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Contact details

31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA
0800 718 788 (Dealing)
020 7658 6965 (Fax Number)
0800 718 777 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Nathan Gibbs01-Dec-2000 to Present

Investment objectives

The fund’s investment objective is to achieve total return through investment in Japanese and other companies. The emphasis of the fund will be investment in Japanese companies. The fund may also invest in companies headquartered or quoted outside Japan where those companies have material or critical operations within, or derive significant business from, Japan. Investment will be in directly held transferable securities. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, warrants and money market instruments.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 39 / 47 43 / 44
Quartile 4 4

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 8.18 11.70
Alpha -3.64 -6.30
Beta 0.85 0.91
Sharpe -0.01 0.00
Info Ratio -0.97 -1.52
R2 0.80 0.84
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Japan»
performance chart
ACC -1.2+9.9+24.3+16.4-4.4-9.6+25.0
  JAPAN   +1.9+34.1+37.3+26.2+4.2-11.1+15.2
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER JAPAN ALPHA PLUS Z ACC ACC 49.75 (p) 49.91 (p) 22-Dec-2014 0.80 0.94% 05AP B3TVPT8
pdf SCHRODER JAPAN ALPHA PLUS Z INC INC 48.41 (p) 48.57 (p) 22-Dec-2014 0.65 0.94% 05AQ B61LW29
pdf SCHRODER JAPAN ALPHA PLUS Z HEDGED INC GBP INC 59.21 (p) 59.40 (p) 22-Dec-2014 0.60 0.94% IDFV B91PC11
pdf SCHRODER JAPAN ALPHA PLUS Z HEDGED ACC GBP ACC 59.71 (p) 59.90 (p) 22-Dec-2014 0.73 0.94% IDFW B91S878
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER JAPAN ALPHA PLUS A HEDGED INC GBP INC 59.04 (p) 59.23 (p) 22-Dec-2014 0.00 1.69% IDFT B91N345
pdf SCHRODER JAPAN ALPHA PLUS A HEDGED ACC GBP ACC 59.90 (p) 60.09 (p) 22-Dec-2014 0.00 1.69% IDFU B91VRB4
pdf SCHRODER JAPAN ALPHA PLUS A ACC ACC 65.94 (p) 66.15 (p) 22-Dec-2014 0.00 1.69% SO73 0977944
pdf SCHRODER JAPAN ALPHA PLUS A INC INC 65.31 (p) 65.52 (p) 22-Dec-2014 0.00 1.69% SO74 0303129

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 Unit Trust
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£31.7m / $49.5m (22-Dec-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly Launch01-Dec-2000
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 500
Initial charge0.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryJP Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services Limited
Dividend policyJun 01 (Final), Dec 01
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 5.69 1 - -
Hitachi 3.91 2 - -
Sony 3.63 3 - -
Nomura Real Estate Holdings 3.60 4 - -
Sumitomo Electric Industries 3.59 5 - -
Komatsu 3.48 6 - -
Japan Airlines 3.46 7 - -
Mitsubishi Estate 3.39 8 - -
Makino Milling Machine 3.38 9 - -
Lintec 3.33 10 - -
Regional weightings, 28-Nov-2014
Japan97.811 97.81% Japan
Cash2.192 2.19% Cash
Sector weightings, 28-Nov-2014
Industrials39.161 39.16% Industrials
Financials18.092 18.09% Financials
Consumer Services13.523 13.52% Consumer Services
Consumer Goods10.104 10.10% Consumer Goods
Basic Materials9.305 9.30% Basic Materials
Technology4.956 4.95% Technology
Oil & Gas2.697 2.69% Oil & Gas
Cash2.198 2.19% 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, 97.81%
97.8100% ofJapanese Equities
Cash, 2.19%
2.1900% ofCash

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