Legal & General Japan Index I

  • 60.72p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 77.00p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 0.10%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.15%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 1.70%
    Yield

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Prices as at 22 October 2021, fund data last updated 29 March 2012

This fund's objective is to track the performance of the FTSE World Japan Index as closely as possible. This index consists of predominantly large and mid cap Japanese companies. The replication technique involves purchasing the underlying companies. This will be done in proportion to their weighting in the index, although for the less liquid stocks the manager may employ sampling.

Fund summary

Sector Japan
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched
Size £1,660m
Yield 1.70%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid

Charges

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Annual management charge 0.10%
Ongoing charges figure 0.15%

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Investment process

The fund's aim is to track the performance of the Japanese equity market as represented by the FTSE World Japan Index. The fund does this largely through purchasing the stocks in proportion to their weight in the index and the number of investors in the trust. This process is referred to as full replication. However this can be expensive and inefficient for smaller companies in the index so the manager may use stratified sampling where it is deemed appropriate which reduces costs but also increases the divergence from the index (known as tracking error). The trust does not use derivatives in seeking to track the index only to manage cash etc. The manager will also not engage in stock lending, which can help to increase returns. Investors should not therefore be exposed to counterparty risk.

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.

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About the MRI

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Sector breakdown

Industrials 25.00%
Consumer Discretionary 23.00%
Technology 12.00%
Health Care 10.00%
Financials 9.00%
Consumer Staples 6.00%
Basic Materials 6.00%
Telecommunications 4.00%
Real Estate 4.00%
Utilities 1.00%

Portfolio

Around 450 stocks.

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