The Fund gains exposure to Japanese equities by investing substantially in the Nikko AM Japan Focus Fund (Underlying Fund). Nikko Asset Management Co. Limited, based in Tokyo, is the investment manager of the Underlying Fund.

Investment Objective

The Fund aims to achieve capital growth over the long-term, by exceeding the performance of the TOPIX Total Return Index (AUD) unhedged, over a full investment cycle.

Exposure to a Japanese portfolio of best ideas

The investment universe comprises around 3,500 Japanese listed companies, across all sectors.

High conviction, benchmark agnostic strategy

The Strategy aims to achieve capital growth over the long term by investing in a relatively concentrated portfolio of Japanese companies.

Experienced team

The Portfolio Manager of the Underlying Fund is supported by an experienced Japanese equity research team.

In-depth proprietary research

Research and long-term forecasting is conducted by the Japanese equity team using their proven and disciplined process.

Strategy characteristics

  • High conviction Japanese equity strategy
  • 30-50 stocks - weighted to reflect the alpha conviction of the Portfolio Manager in individual stocks
  • Benchmark and style agnostic
  • Analysis of long-term structural trends, focus on growth potential and shareholder returns
  • Risk management embedded in entire process
Inception Date September 2016
Benchmark TOPIX Total Return Index (AUD) unhedged
Management Cost 0.95% p.a.
Minimum initial investment* $20,000
Minimum additional investment* $1,000
Minimum monthly investment# $250 per month on a regular monthly basis
Distribution frequency^ Yearly

# For regular monthly savings plan, please complete the direct debit request inside the application booklet.
* Nikko Asset Management Australia Limited ABN 34 002 542 038 AFSL 229664, the Responsible Entity for the Fund, may accept lower amounts at any time at its discretion.
^ The Fund’s constitution provides for distributions to be paid yearly however due to the capital growth style of this Fund we expect yearly income distributions to be minimal or nil at times.

Fund total return figures are calculated using redemption prices, net of fees, assume the reinvestment of distributions and do not take into account taxation.

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Source: BNP Paribas.
Inception Date: September 2016
The value of an investment can rise and fall and past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investment in a fund is not guaranteed. The value of investments will fluctuate up and down with the assets of the fund.

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Japan Focus Strategy

Yuki Watanabe, Portfolio Manager





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