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Jupiter Japan Income

Ranked 15 out of 83 in - Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Simon Somerville

Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1967, Simon Somerville studied at Durham University, graduating in 1990 with a BA honours degree in Economics. Simon’s investment career began the following year with Cazenove Fund Management. In the course of his five years with the firm, Simon progressed to become head of global & Japanese equities, before moving on to Jupiter in 2005, where he is currently joint head of the far eastern equities team. Simon is responsible for Jupiter’s Japan Income fund and the Japan elements of both the Global Managed and Global Technology funds, using a 'Growth at Reasonable Price' approach to investing. Away from the office, Simon enjoys shooting, tennis, rugby and running, including marathon running. He has completed both the Tokyo and New York marathons.


The objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital and income growth. The Fund's policy is to attain its objective by investing in a combination of Japanese equities and convertible bonds as well as cash, deposits and money market instruments. The Manager may enter into derivative transactions on behalf of the Fund to the extent that these are for the purposes of efficient management of the portfolio, as permitted under the Scheme Particulars. The Manager will only enter into derivative transactions for the purposes of hedging and tactical asset allocation, and not for speculative purposes.


Japan over : 31/08/2014 - 31/08/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 17.5% -1.3%
2014 0.7% -7.8% 4.6% 2.4% 2.1%
2013 19.9% 18.2% 3.0% -0.4% -1.1%
2012 2.4% 6.1% -3.2% -4.2% 4.1%
2011 -12.1% -6.8% 2.0% -5.2% -2.5%
2010 23.1% 15.6% -6.8% 0.3% 13.9%
2009 -6.9% -17.3% 5.0% 11.5% -3.8%
2008 6.1% -7.0% 3.2% -8.5% 20.8%
2007 -3.9% 4.3% -4.4% -2.9% -0.8%
2006 -8.6% 5.2% -10.0% -0.6% -2.8%
2005 16.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Toyota Motor Corp ORD 6.44
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc ORD 5.20
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp ORD 4.06
Tokio Marine Holdings Inc ORD 4.00
Bridgestone Corp ORD 3.71
Sekisui Chemical Co Ltd ORD 3.64
Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd ORD 3.57
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc ORD 3.55
Omron Corp ORD 3.29
TDK Corp ORD 2.76

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date15/09/2005
  • Share Class size545Mn
  • Base currencyGBP

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50,000
  • Min. additional investment5,000


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5.25

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