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Ranked 150 out of 282 in - Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in JPY unless stated

Managed by

Scott McGlashan

Scott McGlashan is a graduate of both Yale and Cambridge Universities. He started his career in the fund management industry in 1976 and has specialised in the Japanese stock market since 1982. Scott joined JO Hambro Capital Management in 2004 and is currently a senior fund manager at the helm of the JOHCM Japan and the JOHCM Japan Select funds. Prior to this he founded and was the chairman of Jade Absolute, and he was head of far east investments and a director at Perpetual. Scott has over 33 years of industry experience and has been an associate of the CFA society in the UK since 1979.

Ruth Nash

Ruth Nash was born in 1962 in Omagh, Northern Ireland. She studied French and German at the University of St Andrews and is currently based at JO Hambro Capital Management in London. Prior to joining JOHCM, Ruth held positions at Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Society, Royal Insurance, Prudential and British Steel Pension Fund. She is currently a contrarian stock picker in the Japanese mid cap universe. Outside of work, Ruth is a keen cyclist and enjoys attending the theatre.


The primary investment objective of the Fund is to seek long-term capital growth. The Fund aims to achieve its objective by investing in equity securities of companies domiciled or exercising the predominant part of their economic activities in Japan, which are listed on the principal stock markets of Japan or other Recognised Markets. Any income the Fund generates for this share class will be reinvested annually to grow the value of your investment unless the shareholder elects for a cash dividend.

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Japan over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018
  • Rank 150/282 Total Return
  • Rank 260/282 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 265/282 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return


151 Franklin Japan A (acc) JPY JPY


152 NN (L) Japan Equity P Cap JPY JPY


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 23.0% -2.5% 7.3% 5.6% 11.3%
2016 -0.7% -13.6% -14.1% 10.9% 20.6%
2015 4.7% 5.5% 5.7% -13.3% 8.3%
2014 6.5% -8.3% 5.5% 3.8% 6.1%
2013 54.5% 23.6% 6.4% 7.0% 9.9%
2012 31.5% 21.3% -6.2% -3.6% 19.8%
2011 -19.3% -4.7% -2.0% -8.2% -5.9%
2010 2.5% 7.8% -14.1% -2.1% 13.0%
2009 12.8% -2.4% 21.2% -4.5% -0.2%
2008 -35.4% -12.2% 5.8% -15.6% -17.5%
2007 -12.4% 6.3% -0.7% -9.9% -7.9%
2006 -9.5% 2.7% -10.4% -0.1% -1.6%
2005 58.2% 7.4% -1.8% 22.9% 22.1%
2004 -8.0% 3.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Ireland
  5. Luxembourg
  6. Netherlands
  7. Singapore
  8. Spain
  9. Sweden
  10. Switzerland
  11. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/05/2004
  • Share Class size506Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN IE0034388466

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.25%
  • Initial investment1.25

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).