The Fund's objective is to generate income alongside capital gains. The investment objective will be achieved by investing primarily in a concentrated portfolio of equities of companies listed or traded on Recognised Exchanges in Japan which have their registered office or conduct a predominant part of their economic activity in Japan and are seen as undervalued with strong balance sheets and sound business franchises but also can offer a return to shareholders through either dividend yields or share buybacks.
The Fund will not follow any particular sectoral focus or market capitalisation. The Investment Manager selects equities through research using fundamental, bottom-up stock selection techniques. The Fund is actively managed, which means that the Investment Manager has discretion over the composition of the Fund's portfolio, subject to the Fund's stated investment objective and policy. Accordingly, although the performance fee of the Class is calculated in reference to the Benchmark (as defined in the Prospectus), the Investment Manager will select the Fund's investments based entirely on its stock selection techniques, irrespective of whether such stocks are components of the Benchmark.