Data as of 20/10/2017

Risk level



Recommended investment horizon : > 10 years

average annual performance since launch

17,05 %

Performance as at 20/10/2017

2014 16,66 %
2015 20,63 %
2016 3,39 %
Since 01/01/2017 15,67 %
Over the last 12 months 20,90 %
Over 3 years 64,32 %
Since launch 170,36 %
Asset breakdown
Equities 95,56 %
Cash 4,44 %
Breakdown by currency
JPY 83,76 %
EUR 9,65 %
USD 3,37 %
CHF 3,22 %
Breakdown by region / by countries
Japan 95,56 %
Main positions
SECOM Co Ltd 3,24 %
Seven + I Holdings Co Ltd 3,07 %
Bridgestone Corp 2,81 %
KOSE Corp 2,78 %
Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd 2,61 %

Investment objective and policy

BL-Equities Japan invests in Japanese equities with no restriction with regard to market capitalization. The investment philosophy of the fund is based on the principles of "business-like investing". This approach implies that the fund manager considers every investment like a stake in a business with a long-term investment horizon. This means that he is on the look-out for quality companies with a tangible competitive advantage that results in high levels of profitability and strong potential for free cash flow generation. Such investments are likely to create long-term value for shareholders. Great importance is also attached to company valuation. The fund only invests in a company when its share price provides a safety margin compared to its intrinsic value. The structure of this fund is not linked to a benchmark index, but results from the addition of individual investment opportunities. The fund aims to achieve long term capital gains.

Management report - 2nd Quarter 2017

After the consolidation phase in the first three months of the year, the Japanese market returned to growth in the second quarter. Japanese equities benefited particularly from a favourable earnings reporting season and the weakness of the yen. Investors continued to prefer 'growth' to 'value' stocks. In this context, the manager took advantage of capital inflows to increase the 'value'-type segment. The fund opened positions in industrial companies Fujitec and Toshiba Plant Systems and Services, and chemicals company Daicel. Other purchases included housebuilder Sumitomo Forestry and Fujifilm Holdings, a diversified company offering IT and medical solutions. A position was also opened in Zojirushi, which specialises in household appliances and is one of the world's biggest manufacturers of rice cookers. All these companies offer significant valuation discounts while presenting sound balance sheets and attractive dividends. The chemicals company JSR was sold for valuation reasons.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (20/10/2017) 19 304,00 JPY
NAV class A capitalisation shares (20/10/2017) 21 990,00 JPY
Latest dividend 231,04 JPY
Date of last dividend payment  01/02/2017
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 13632297
Internal distribution code : 13772767
ISIN capitalisation code : LU0578148453
ISIN distribution code : LU0578147992
WKN distribution code : A1H54Y
Net assets (million) 42 136,98 JPY
Launch date 28/06/2011

European tax regime


Belgian tax regime

27% on dividends (distribution shares)

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