JPMorgan Japan Smaller Companies Trust plc - Ordinary Shares - J.P. Morgan Asset Management
JPMorgan Japan Smaller Companies Trust plc


Targeting quality growth from small cap Japan

JPMorgan Japan Smaller Companies Trust plc aims to provide access to the innovative and fast growing smaller stocks that are at the core of the Japanese economy by using a stock selection process based on extensive experience and local knowledge of the market.



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  • Alan Clifton

  • Robert White

  • Deborah Guthrie

  • Yuuichiro Nakajima

  • Alexa Henderson

In their words (as of 31 Dec 2017)

The trust outperformed the benchmark index, with most of the positive contributions coming from stock selection. At the individual stock level, the largest positive contributions came from our overweight positions in RS Technologies (silicon wafer reclaim service) and Shoei (high-end helmets) on the back of their strong business momentum. Our overweight position in Harmonic Drive Systems (speed reducers for industrial robots), on the other hand, was the largest detractor as it suffered from profit-taking. At the sector level, not holding any stocks in the energy sector detracted from performance on the back of strong commodity prices.The outlook for the market remains broadly positive, supported by attractive valuations, improving corporate earnings growth, progress on corporate governance reform and better overall global economic activity.


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**Morningstar Analyst rating and FE Crown rating as at 01 February 2018.

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