Fidelity Japan Smaller Companies W

  • 447.30p
    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.

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    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?

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    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).

  • 0.98%
    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.

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    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 16 September 2021

A pure stockpicking fund which has a bias to smaller co's adapting and benefiting from changes in the Japanese economy. Fidelity have huge resources in Japan and thus the fund benefits from a wide analysis of stocks. Despite performing well within the peer group, the portfolio has difficulty in consistently outperforming the benchmark.

Fund summary

Sector Japan
Structure OEIC
Launched
Size £95m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

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Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.98%

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Investment process

The fund is managed with the aim of providing long term capital appreciation from a portfolio primarily composed of Japanese equities. The portfolio will usually have a bias towards medium sized and smaller companies and is described by Fidelity as their more aggressive fund investing in Japan. The manager does not invest on an industry or sector basis, but analyses a company in its own right. Companies selected are usually leaders in their industry (often with a niche), who manage their business with the interest of shareholders in mind. Attractive long term growth prospects and solid management are prerequisites.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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Bestinvest MRI

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

Track record

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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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Sector breakdown

Electronic & Electrical Equipment 26.00%
Machinery 20.00%
Precision Instruments 8.00%
Others 8.00%
Retail 8.00%
Pharmaceuticals 6.00%
Wholesale 6.00%
Construction 4.00%
Communications 4.00%
Chemicals 3.00%

Portfolio

Typically the fund is made up of around 90-130 stocks and is invested across all sectors.

Key Investor Information

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