Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 182.80 Day Change GBX +0.68 (0.37%)
Price Date 15 Jan 2018 Crown Rating
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.00 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.00 Fund Size 32,052,000.00
Launch Date 26/10/2015 Standard Initial Charge (%) 4.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.85 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.00
ISIN GB00BWNGX432 Min TopUp (£) 50,000.00

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 mid-sized 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.

Fund Managers

Martin Lau
Martin Lau is a Managing Partner of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in managing Asia Pacific and Greater China portfolios. He joined the FSSA team in April 2002 and is based in Hong Kong. Martin is the lead manager of a number of First State funds: the First State Asian Equity Plus Fund, the First State Asian Bridge Fund, the First State Asia Pacific All Cap Fund, the First State New Era PRC Fund, the First State China Growth Fund, the First State Greater China Growth Fund and the First State Hong Kong Growth Fund. He is also co-manager of the Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust in the UK. Martin graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Sophia Li
Sophia Li is an Analyst in the Asia Pacific/Global Emerging Markets team at First State Investments (‘FSI’). Sophia joined FSI’s Asia Pacific/Global Emerging Market team in August 2009 and provides research support to portfolio managers, with a focus on Greater China. She graduated from Harvard University with an MA in statistics in 2009 and from Fudan University, China with a BSc in statistics in 2007. Sophia has passed the 3 levels of the CFA exams as well as the 2 levels of the CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) exams.