Barings Japan Growth A GBP

  • 228.60p Price (Inc)
  • - Price (Acc)
  • 5.00% 0.00% Initial charge
  • 1.50% Annual management charge
  • 1.68% Ongoing charges
  • 0.20% Yield

Prices as at 10 December 2019

Fund summary

Sector Japan
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched April, 1985
Size £22m
Yield 0.20%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.68%

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Investment process

The investment objective of the Trust is to achieve capital growth by investing in Japan.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 14/15 -0.59%
  • 15/16 0.39%
  • 16/17 0.22%
  • 17/18 -0.08%
  • 18/19 -7.96%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -2.61%
  • 5 years -1.60%
  • Career -1.31%
  • 3 years 18.10%
  • 5 years 18.10%
  • Career 17.90%

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

Raya Kos

Kos joined Barings in October 2008 from Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, where she was an equity analyst. Prior to that, Kos was a trainee lawyer at Ghorayeb Law Firm Beirut, Lebanon. Kos holds a BA (Hons) in Private Law, two Masters, one in Banking and Financial Law (Lebannon) and another in Business and Administration (Montreal), and a Graduate Certificate in Comparative Law.

Track record

Raya Kos has 6.3 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -1.31%. During the worst period of relative performance (from September 2013 - February 2019) there was a decline of 100% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 15%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -15.00% (September 2018 - December 2018)
Relative -100.00% (September 2013 - February 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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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 30 August 2019

5.3224% Toyota Motor Corp
3.6105% Shin-Etsu Chemical Co
3.2973% Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp
3.2549% Sony Corp
2.9848% Meiji Holdings Co Ltd
2.9306% East Japan Railway Co
2.6734% Kyowa Exeo Corp
2.4887% Tokio Marine Hldgs Inc
2.4789% Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group
2.3346% Bridgestone Corp
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Technology 19.00%
Cyclical Goods 18.00%
Telecom, Media & Technology 16.00%
Utilities 13.00%
Financials 12.00%
Consumer Staples 9.00%
Basic Industries 8.00%
Money Market 5.00%

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