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Franklin Japan A (acc) JPY

Ranked 5 out of 6 in - Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Stephen Dover

Stephen Dover graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon with a BA degree in communications and business administration. He went on to graduate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in finance. Stephen is currently the managing director and international chief investment officer of Franklin Global Advisors and also oversees and manages Asian equity growth products. Prior to his current role he was founder and CIO of Bradesco Templeton Asset Management and before joining Franklin Templeton in 1997 he was a portfolio manager and principal at Newell Associates. Before this he worked for Towers Perrin Consulting in New York. Stephen is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Planner.

Purav A. Jhaveri

Purav Jhaveri graduated from the Univeristy of Bombay with a bachelor of commerce degree and from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, University of Bombay with a master’s degree in management and has an MBA from the Wharton School of the Univeristy of Pennsylvania. He started his career as a research analyst with Unit Trust of India and then joined ANZ Grindlays Bank where he was an investment advisor and research analyst. Purav then joined Franklin Templeton where he started working as a portfolio manager and research analyst in Mumbai, India. He is currently a senior vice president and investment strategist/portfolio manager in Franklin Templeton’s Local Asset Management Group. Purav is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and also holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Objective

The Fund's investment objective is capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective through a policy of investing primarily in equity securities of issuers incorporated or having their principal business activities in Japan. In addition, the Fund may also seek investment opportunities in other types of securities such as preferred stocks, securities convertible into common stocks, and corporate and government debt obligations which are Japanese yen and non- Japanese yen denominated.

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Performance

Japan over : 30/09/2016 - 30/09/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 2.1% 1.7% 1.1%
2016 16.1% -5.4% 7.7% 8.6% 4.9%
2015 18.0% 17.8% -1.6% -8.3% 11.1%
2014 -0.9% -8.0% 4.2% 3.8% -0.4%
2013 22.3% 17.9% 3.8% -0.3% 0.3%
2012 3.0% 6.8% -4.3% -2.0% 2.9%
2011 -11.8% -6.3% 2.0% -3.4% -4.5%
2010 16.8% 13.5% -7.3% -1.3% 12.5%
2009 -17.3% -25.0% 4.9% 8.3% -3.0%
2008 -10.7% -11.3% -0.1% -9.4% 11.3%
2007 -9.8% 3.2% -0.6% 0.8% -12.8%
2006 -18.5% -2.4% -14.2% -2.4% -0.3%
2005 61.5% 0.6% 5.6% 25.6% 21.1%
2004 3.7% 13.2% -4.3% -9.0% 5.1%
2003 22.3% -5.8% 4.4% 20.0% 3.6%
2002 -17.4% 7.1% -4.1% -14.6% -5.8%
2001 -25.8% -4.6% 5.4% -23.5% -3.6%
2000 -19.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

30/06/2017

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc ORD 4.40
Toyota Motor Corp ORD 3.55
SoftBank Group Corp ORD 2.87
Nidec Corp ORD 2.80
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd ORD 2.72
Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc ORD 2.56
Keyence Corp ORD 2.51
Honda Motor Co Ltd ORD 2.48
Sony Corp ORD 2.46
Fanuc Corp ORD 2.43
30/06/2017

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Cyprus
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. Estonia
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Gibraltar
  11. Greece
  12. Guernsey
  13. Hungary
  14. Ireland
  15. Italy
  16. Jersey
  17. Korea
  18. Latvia
  19. Lithuania
  20. Luxembourg
  21. Netherlands
  22. Norway
  23. Peru
  24. Poland
  25. Portugal
  26. Singapore
  27. Slovakia
  28. South Africa
  29. Spain
  30. Sweden
  31. Switzerland
  32. Taiwan
  33. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/09/2000
  • Share Class size2,420Mn
  • Base currencyJPY
  • ISIN LU0116920520

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.00%
  • Initial investment5.75

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