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Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2ES
44 (0) 131 228 5959 (Fax Number)
44 (0) 131 229 5252 (Main Number)

enquiries@martincurrie.com

Fund managers

* John-Paul Temperley16-Jan-2006 to Present
 
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* Claire Marwick»01-Jun-2010 to Present
Keith Donaldson»16-Jan-2006 to 31-Jul-2013


Investment objectives

Unconstrained by any benchmark, the fund’s aim is to provide capital growth by investing primarily in large and medium-sized Japanese companies.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 47 / 47 42 / 45
Quartile 4 4

Fund ratings

BLANKMstar OBSR
Analyst
(Qualitative)
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 8.44 12.79
Alpha -7.25 -2.69
Beta 0.95 1.04
Sharpe -0.01 0.20
Info Ratio -2.70 -0.87
R2 0.90 0.96
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Japan»

FE Risk Scores

Instrument 1y(%) Growth FE Risk Score
Martin Currie Japan Alpha -9.3
139
Japan -0.9
131
Cash n/a
0
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performance chart
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    1y3y5y12m-24m24m-36m36m-48m48m-60m
ACC -9.3+23.5+40.4+36.7-0.3-4.7+19.3
  JAPAN   -0.9+34.2+47.5+35.2+0.3-5.1+15.8
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf MARTIN CURRIE JAPAN ALPHA H ACC 171.80 (p) 21-Nov-2014 0.37 1.04% HYB5 B5B6FG2
pdf MARTIN CURRIE JAPAN ALPHA B ACC 106.80 (p) 21-Nov-2014 0.53 0.98% QJ62 B0T50V6
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf MARTIN CURRIE JAPAN ALPHA A ACC 100.90 (p) 21-Nov-2014 0.12 1.73% QJ93 B0T5038

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£88.0m / $138.0m (31-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 100.0 Monthly Launch16-Jan-2006
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge5.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesInitial Charges: ;
Trustee / DepositaryState Street Trustees Limited
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services Limited
Multi-Managern/a
Indexn/a
Dividend policyMar 01 (Final), Sep 01
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Japan Equity Mixed Japan
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 7.14 1 - -
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP 4.82 2 - -
MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO 3.42 3 - -
SUMITOMO MITSUI TR HLDGS INC 3.40 4 - -
EAST JAPAN RAILWAY CO 3.30 5 - -
JAPAN TOBACCO INC 3.22 6 - -
KOMATSU 3.02 7 - -
SOFTBANK CORP 3.01 8 - -
DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY CO 2.90 9 - -
ORIX CORP 2.83 10 - -
Total37.06 
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Region(%)Rank 
Japan97.691 97.69% Japan
Cash & Cash Equivalents2.312 2.31% Cash & Cash Equivalents
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Sector(%)Rank 
Financials23.071 23.07% Financials
Industrials21.602 21.60% Industrials
Consumer Discretionary16.953 16.95% Consumer Discretionary
Information Technology13.274 13.27% Information Technology
Health Care5.925 5.92% Health Care
Materials5.316 5.31% Materials
Energy4.267 4.26% Energy
Telecommunications Utilities4.108 4.10% Telecommunications Utilities
Consumer Staples3.229 3.22% Consumer Staples
Money Market2.3110 2.31% Money Market
Total100.01 

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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Japanese Equities, 97.69%
97.6900% ofJapanese Equities
Cash & Cash Equivalents, 2.31%
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