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Invesco Perpetual Japan

Ranked 41 out of 84 in - Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Paul Chesson

Japanese market guru Paul Chesson prefers not to restrict himself to a particular investment style, choosing to combine top-down and bottom-up techniques. He places strong emphasis on a firm's fundamental value together with its prospects for growth when stocking his portfolio. He adopts this strategy for the management of the Invesco Perpetual Japan and the Dublin-based Invesco Japanese Equity Core fund. He is also responsible for the Japanese content of various international funds. Born in December 1967, Chesson graduated in Law from Oxford and is an Associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research. His began his career in 1990 with Touche Remnant as an analyst before he made the fund manager grade at the group. In 1993 he was snapped up by Perpetual, which was acquired by Amvescap in 2000 and rebranded Invesco Perptual, with Chesson fronting the entity's Japanese equity team.

Tony Roberts

Tony Roberts is an equity manager at Invesco Perpetual having joined the company in 2000. Prior to joining Invesco Perpetual, Tony served as a fund manager at Clerical Medical between 1995 and 2000. Currently based in Henley-on-Thames, he holds a BSc in Mathematics from Southampton University and is a member of the CFA Society of the UK.


The fund aims to achieve capital growth in Japan. The fund intends to invest primarily in shares of companies in Japan, although it may include other Japanese related investments. In pursuing this objective, the fund managers may include investments that they consider appropriate which include transferable securities, money market instruments, warrants, collective investment schemes, deposits and other permitted investments and transactions.


Japan over : 31/10/2014 - 31/10/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 15.5% -0.6% -8.4%
2014 -3.0% -8.9% 4.0% 2.3% 0.0%
2013 31.0% 20.5% 6.3% 0.8% 1.5%
2012 11.5% 17.4% -10.6% -10.9% 19.1%
2011 -25.1% -9.6% -0.8% -12.4% -4.6%
2010 13.8% 18.0% -12.6% -5.6% 16.9%
2009 24.4% -0.5% 14.0% 11.9% -2.0%
2008 -1.1% -6.7% 1.4% 1.3% 3.2%
2007 -5.6% 4.1% -7.6% -2.3% 0.6%
2006 -5.0% 3.6% -7.3% -0.4% -0.7%
2005 30.8% -1.1% 1.6% 10.0% 18.4%
2004 6.8% 8.3% 0.5% -4.4% 2.6%
2003 19.4% -4.3% 6.5% 17.9% -0.6%
2002 -10.9% 8.5% 2.8% -12.2% -9.0%
2001 -30.7% -0.6% 5.7% -23.3% -14.0%
2000 -26.0% -6.9% 0.3% -9.5% -12.4%
1999 94.6% 29.9% 19.0% 11.7% 12.7%
1998 16.4% 8.2% -0.7% -13.4% 25.2%
1997 -24.4% -5.5% 21.0% -13.6% -23.5%
1996 -28.4% -0.5% 1.4% -8.2% -22.8%
1995 7.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Honda Motor Co Ltd ORD 5.87
Resona Holdings Inc ORD 5.35
GBP Cash 5.26
Inpex Corp ORD 4.75
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc ORD 4.68
Japan Tobacco Inc ORD 3.94
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc ORD 3.92
Chubu Electric Power Co Inc ORD 3.88
Skylark Co Ltd ORD 3.74
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd ORD 3.27

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date09/05/1988
  • Share Class size292Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0033028118

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment20


  • Initial investment5

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