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FSSA Japan Focus Class B Class B - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:226.01p Buy:226.01p Change: 0.16p (0.07%)
Prices as at 9 August 2022
Sell:226.01p
Buy:226.01p
Change: 0.16p (0.07%)
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 9 August 2022
Sell:226.01p
Buy:226.01p
Change: 0.16p (0.07%)
Prices as at 9 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.

Charges and Savings

Initial charges
Initial charge: 0.00%
Initial saving from HL: 0.00%
HL dealing charge: Free
Net initial charge: 0.00%
Annual charges
Performance fee: No  
Ongoing charge (OCF/TER): 0.83%
Ongoing saving from HL: 0.00%
Net ongoing charge: 0.83%

In some cases the ongoing savings are provided by our loyalty bonus. Loyalty bonuses are tax-free in an ISA or SIPP. However, they may be subject to tax in a Fund & Share Account which would, in effect, reduce their value and increase the net ongoing charge.


Other Information

Unit type: Unbundled
Manager:
Sophia Li
Fund launch date: 26 October 2015
Sector: Japan
Fund size: £258 million
Number of holdings: 43
Fund type: OEIC
Accumulation/income: Accumulation
Dealing frequency: Daily
Valuation point: 12:00
Trustee: The Bank of New York Mellon (International) Limited
Minimum investment: £100.00
Charges deducted from: n/a
Available in a regular savings plan: Yes
Minimum regular savings value: £25.00

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Performance

08/08/17 to 08/08/18 08/08/18 to 08/08/19 08/08/19 to 08/08/20 08/08/20 to 08/08/21 08/08/21 to 08/08/22
Annual return 21.75% 0.23% 23.35% 16.30% -18.98%

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.

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Our view on this fund

HL Research

Sophia Li has been the fund's lead manager since launch in 2015. She joined First State in 2009, initially working as a China analyst, but has covered Japan since 2011. She manages this fund alongside another similarly-managed Japan equity fund. However given the high degree of crossover between the two...

Our latest article

Investment Analyst Josef Licsauer shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, ESG integration, cost and performance of the FSSA Japan Focus Fund.

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund predominantly invests in shares of companies based in, operating in, or have their economic activity mainly in Japan. The Fund invests in shares of large and midsized companies in Japan. These companies generally have a total stock market value of at least US$1 billion. At times the Fund's portfolio may be concentrated in a small number of holdings. The Fund may invest up to 10% in other funds. Derivatives may be used for efficient portfolio management.

Income Details

Income paid: Bi-annually
Type of payment: Dividend
Ex-dividend date: 1 August 2022 1 February 2023
Payment date: 30 September 20224 31 March 20234

This data is provided by Broadridge. HL accepts no responsibility for its accuracy and you should independently check data before making any investment decision. All yields are variable and not guaranteed. There is currently no yield information available for this fund.

Security Weight
OLYMPUS CORP 5.49%
KEYENCE CORP 4.89%
SONY CORP 4.89%
RECRUIT HLDGS CO LTD 4.19%
GMO PAYMENT GATEWAY INC 4.09%
SMC CORP 3.99%
HOYA CORP 3.59%
BENEFIT ONE INC 3.49%
SHISEIDO CO 3.09%
TOKYO ELECTRON 3.09%
Sector Weight
Industrial Support Services 17.27%
Medical Equipment & Services 11.28%
Software & Computer Services 10.38%
Technology Hardware & Equipment 8.18%
Cash and Equiv. 7.09%
Retailers 6.39%
Leisure Goods 6.09%
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 4.89%
Industrial Engineering 4.69%
Chemicals 4.59%
Country Weight
Japan 92.91%
Cash and Equiv. 7.09%

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. Prices provided by Morningstar, correct as at 9 August 2022. Data provided by Broadridge, correct as at 30 June 2022.

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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

4 If you elect to receive the income from a Vantage ISA or Vantage Fund & Share Account, we will collect any dividends for you and then pay them directly into your bank account within the first 10 working days of the following month.