Aberdeen Standard SICAV Japanese Smaller Companies R GBP

Invests in Japanese smaller capitalisation companies.

  • 3130.10p
    Price (Inc)

    These are the shares in the fund that pay out an income to clients. The income is made up of the total dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – from the companies in the fund.

  • -
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

    Some funds charge you when you first invest, which is aptly known as the initial charge. They’re usually between 3-5% but at Bestinvest, we usually don’t charge you a penny!

  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 0.94%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 0.60%
    Yield

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 09 April 2021

Fund summary

Sector Japanese Smaller Companies
Structure OFFSHORE FUND
Launched December, 2012
Size £395m
Yield 0.60%
Charging basis
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.94%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.34%
  • 17/18 -0.16%
  • 18/19 -0.64%
  • 19/20 0.53%
  • 20/21 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.04%
  • 5 years -0.12%
  • Career 0.10%
  • 3 years 55.20%
  • 5 years 39.40%
  • Career 91.20%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Kwok Chern Yeh

Chern-Yeh Kwok is head of Japanese equities having transferred from the Singapore team in January 2011. Chern-Yeh joined Aberdeen in 2005 from MSCI Barra where he was an equity research analyst. Chern-Yeh graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri- Columbia and holds an MSc in Finance from the London Business School.

Track record

Kwok Chern Yeh has 10.3 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.1%. During the worst period of relative performance (from June 2016 - January 2019) there was a decline of 18% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 16%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 91%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -16.00% (May 2018 - December 2018)
Relative -18.00% (June 2016 - January 2019)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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