Fact sheet: JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small & Mid Cap

Rated Fund Information
Rated Funds Group
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ASIA EQUITIES
Sector
FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan
Fund type
OEIC
Primary aim
GROWTH
Why Money Observer Rates JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small & Mid Cap

Rated Fund 2016-2017. Local approach keeps turnover low

Small and medium-sized companies have greater growth potential in any market and the Asia market is no exception. But they can be higher risk.

This is why Cho-Yu Kooi, manager of this fund, who is based in Singapore, believes in taking a thorough, predominantly company-based approach. For Kooi, detailed analysis and regular interaction with company management is vital.

This gives her the conviction to take a long-term investment view, so the fund's turnover is low. The fund generally invests in companies with a market capitalisation of less than $4 billion (£3 billion).

Kooi and her team focus on companies with sustainable, long-term growth prospects or firms with the potential to acquire these characteristics. However, they also pay close attention to the trading liquidity of the stocks.

Smaller and medium-sized companies tend to be less-researched than larger companies, which can lead to pricing inefficiencies. These are a general feature of Asian stock markets, and this is where the team focuses its investment resources.

They expect about 70 per cent of total value-added to come from fundamental stock selection. However, Asian markets are frequently driven by macroeconomic and political factors rather than stock-specific considerations.

So Kooi aims to blend her growth stock focus with sector exposures based on her view of the economic situation. Around 30 per cent of value-added in the fund is expected to come from these top-down views.

3 Year Performance
Fund Performance23.8%
Average of Rated Funds Group47.1%
Sector Performance26.2%
Fund information
Fund name
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap A GBP
Fund manager company
JO Hambro Capital Management
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Samir Mehtasince 30/06/2015
  • Cho Yu Kooisince 29/09/2011
Accolades
Fund objective
To generate long-term capital growth through active management of a portfolio of Asian (excluding Japanese) equities (stocks with a market capitalisation of typically less than USD4 billion).
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Small Cap
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-3.4%
1 Year rank in sector
178/182
Sector
FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
1.38%
Fund size
£35m (£53m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
110
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Morg Stnly Asia Opp65.9%
Baring Asia Growth47.7%
Wellington AsianOpp47.5%
Mirae Asset AsiaGreatCoEq45.9%
UBS (L)KSSIC-AsnEqs$43.7%
...more in FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Taiwan32.6%
    China23.1%
    Indonesia10.2%
    Korea8.6%
    Hong Kong6.7%
  • Information Technology25.9%
    Consumer Discretionary18.8%
    Industrials16.1%
    Consumer Staples13.9%
    Materials11.5%
  • Taiwanese Equities32.6%
    Chinese Equities23.1%
    Indonesian Equities10.2%
    South Korean Equities8.6%
    Hong Kong Equities6.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-5.2%-8.3%-6.5%-3.4%23.8%47.3%
Sector-3.3%1.9%9.1%22.2%26.2%36.7%
Rank within sector170 / 185184 / 184184 / 184178 / 18297 / 16149 / 138
Quartile4th4th4th4th3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20182017201620152014
Fund-5.6%8.4%11.4%15.6%20.5%
Sector0.5%31.6%6.4%-6.8%5.5%
Rank within sector183 / 185176 / 18135 / 1661 / 1599 / 152
Quartile4th4th1st1st1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
3.58
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.52
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.37
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
13.12
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
12.7
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
-0.11
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.26
Price movement
52 week high2.28
52 week low2.02
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price2.07
Region
1Taiwan32.6%
2China23.1%
3Indonesia10.2%
4Korea8.6%
5Hong Kong6.7%
6Thailand6.6%
7Singapore6%
8India3.4%
9Malaysia2.6%
Industry sector
1Information Technology25.9%
2Consumer Discretionary18.8%
3Industrials16.1%
4Consumer Staples13.9%
5Materials11.5%
6Financials7.5%
7Energy3.3%
8Telecommunications1.6%
9Health Care1.2%
Asset type
1Taiwanese Equities32.6%
2Chinese Equities23.1%
3Indonesian Equities10.2%
4South Korean Equities8.6%
5Hong Kong Equities6.7%
6Thai Equities6.6%
7Singapore Equities6%
8Indian Equities3.4%
9Malaysian Equities2.6%
Individual holdings
1SUNNY OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP3.3%
2BAOZUN INC2.4%
3SEMBCORP MARINE2.3%
4SUMBER ALFARIA TRIJAYA TBK2.3%
5TISCO FINANCIAL GROUP PUBLIC CO LTD2.2%
6BIZLINK HOLDING INC2%
7PARADE TECHNOLOGIES LTD2%
8ARWANA CITRAMULIA1.9%
9NIPPON INDOSARI CORPINDO1.9%
Management
Fund manager group
JO Hambro Capital Management
Fund manager company
JO Hambro Capital Management
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
To generate long-term capital growth through active management of a portfolio of Asian (excluding Japanese) equities (stocks with a market capitalisation of typically less than USD4 billion).
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Small Cap
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Samir Mehta30/06/2015Prior to joining JOHCM, he was a Partner and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at a firm specialising in Asian equities – Silver Metis Capital Management Pte Ltd. Samir was previously at Lloyd George Management where he worked as CIO. Prior to joining LGM, he worked at Peregrine Securities and ANZ Grindlays Bank for close to eight years as an Analyst specialising in India. Samir is a CFA Charterholder and holds a BCom from Bombay University.
Cho Yu Kooi29/09/2011Cho-Yu is Senior Fund Manager of the JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap Strategy. Prior to joining JOHCM, Cho-Yu was a Portfolio Manager at Silver Metis Capital Management Pte Ltd. She previously worked at Lloyd George Management from 2001 to 2008 as a Portfolio Manager, where she managed the Lloyd George Asian Smaller Companies Fund, the Siam Recovery Fund and several institutional accounts valued at over US$1bn at the peak. She also worked at UBS and DBS Asset Management for approximately eight years. Cho-Yu is a CFA Charterholder and graduated from the London School of Economics with first class BSc (Hons) in Economics.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, IA Recognised, Offshore, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap A EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.38%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.035
CurrencyEUR
Price updated20/02/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeB00V
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap A EUR GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.38%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.54
CurrencyGBP
Price updated18/06/2015
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKRUB
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap A GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.38%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.066
CurrencyGBP
Price updated20/02/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeB00W
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap A USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.38%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.911
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeB00U
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap A USD GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.38%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.176
CurrencyGBP
Price updated18/06/2015
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKRUA
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap B EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.94%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.94%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.002
CurrencyEUR
Price updated20/02/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeB00X
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap B EUR GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.94%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.94%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.523
CurrencyGBP
Price updated18/06/2015
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKRTZ
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap B GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.97%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.007
CurrencyGBP
Price updated20/02/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeB00Y
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap B USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.832
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/02/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeB00Z
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap B USD GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.136
CurrencyGBP
Price updated18/06/2015
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKRUC
JOHCM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap Z Dis GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.22%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.55
CurrencyGBP
Price updated20/02/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJGDS
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