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Barings Japan Growth Class I - Income (GBP)

Sell:206.90p Buy:206.90p Change: 1.80p (0.88%)
Prices as at 27 March 2020
Change: 1.80p (0.88%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
Prices as at 27 March 2020
Change: 1.80p (0.88%)
Prices as at 27 March 2020
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & 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 our Wealth 50 list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector. If a fund is not within our Wealth 50 this is not necessarily a recommendation to sell. However, if you are thinking of adding to your investments, we believe the Wealth 50 is a good place to start. View funds on the Wealth 50 »

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. This changed after Shinzo Abe was elected Prime Minister in 2012. He introduced a number of policies to stimulate economic growth and created more interest in Japan's markets. We think Japanese funds could diversify a global portfolio focused on long-term growth. There are a handful of fund managers we think have the potential to outperform the broader Japanese market over the long term, each with different approaches.

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.

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Fund Track Record

27/03/15 to 27/03/16 27/03/16 to 27/03/17 27/03/17 to 27/03/18 27/03/18 to 27/03/19 27/03/19 to 27/03/20
Annual return 0.62% 32.90% 10.94% -1.80% 3.75%

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

Manager Name: Yon Chong
Manager start date: 1 May 2019
Manager located in: London

Yon joined Barings in February 2015 as an analyst in the Global Equity Team, specialising in Japanese equities. Prior to joining Barings, Yon spent over five years at Kleinwort Benson, most recently as a Senior Equity Analyst responsible for conducting global equity research with a particular focus on UK and Asian companies. Yon was also responsible for managing the KB Elite International Equity Fund. Yon began his investment career in 2006 as an Equity Research Analyst at Fidelity, following eight years spent in Engineering. Yon holds a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London, an MBA from INSEAD and was awarded the CFA designation in 2011. Yon is fluent in Korean.

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Manager Name: Jonathan Greenhill
Manager start date: 4 June 2009
Manager located in: London

Jonathan is Head of Japan Equities and a member of the Global Equity SIT. He has responsibility for equity research and investment management in Japan across stand-alone products and global and international portfolios. Jonathan joined Baring Asset Management in 2009 from Occam Asset Management. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President at Lazard Asset Management and held roles at Royal and Sun Alliance (subsequently ISIS). Jonathan has a BA (Hons) in Political Philosophy & Economics from Reading University. He was awarded the Institute of Investment Management and Research certificate in 1996 and IMC in 1995.

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You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account