Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 280.35 Day Change GBX +1.59 (0.57%)
Price Date 21 Nov 2017 Crown Rating 3
Shares Class Inc. Yield 1.61 %
Total Expense Ratio 1.18 Fund Size 259,140,000.00
Launch Date 15/05/1984 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 1.00 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 1.18
ISIN GB00B7FGMR27 Min TopUp (£) 100.00

Fund Objective

The fund aims to deliver capital growth over the long term (that is, over five years or more) by investing at least 80% of the fund in the shares of smaller Japanese companies (companies that make up the bottom third of all publicly listed companies in Japan, in terms of stockmarket value). Income is not a consideration when choosing investments. Stocks are selected from across a wide range of industries. The fund manager focuses on stocks where he believes the share price is not fully valuing the company's sustainable earnings over the medium to long term. The portfolio typically holds between 30 and 50 stocks.

Fund Managers

Johan Du Preez
Johan Du Preez joined Prudential Portfolio Managers (South Africa) in 1998 and then moved to the Japan Equity team in 2004. Before joining Prudential, Johan worked at Momentum Employee Benefits as an Actuarial Consultant. Prior to that, he worked at Crusader Life, South Africa. Johan graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, and holds a Bachelor of Economics. He also holds a Masters of Commerce from the University of Cape Town and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
John Lothian
John Lothian joined M&G in March 2011 as a specialist on Japanese equities. His roles have included senior analyst on the M&G American Fund and M&G Global Leaders Fund, as well as senior research analyst covering global consumer, healthcare, and technology sectors. He was appointed deputy manager of the M&G Japan and M&G Japan Smaller Companies funds in September 2015. Prior to M&G, John co-managed a Japanese equity fund at Occam Asset Management. Before that, he covered Japanese stocks at Lazard Asset Management in London. John started his career at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in Greek and Latin from The Catholic University of America. John is fluent in Japanese and is a CFA charterholder.