£95.4m market cap
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Atlantis Japan Growth Fund (AJGF) aims to achieve long-term capital growth through investing wholly or mainly in listed Japanese equities. Currently all investments are in Japanese equities and there is a bias to smaller and medium-sized companies.
Atlantis Japan Growth Fund (AJG) is advised by Atlantis Investment Research Corporation (AIRC). Lead portfolio adviser Taeko Setaishi aims to generate long-term capital growth from a portfolio of primarily smaller-capitalisation Japanese equities. AIRC’s philosophy is that over the long term, a company’s share price performance is driven by its earnings growth, especially for smaller companies. Setaishi notes that Japanese equities have experienced negative investor fund flows in 2018, which has had a large impact on the Japanese stock market. However, while overall economic growth in the country remains modest, the adviser is continuing to find companies with attractive fundamentals that are trading on reasonable valuations, particularly in small and mid-caps. While recent performance has been more challenging, AJG has outperformed its benchmark TOPIX index over the last one, three, five and 10 years.