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Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies Class B - Income (GBP)

Sell:3,950.00p Buy:3,950.00p Change: 18.00p (0.45%)
Prices as at 10 August 2022
Sell:3,950.00p
Buy:3,950.00p
Change: 18.00p (0.45%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
Prices as at 10 August 2022
Sell:3,950.00p
Buy:3,950.00p
Change: 18.00p (0.45%)
Prices as at 10 August 2022
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on the Wealth Shortlist of funds our analysts believe have the potential to outperform their peers over the long term. This is not a recommendation to sell; however, if you are thinking of adding to your investments, we believe the Wealth Shortlist is a good place to start. View funds on the Wealth Shortlist »

Our view on the sector

Japan is home to some of the best-known businesses on the planet. Toyota, Honda, Panasonic, and Nintendo to name a few. There are also lesser-known businesses with the potential to be the household names of tomorrow. But years of sluggish growth put people off investing in the country. Former Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, introduced policies designed to stimulate the economy and reignite interest in Japan's markets. Investor sentiment began to change but after 8 years at the helm, he announced his retirement and was replaced by Yoshihide Suga in September 2020. Suga's appointment initially offered the promise of fresh and progressive government policies and continued economic support. His tenure was dominated by the pandemic and he faced criticism over how he handled the virus. After one year in office, he stepped down as Prime Minister and has been replaced by fellow Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member Fumio Kishida.

Performance Analysis

Performance analysis for this fund is not available.

Investment Philosophy

Investment philosophy for this fund is not available.

Process and Portfolio Construction

Process and portfolio construction for this fund are not available.

question mark Manager Track Record Based on HL Quantitative Research

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Fund Track Record

10/08/17 to 10/08/18 10/08/18 to 10/08/19 10/08/19 to 10/08/20 10/08/20 to 10/08/21 10/08/21 to 10/08/22
Annual return 30.61% -3.13% 5.48% 11.43% -25.45%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Praveen Kumar
Manager start date: 1 December 2015
Manager located in: Edinburgh

Praveen is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equities Team. He is the Manager of the Japanese Smaller Companies fund (and related Japan Small Cap strategy segregated accounts), Manager of the Shin Nippon Investment Trust, and Deputy Manager of the Baillie Gifford Japan Trust Plc. He is also a member of the International Smaller Companies Portfolio Construction Group (PCG). Praveen graduated BEng in Computer Science from Bangalore University in 2001, and an MBA from the University of Cambridge in 2008. He previously worked for FKI Logistex before joining Baillie Gifford in 2008. After completing the investment graduate trainee programme Praveen joined the Japanese Equities Team as an Investment Manager in 2011.

Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Benchmark data provided subject to this disclaimer.
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account