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1 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LL
0800 333 356 (Broker Line)
0845 279 3003 (Enquiries)
0131 245 2390 (Fax Number)
0131 225 2345 (Main Number)
0131 245 2390 (Marketing)

investments_retailfunds@standardlife.com

Fund managers

* Sumitomo Mitsui Trust27-Oct-2010 to Present
 
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Alistair Way»01-Jun-2007 to 26-Oct-2010
Alexander Godwin»01-Mar-2005 to 31-May-2007
Robert McKillop»01-Jan-2002 to 28-Feb-2005
Fraser Chalmers»16-Nov-1998 to 14-Nov-2002


Investment objectives

The fund aims to provide long term growth and is designed for investors who are looking for exposure to the Japanese equity market. The fund invests predominantly in the shares of companies listed on the Japanese stock markets and it is actively managed. Please note that the Japanese equity exposure in this fund is currently managed by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, one of Japan's leading domestic equity managers.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 44 / 47 13 / 44
Quartile 4 2

Fund ratings

BLANKMstar OBSR
Analyst
(Qualitative)
FE Crown Rating: 3 FE Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 9.42 12.36
Alpha -4.77 0.44
Beta 0.98 0.96
Sharpe -0.01 0.53
Info Ratio -1.13 -0.01
R2 0.79 0.84
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Japan»
performance chart
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    1y3y5y12m-24m24m-36m36m-48m48m-60m
ACC -3.5+33.7+37.5+33.7+3.7-7.3+10.9
  JAPAN   +0.4+31.4+35.4+27.9+2.3-10.5+15.2
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS JAPANESE EQUITY GROWTH RET PLATFORM 1 ACC ACC 68.49 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.53 0.93% 10GM B76C7M9
pdf STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS JAPANESE EQUITY GROWTH PLATFORM 1 HEDGED ACC GBP ACC 59.78 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.00 0.94% K5RP BJSP537
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS JAPANESE EQUITY GROWTH RET HEDGED ACC GBP ACC 59.33 (p) 19-Dec-2014 n/a 1.64% K5RN BJSP526
pdf STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS JAPANESE EQUITY GROWTH INST HEDGED ACC GBP ACC 59.47 (p) 19-Dec-2014 n/a 0.89% K5RO BJSP548
pdf STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS JAPANESE EQUITY GROWTH INST ACC 74.97 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.49 0.88% SL63 0448321
pdf STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS JAPANESE EQUITY GROWTH RET ACC 65.22 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.00 1.63% SL67 0448365

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£203.7m / $318.8m (31-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly Launch16-Nov-1998
Pricing times07:30 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 500
Initial charge4.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryCitibank Intl plc
RegistrarThe Bank Of New York Mellon (International)
Multi-Managern/a
Indexn/a
Dividend policyFeb 28 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Japan Equity Mixed Japan
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC 5.30 1 - -
MAZDA 4.10 2 - -
SEVEN & I HOLDINGS CO LTD 4.00 3 - -
SOFTBANK CORP 3.70 4 - -
MITSUI FUDOSAN 3.50 5 - -
NIDEC CORP 3.00 6 - -
RESORTTRUST INC 3.00 7 - -
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES 2.90 8 - -
CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY CO 2.80 9 - -
ELECTRIC POWER DEVELOPMENT 2.70 10 - -
Total35.00 
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Region(%)Rank 
Japan97.301 97.30% Japan
Cash & Other2.702 2.70% Cash & Other
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Sector(%)Rank 
Industrials23.801 23.80% Industrials
Consumer Discretionary23.302 23.30% Consumer Discretionary
Financials13.703 13.70% Financials
Information Technology10.704 10.70% Information Technology
Consumer Staples8.605 8.60% Consumer Staples
Materials7.506 7.50% Materials
Telecommunication Services4.707 4.70% Telecommunication Services
Utilities2.708 2.70% Utilities
Health Care2.709 2.70% Health Care
Cash & Others2.3010 2.30% Cash & Others
Total100.00 

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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