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GAM Star Japan Leaders Inclusive - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:23,483.77p Buy:23,483.77p Change: 120.26p (0.51%)
Prices as at 6 December 2021
Sell:23,483.77p
Buy:23,483.77p
Change: 120.26p (0.51%)
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 6 December 2021
Sell:23,483.77p
Buy:23,483.77p
Change: 120.26p (0.51%)
Prices as at 6 December 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 After one year in office, he stepped down as Prime Minister and has been replaced by fellow Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member Fumio Kishida.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.

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Fund Track Record

06/12/16 to 06/12/17 06/12/17 to 06/12/18 06/12/18 to 06/12/19 06/12/19 to 06/12/20 06/12/20 to 06/12/21
Annual return 23.57% -2.79% 11.29% 29.63% -3.29%

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: Reiko Mito
Manager start date: 29 May 2015
Manager located in: Zurich

Reiko Mito is Deputy Portfolio Manager of the GAM Japan Equity and the GAM Star Japan Leaders fund. Prior to joining GAM investments in November 2011, she worked as a senior equity analyst at Atlantic Investment Management in Tokyo for five years. Prior to that, she was an analyst/portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Tokyo for six years. Reiko Mito started her career at the Bank of Japan in Tokyo in 1996. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the International Christian University in Tokyo and is a CFA Charterholder. She is based in Zurich.

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Manager Name: Ernst Glanzmann
Manager start date: 29 May 2015
Manager located in: Zurich

Ernst Glanzmann is the Lead Manager of the Julius Baer Japan Stock Fund and of the GAM Star Japan. He joined GAM Group in October 1990, where he managed two equity funds with a focus on Japan. He started at Bank Julius Baer as an analyst for Japanese equities. Prior to this, he completed a training programme at the securities and derivatives departments (front and back office) of various reputable banks in Zurich, London and the United States. Ernst Glanzmann completed a three-year banking apprenticeship at Bernerlandbank. He is based in Zurich.

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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