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Ranked 72 out of 79 in - Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

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.


Japan over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -0.8% -7.0% 4.5% 1.1% 1.0%
2013 24.8% 21.6% 0.8% 1.5% 0.3%
2012 11.9% 10.3% -1.4% -4.0% 7.1%
2011 -14.3% -8.9% 0.4% -0.9% -5.5%
2010 21.3% 14.3% -8.0% -1.6% 17.2%
2009 -2.2% -10.1% 7.9% 6.0% -4.9%
2008 10.3% -1.3% -0.8% -5.9% 19.7%
2007 -8.1% 7.0% -7.2% -4.8% -2.9%
2006 -21.4% 1.7% -13.3% -4.2% -6.9%
2005 53.6% 4.5% -0.1% 21.8% 20.8%
2004 -8.7% 4.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Toyota Motor Corp ORD 5.11
Tokio Marine Holdings Inc ORD 4.07
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc ORD 3.49
ShinMaywa Industries Ltd ORD 2.54
Fujikura Ltd ORD 2.54
Hitachi Ltd ORD 2.50
Fanuc Corp ORD 2.49
Toshiba Tec Corp ORD 2.47
Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings Inc ORD 2.44
Japan Securities Finance Co Ltd ORD 2.43

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 size705Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN IE0034388466

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.3%

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