M&G Japan Smaller Companies I Inc G

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Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 2,714.52 Day Change GBX +19.00 (0.70%)
Price Date 16 Feb 2018 Crown Rating 3
Shares Class Inc. Yield 1.71 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.93 Fund Size 295,740,000.00
Launch Date 15/05/1984 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.75 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.93
ISIN GB00B62S8P46 Min TopUp (£) 10,000.00
Ongoing Charge (%) 0.9300 Ongoing Charge Date 31/08/2017

Fund Objective

The Fund invests wholly or predominantly in securities of smaller Japanese companies, the universe for which is the bottom third in terms of total market capitalisation of all publicly listed equity in Japan. When not wholly invested as above, the Fund may also invest in medium sized and larger companies in order to enhance its liquidity. Its sole objective is long term capital growth.

Fund Managers

Johan Du Preez

Johan Du Preez joined Prudential Portfolio Managers (South Africa) in 1998 and then moved to the Japan Equity team in 2004. Before joining Prudential, Johan worked at Momentum Employee Benefits as an Actuarial Consultant. Prior to that, he worked at Crusader Life, South Africa. Johan graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, and holds a Bachelor of Economics. He also holds a Masters of Commerce from the University of Cape Town and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

John Lothian

John Lothian joined M&G in March 2011 as a specialist on Japanese equities. His roles have included senior analyst on the M&G American Fund and M&G Global Leaders Fund, as well as senior research analyst covering global consumer, healthcare, and technology sectors. He was appointed deputy manager of the M&G Japan and M&G Japan Smaller Companies funds in September 2015. Prior to M&G, John co-managed a Japanese equity fund at Occam Asset Management. Before that, he covered Japanese stocks at Lazard Asset Management in London. John started his career at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in Greek and Latin from The Catholic University of America. John is fluent in Japanese and is a CFA charterholder.

Performance Chart

Fund Performance

Cumulative Performance

Discrete Performance

Top 10 Holdings

Name Weight
CHIYODA CO 4.60%
MAZDA MOTOR CORP 4.40%
JSR CORP 4.10%
MITSUI O.S.K.LINES 3.90%
CREDIT SAISON CO 3.80%
OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO 3.80%
WACOM CO 3.80%
DOWA HOLDINGS CO LTD 3.60%
IIDA GROUP HLDGS CO LTD 3.60%
UNITED ARROWS 3.60%

Asset Breakdown

Name Weight
Japanese Equities 97.90%
Money Market 2.10%

Region Breakdown

Name Weight
Japan 97.86%
Money Market 2.14%

Sector Breakdown

Name Weight
Basic Materials 11.00%
Consumer Goods 18.00%
Consumer Services 15.70%
Financials 23.30%
Industrials 20.20%
Money Market 2.10%
Technology 9.60%