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Japan Equity Fund

Chris Taylor

The Fund

The Fund is managed by Chris Taylor and aims to generate capital growth over the long term (5 years or more). The Fund invests at least 80% in shares of Japanese companies. These are companies which, at the time of purchase, are incorporated, domiciled, listed or conduct significant business in Japan.

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Chris Taylor
The Fund Manager - Chris Taylor

Chris has nearly 40 years’ investment experience and manages the Liontrust Japan Opportunities Fund and Japan Equity Fund, both of which he ran at Neptune Investment Management before moving over to Liontrust in October 2019. Before joining Neptune in 2004, he worked as Managing Director at Fuji Investment Management. Chris graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Physiological Sciences and from the City University Business School with an MBA in Finance.

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Discrete performance

31-03-2020 -
31-03-2019 -
31-03-2018 -
31-03-2017 -
31-03-2016 -
Liontrust Japan Equity 40.70% -4.02% -7.76% 6.65% 49.31%
IA Japan 31.84% -3.44% -3.59% 9.18% 32.37%
TSE TOPIX 41.69% -9.87% -5.38% 15.49% 14.32%
Liontrust Japan Equity
IA Japan
Cumulative performance

To previous working day 6 months 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year Since launch
Liontrust Japan Equity 15.46% 38.31% 22.86% 83.16% N/A 76.90%
IA Japan 9.40% 27.84% 21.04% 66.89% N/A 75.63%
TSE TOPIX 17.61% 36.54% 14.44% 47.56% N/A 30.50%
To previous working day
Liontrust Japan Equity
IA Japan

Key Risks 

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Do remember that the value of an investment and the income generated from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed, therefore, you may not get back the amount originally invested and potentially risk total loss of capital. Investment in funds managed by the Global Equity (GE) team may involve investment in smaller companies - these stocks may be less liquid and the price swings greater than those in, for example, larger companies. Investment in funds managed by the GE team may involve foreign currencies and may be subject to fluctuations in value due to movements in exchange rates. The team may invest in emerging markets/soft currencies or in financial derivative instruments, both of which may have the effect of increasing volatility. Some of the funds managed by the GE team hold a concentrated portfolio of stocks, meaning that if the price of one of these stocks should move significantly, this may have a notable effect on the value of that portfolio.


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Source: Financial Express. Total return, bid-to-bid. This page is showing performance data and information for an income producing share class. Please go to our Interactive Fund Centre for performance data and information on the Fund’s other share classes.

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Key fund information

  • Launch date6/21/2015
  • IA sectorIA Japan
  • Fund size¥30726275569.120
  • Number of holdings37

Fund size and number of holdings data is as at previous month end. Performance data is as at previous working day.

Active Share: The fraction of a portfolio invested differently to its benchmark. A 100% active share is a portfolio with no holdings in the benchmark, a 0% active share is a portfolio identical to the benchmark.

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