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Fidelity Index Japan P

Tracking performance of the MSCI Japan Index.

  • 171.25p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 189.09p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 0.10%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.10%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 2.00%
    Yield

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Prices as at 23 November 2020

The fund's investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth by closely matching the performance of the MSCI Japan Index. The fund uses physical replication method and will hold physical securities comprising the index. In order to manage the cash position of the portfolio, the fund may utilise stock index futures contracts, which will typically be limited to 1-4% of the total fund's exposure. The fund does not engage in securities lending.

Fund summary

Sector Japan
Structure OEIC
Launched January, 2014
Size £518m
Yield 2.00%
Charging basis
Dividends paid 18 Jan, 18 Apr, 18 Jul, 18 Oct

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.10%
Ongoing charges figure 0.10%

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Investment process

The fund's investment objective is to provide long term capital growth by matching the capital performance of MSCI Japan Index. The fund uses a physical replication method which means the underlying index securities are purchased directly to provide investors access to the market. Though primarily an equity fund, the managers will also use futures (with the total futures exposure likely to be in the range of 1-4%), a type of derivative which provides liquid exposure to the whole of the index. Nikkei 225 futures contracts will typically be used. These are used to manage cash balances in the fund - by buying and selling futures the manager can regulate market exposure in response to inflows and outflows without the costs involved in trading all of the shares in the portfolio. This fund doe not engage ion securities lending.

This fund provides a simple, low cost way of investing in Japanese equities, especially those comprising the MSCI Japan index. This index is made up of large, well known Japanese companies. This tracker does conduct any stock lending and therefore does not expose investors to counterparty risk. The product is competitively priced, although investors should be aware that trackers by their very nature will underperform the index due to costs.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.08%
  • 16/17 -0.04%
  • 17/18 -0.07%
  • 18/19 -0.01%
  • 19/20 -0.14%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.08%
  • 5 years -0.07%
  • Career -0.05%
  • 3 years 38.70%
  • 5 years 36.70%
  • Career 38.70%

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

Geode Capital Management

Geode Capital Management was founded in 2001 as a unit of Fidelity Investments, with the aim of developing systematic investment strategies. It became a standalone company in 2003. The company is based in Boston, and is privately held with an independent board.

Track record

Geode Capital Management has 7.9 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.05%. During the worst period of relative performance (from July 2014 - June 2020) there was a decline of 6% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 15%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -15.00% (January 2020 - March 2020)
Relative -6.00% (July 2014 - June 2020)

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 31 July 2020

3.8% Toyota Motor Corp
3% Softbank Group Corp
3% Sony Corp
2.3% Keyence Corp
1.7% Takeda Pharmaceutical Co
1.6% Kddi Corp
1.5% Nintendo Co
1.5% Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd
1.4% Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group
1.3% Daikin Industries
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Industrials 20.00%
Consumer Discretionary 18.00%
Information Technology 13.00%
Health Care 12.00%
Communications 10.00%
Financials 9.00%
Consumer Staples 8.00%
Materials 5.00%
Real Estate 4.00%
Utilities 2.00%

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