Eastspring Investments - Japan Smaller Companies Fund - A

USD 23.247
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Morningstar rating* 31 Aug 2020:

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Fund objective

This Fund aims to maximize long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity and equity-related securities of corporations, which are incorporated in, or listed in, or operating principally from, or carrying on significant business in, or derive substantial revenue from, or whose subsidiaries, related or associated corporations derive substantial revenue from Japan. The investment universe is the bottom third in terms of total market capitalisation of all publicly listed equity in Japan, usually with a market capitalization of under ¥300bn. The Fund may also invest in medium sized and larger companies in order to enhance its liquidity. The Fund may also invest in depository receipts including ADRs and GDRs, debt securities convertible into common shares, preference shares and warrants.

Fund facts

Asset class Equity
Class A
Subscription method Cash
ISIN code LU0354059841
Bloomberg ticker IOFJSAU LX
Minimum initial investment USD1,000+
Minimum subsequent investment USD100
Inception date 26 Mar 2008
Base currency USD
Initial sales charge Max 5.0 %
Annual management fees 1.5 %
Benchmark index Russell /Nomura Mid-Small Cap Index
Morningstar rating *
31 Aug 2020

Footnote : + Subject to Distributor's terms and conditions.
* Rating should not be taken as a recommendation. © 2016 Morningstar. All rights reserved.

Investors should note that the net asset value of this Fund is likely to have a higher volatility due to its concentration of investment in a single and/or limited number of countries. Investment in the Fund involves a high degree of risk and is only appropriate for a person able and willing to take such a risk.

This document is issued by Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited (UEN: 199407631H). Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited is the appointed Singapore Representative and agent for service of process in Singapore. This advertisement has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

The Fund is a sub-fund of Eastspring Investments, an open-ended investment company with variable capital (Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable or SICAV) registered in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which qualifies as an Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (“UCITS”) under relevant EU legislation. The Management Company of the SICAV is Eastspring Investments (Luxembourg) S.A., Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

All transactions into the Fund should be based on the Singapore Prospectus and Product Highlights Sheet (“PHS”). Such documents, together with the articles of incorporation of the SICAV and the most recent financial reports, may be obtained free of charge from Eastspring Investments (Luxembourg) S.A., or at relevant Eastspring Investments business units/website and their distribution partners.

This document is solely for information and does not have any regard to the specific investment objectives, financial or tax situation and the particular needs of any specific person who may receive this document. This document is not intended as an offer, a solicitation of offer or a recommendation, to deal in shares of securities or any financial instruments.

Please refer to the offering documents for details on fees and charges, dealing and redemption, product features, risk factors and seek professional advice before making any investment decision. An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested. The value of shares in the Fund and the income accruing to the shares, if any, may fall or rise. Where an investment is denominated in a currency other than the base currency of the Fund, exchange rates may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of that investment. Investors should not make any investment decision solely based on this document. Investors may wish to seek advice from a financial adviser before purchasing shares of the Fund. In the event that an investor may choose not to seek advice from a financial adviser, the latter should consider carefully whether the Fund in question is suitable for him.

Past performance and the predictions, projections, or forecasts on the economy, securities markets or the economic trends of the markets are not necessarily indicative of the future or likely performance of Eastspring Investments or any of the funds managed by Eastspring Investments. There are limitations to the use of indices as proxies for the past performance in the respective asset classes/sector.

The Fund may use derivative instruments for efficient portfolio management and/or hedging purposes.

Distributions are not guaranteed and may fluctuate. Past distributions are not necessarily indicative of future trends, which may be lower. Distribution payouts and its frequency are determined by the Board of Directors, and can be made out of (a) income; or (b) net capital gains; or (c) capital of the Fund or a combination of any of (a) and/or (b) and/or (c). The payment of distributions should not be confused with the Fund’s performance, rate of return or yield. Any payment of distributions by the Fund may result in an immediate decrease in the net asset value per share.

The preceding paragraph is only applicable if the Fund intends to pay dividends / distributions. Eastspring Singapore is an ultimately wholly-owned subsidiary of Prudential plc of the United Kingdom. Eastspring Singapore and Prudential plc are not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America or with the Prudential Assurance Company, a subsidiary of M&G plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom.