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FSSA Japan Focus Class E - Accumulation GBP

Sell:124.61p Buy:124.61p Change: 2.35p (1.85%)
Prices as at 26 February 2021
Sell:124.61p
Buy:124.61p
Change: 2.35p (1.85%)
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 February 2021
Sell:124.61p
Buy:124.61p
Change: 2.35p (1.85%)
Prices as at 26 February 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.

Charges and Savings

Initial charges
Initial charge: 4.00%
Initial saving from HL: 4.00%
HL dealing charge: Free
Net initial charge: 0.00%
Annual charges
Performance fee: No  
Ongoing charge (OCF/TER): 0.90%
Ongoing saving from HL: 0.00%
Net ongoing charge: 0.90%
There are other unit types of this fund available:
Class B - Accumulation (Hedged GBP) (Net ongoing charge 0.80%)

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: £185 million
Number of holdings: 41
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: Capital
Available in a regular savings plan: Yes
Minimum regular savings value: £25.00

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Performance

26/02/16 to 26/02/17 26/02/17 to 26/02/18 26/02/18 to 26/02/19 26/02/19 to 26/02/20 26/02/20 to 26/02/21
Annual return n/a n/a n/a n/a 37.68%

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

In this newly enhanced fund update, Investment Analyst Dominic Rowles explains why we have added the First State Japan Focus Fund to our Wealth Shortlist of funds chosen for their long-term potential.

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 February 2021 1 August 2021
Payment date: 31 March 20214 30 September 20214

This data is provided by Funds Library. 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
GMO PAYMENT GATEWAY INC 4.74%
KEYENCE CORP 4.72%
RECRUIT HLDGS CO LTD 4.58%
TOKYO ELECTRON 4.30%
M3 INC 3.95%
HOYA CORP 3.88%
BENEFIT ONE INC 3.70%
SONY CORP 3.69%
NIHON M&A CENTER INC 3.61%
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO 3.27%
Sector Weight
Industrial Support Services 13.73%
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores 11.29%
Technology Hardware & Equipment 10.51%
Retailers 10.12%
Software & Computer Services 9.67%
Medical Equipment & Services 8.65%
Leisure Goods 7.62%
Industrial Engineering 4.99%
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 4.72%
Health Care Providers 3.95%
Country Weight
Japan 96.98%
Cash and Equiv. 3.02%

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 26 February 2021. Data provided by Funds Library, correct as at 31 January 2021.

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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.