The investment objective of the Japanese Smaller Companies Fund is to seek long-term capital appreciation by investing at least two-thirds of its total assets in smaller Japanese companies. For this purpose, companies falling within the bottom 25% of their relevant market by way of market capitalisation are considered to be smaller companies. The Fund may invest in OTC markets. Such markets are geographically de-centralised and may be operated and regulated differently from other markets and accordingly may be subject to slightly more risks.


  • Positioned to benefit from a recovery in Japan’s economy and improving corporate governance to generate long-term capital appreciation
  • High-conviction strategy leveraging more than 40 years’ experience in Japanese equities
  • Invests in the smallest 25% of listed Japanese companies by market capitalisation, which the team believes are set to benefit most from a domestic recovery