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Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN
0131 275 3955 (Fax Number)
0800 917 2112 (Main Number)

trustenquiries@bailliegifford.com

Fund managers

* John MacDougall»01-May-2007 to Present
Alistair Way»01-Oct-2003 to 31-Mar-2007
Mark Urquhart»01-May-2001 to 30-Sep-2003


Investment objectives

This trust aims to achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in small Japanese companies which are believed to have above average prospects for capital growth.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 2 / 5 1 / 5
Quartile 1 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 2 FE
Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 35.57 27.50
Alpha 4.33 5.38
Beta 1.91 1.45
Sharpe 0.28 0.74
InfoRatio 0.32 0.54
R2 0.87 0.67
Quartiles:   1  2   3  4   help with ratios
vs. Japanese Smaller Companies»

Performance

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    1y 3y 5y 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
-1.0 +98.3 +219.8 +58.5 +26.4 -1.5 +63.7
  NAV -1.0+72.9+166.0+49.0 +17.2-1.7+56.5
  Japanese Smaller Companies -1.2+50.7+116.5+34.9+13.1-1.7+46.1
Share Price
 ShareTypePriceDatePrem/DiscDiluted NAVGearingDiv yield
EstimLast pub.NetGross
pdf BAILLIE GIFFORD SHIN NIPPON PLC UNIT 291.00 (p) 17-Apr-2014 +5.89 276.70 277.19
15-Apr-2014
119 n/a n/a
Capital structure & income
Share Type Exchange Nominal value Issued Market value (m) Wind-up date Splits News
BAILLIE GIFFORD SHIN NIPPON PLC UNIT LONDON 10 36,875,000 108.05 n/a n/a company announcements
Share identifiers: TIDM: BGS; SEDOL: 0070627; ISIN: GB0000706274
Detailed fund information
Fund type flag United Kingdom-registered Investment Trusts
Launched1988
Gross assets£121.5m / $204.3m
Sector Japanese Smaller Companies
Asset ClassEquity
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ISA
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 30.0 Monthly
Annual accountsannual (Click to order)
Last report / accounts28-Mar-2014
Last AGM17-May-2013
Next AGMMay 2014
EGM01-Mar-2013
Stockbroker(s)Matrix Corporate Capital LLP
Management contractA quarterly fee of 0.25% of the net assets of the company attributable to its shareholders on the last day of each quarter. The agreement is terminable on 1 year's notice.
Borrowing limitn/a
Continuation / Wind-up provisionn/a
Dividend policyn/a
Investment restrictionsn/a
Reconstruction proposaln/a
Settlement detailsn/a
Tax policyn/a
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Japan Equity Mixed Japanese Smaller Companies
Largest holdings, 31-Mar-2014
Holding (%) Rank Holding (%) Rank
MONOTARO CO.LTD3.101START TODAY CO LTD2.306
IRISO ELECTRONICS CO2.602ASICS CORP2.107
F@N COMMUNICATIONS INC2.603ASAHI INTECC CO LTD2.108
M3 INC2.404DON QUIJOTE HLDGS CO LTD1.909
NIHON M&A CENTER INC2.405INFOMART CORPORATION1.9010
 Total23.40 
Regional weightings, 31-Mar-2014
Region (%) Rank  
Japan 93.70 1 93.70% Japan
Net Liquid Assets 6.30 2 6.30% Net Liquid Assets
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 31-Mar-2014
Sector (%) Rank  
Consumer Discretionary 24.20 1 24.20% Consumer Discretionary
Information Technology 22.70 2 22.70% Information Technology
Industrials 17.50 3 17.50% Industrials
Health Care 12.80 4 12.80% Health Care
Financials 7.60 5 7.60% Financials
Net Liquid Assets 6.30 6 6.30% Net Liquid Assets
Consumer Staples 5.30 7 5.30% Consumer Staples
Energy 1.30 8 1.30% Energy
Materials 1.30 9 1.30% Materials
Telecommunication Services 1.00 10 1.00% Telecommunication Services
Total100.00 


All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated using closing mid prices and with net income (dividends) reinvested. NAV total return performance figures are calculated using fully diluted (where applicable) daily estimated NAV figures from Thomson Financial Datastream and with gross income (dividends) reinvested.

 
 
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Asset allocation

Japanese Equities, 93.70%
93.7000% ofJapanese Equities
Net Liquid Assets, 6.30%
6.3000% ofNet Liquid Assets

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