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.

Note: You should not make investment decisions based solely on marketing materials. You should read the Prospectus and the Product Highlights Sheet of the Fund for more details of the investment risks and seek independent professional advice where appropriate.


  • 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