LF Morant Wright Japan B

  • 370.64p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 416.63p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 1.00%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.17%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 1.70%
    Yield

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Prices as at 19 January 2021, fund data last updated 29 February 2016

This fund aims to produce a capital return in excess of the TOPIX benchmark through investment in Japanese equities. Morant Wright adopts a cautious, value orientated approach to investing, favouring quality companies with a bias toward mid and small cap stocks. The team therefore place great emphasis on stockpicking and undertake rigorous financial statement analysis.

Fund summary

Sector Japan
Structure OEIC
Launched
Size £345m
Yield 1.70%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 30 Jun

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.00%
Ongoing charges figure 1.17%

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Investment process

The managers focus on small and mid cap companies where they believe there are greater valuation anomalies. The team's investment process places an emphasis on balance sheet analysis and they aim to create a portfolio that offers some degree of downside protection in falling markets. Valuation metrics that best describe their investment style include low enterprise value to earnings (EBIT) multiples and price to book ratios. They are less driven by earnings growth potential and this portfolio will typically have a lower valuation than the market. In some cases the team will also look for companies with asset backing where they feel that this is appropriate. Morant Wright is a Japanese equity boutique, established in 1999 and based in London.

Morant Wright is a Japanese equity boutique, established in 1999 and based in London. Ian Morant and Stephen Wright are very experienced managers with a consistent and long track record, and have built up a strong team around them. The fund typically has a relatively low volatility and the managers tends to generate most of their outperformance in weak markets. The managers each have significant experience investing in Japan having worked with many of the UK based Japanese fund managers.

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

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

Building & Construction 17.00%
Transport Equipment 16.00%
Banks 11.00%
Trade 9.00%
Others 9.00%
Financials 9.00%
Basic Materials 8.00%
Transport 5.00%
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 5.00%
Other Metals 4.00%

Portfolio

The portfolio will usually be fully invested. The management team can raise cash levels if there are insufficient investment opportunities. Normal position sizes will be between 1% and 3%.

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