34.5+29.1-1.3+0.7+3.7
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf ABERDEEN JAPAN EQUITY Z ACC ACC 167.93 (p) 16-Sep-2014 1.40 0.12% H997 B1CDBD3
pdf ABERDEEN JAPAN EQUITY I ACC ACC 156.93 (p) 16-Sep-2014 0.70 0.87% MJ50 0452173
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf ABERDEEN JAPAN EQUITY A ACC ACC 149.20 (p) 16-Sep-2014 n/a 1.62% MJ39 0452162

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£418.9m / $679.9m (15-Sep-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: GBX 50.0 Monthly Launch11-Aug-1992
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing times12 Noon on Trade Date
Minimum initialGBX 500
Minimum additionalGBX 100
Initial charge0.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesInitial Charges: 0.00%;
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Dividend policyAug 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Japan Equity Mixed IMA Japan
Largest holdings, 31-Jul-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co 5.90 1 - -
FANUC Corporation 4.70 2 - -
Canon Inc 4.40 3 - -
Seven & I Holdings 4.40 4 - -
Japan Tobacco 4.40 5 - -
Keyence Corporation 4.30 6 - -
Chugai Pharmaceutical 4.20 7 - -
East Japan Railway 4.10 8 - -
Toyota Motor Corporation 4.10 9 - -
Nabtesco Corporation 3.80 10 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Jul-2014
Japan 98.801 98.80% Japan
Cash1.202 1.20% Cash
Sector weightings, 31-Jul-2014
Consumer Goods 32.531 32.53% Consumer Goods
Industrials 21.352 21.35% Industrials
Consumer Services 10.033 10.03% Consumer Services
Health Care 9.914 9.91% Health Care
Basic Materials 8.465 8.46% Basic Materials
Financials 7.616 7.61% Financials
Technology 6.117 6.11% Technology
Telecommunications 2.808 2.80% Telecommunications
Cash1.209 1.20% Cash

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

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Asset allocation

Japanese Equities, 98.80%
98.8000% ofJapanese Equities
Cash, 1.20%
1.2000% ofCash

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