|Mid Price||GBX 1,854.73||Day Change||GBX +3.15 (0.17%)|
|Price Date||17 Feb 2020||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Acc.||Yield||2.02 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||02 September 2019||Dividend Frequency||Annually|
|Sector||Asia Pacific Excluding Japan||Fund Size||207,590,136.00|
|Launch Date||14/09/1973||Standard Initial Charge||0.00%|
|Ongoing cost||0.95%||Annual Management Charge||0.95%|
The Fund aims to provide a higher total return (the combination of capital growth and income), net of the of the Ongoing Charge Figure, than that of the MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan Index over any five-year period.
Carl Vine was appointed fund manager of M&G Japan Fund and M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund in September 2019 after joining M&G as Co-Head of Asian Investment, with 22 years of investment experience. Carl co-founded Oxford-based Port Meadow Capital Management, a boutique investment firm, in 2014. Prior to that, he worked as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for SAC Capital Advisors in Hong Kong and was the Asian-based member of their global investment committee. Before that, Carl was a Managing Director at UBS in Hong Kong, where he invested proprietary capital across Asia and Japan, and a Principal for TPG-Axon Capital. He began his career with Prudential Portfolio Managers in London, before relocating to Tokyo to open Prudential’s Japan office. Carl holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Oxford University.
David Perrett was appointed deputy fund manager of M&G Japan Fund and M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund after joining M&G as Co-Head of Asian Investment, with 28 years of investment experience. He was previously with Oxford-based Port Meadow Capital Management, a boutique investment firm he co-founded with Carl Vine in 2014. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager with UBS, specialising in investing capital across the Asia Pacific region and was based in Hong Kong. David also served as Chief Investment Officer, Life and Institutional for Prudential Asset Management (Hong Kong), having begun his career with Prudential (London) in 1991. David holds a Bachelor of Science, Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master of Science from the University of London.
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