Baillie Gifford Japanese A Acc

Buy/Sell Price  (as of 21/10/2016) £11.86   Day Change :  -0.50%     Fund Code:  BFJAA 

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Matthew graduated BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Psychology) from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and holds a PhD in Psychology from Bristol University. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2003 and is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equity Team. Matthew is a co-manager of the Japanese All cap strategy and is a CFA Charterholder.


Sarah graduated BA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University in 1980. She joined Baillie Gifford in the same year, become a member of the Japanese team in 1982 and head of the department in 2001. Sarah is the longest standing partner within the firm, having been appointed in 1986. She is the lead manager for the Japan Investment Trust as well as co-manager for the Japanese All Cap strategy. Sarah is also a member of the EAFE Alpha Portfolio Construction Group.
Investment HouseBaillie Gifford
Fund ProviderBaillie Gifford & Co Limited.
ManagerMatthew Brett   Biography
ManagerSarah Whitley   Biography

Fund Objective The objective is to produce attractive capital growth over the long term through investment in Japan in any economic sector, but with the ability also to invest up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.

Key Statistics

Fund Status
Fund TypeOEIC
12-Month NAV High £11.92
12-Month NAV Low £7.32
Fund Comparative IndexTopix TR JPY
Morningstar CategoryTMJapan Large-Cap Equity
Dividend FrequencyYearly
Historic Yield0.10%

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Morningstar ratings

 as of  30/09/2016
Overall5 star
3 Years3 star
5 Years5 star
10 Years5 star

Growth of £1000 Help

 as of  21/10/2016

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