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BlackRock Japan Flexible Equity Inclusive - Class A4 - Income (GBP)

Sell:1,349.00p Buy:1,349.00p Change: 12.00p (0.88%)
Prices as at 26 November 2021
Sell:1,349.00p
Buy:1,349.00p
Change: 12.00p (0.88%)
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 26 November 2021
Sell:1,349.00p
Buy:1,349.00p
Change: 12.00p (0.88%)
Prices as at 26 November 2021
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 After one year in office, he stepped down as Prime Minister and has been replaced by fellow Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member Fumio Kishida.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

26/11/16 to 26/11/17 26/11/17 to 26/11/18 26/11/18 to 26/11/19 26/11/19 to 26/11/20 26/11/20 to 26/11/21
Annual return 17.02% -5.93% 10.88% 17.48% 5.64%

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: Tad Fukushima
Manager start date: 1 July 2019
Manager located in: Tokyo

Takeshi (Tad) Fukushima, CFA, Managing Director, is the Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock Japan. Tad has more than 28 years's investment experience and joined BlackRock from GI Capital Management where he was chief investment officer in its investment advisory group, with a focus on global alternative products for pension clients. He previously served as CIO/Managing Director of leading asset management companies in Japan including Meiji Yasuda Asset Management (formerly, Meiji Dresdner Asset Management) and Deutsche Trust Bank (formerly, Japan Bankers Trust) after his career as a senior fund manager at Nikko Investment Trust (now, Nikko Asset Management). Tad earned a BA degree in journalism from Sophia University in Tokyo, and in MBA in finance and international business from Columbia Business School.

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You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account