Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc

"I seek to take advantage of local knowledge to provide access to areas of the Japanese market with the greatest potential for added value."

Masaki Taketsume
Manager of the Schroder Japan Growth Fund

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The Company currently conducts its affairs so that its shares can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA's rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The Company's shares are excluded from the FCA's restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.

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Board of Directors

Dr Philip Kay

Dr Philip Kay has over 40 years' experience in the Japanese investment market. He is a former Director of Fidelity Japan Trust plc and of Schroder Securities Limited and of Smith New Court plc. He is currently Chair Designate of Hansard Global plc, a London listed financial services business.

He is also a Director of CQS Asian Macro Fund, Akamatsu Bonsai Fund and The Raynar Investment Trust plc.

Helen Coles

Ms Helena Coles has over 30 years' experience in emerging markets and Asian equity investment, which includes co-founding a specialist investment boutique, Rexiter Capital Management, part-owned by State Street Global Advisors. She has held roles with Fidelity International and the Bank of England. Helena is currently a non-executive Director of Shaftesbury plc and of JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc and an Independent Investment Advisor to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.


Anja Balfour


Mrs Balfour spent over 22 years managing equity portfolios for Stewart Ivory, Baillie Gifford and Axa Framlington. She is non-executive chairman and director of BMO Global Smaller Companies PLC, and non-executive director of AVI Global Trust plc and Scottish Friendly Assurance, where she chairs the Investment Committee. She formerly chaired the audit committee of Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust plc and served as a Trustee of Venture Scotland.


Alan Gibbs

Mr Gibbs worked for the Fleming Group, after which he helped set up and run two Far Eastern brokerages before joining J.O. Hambro (latterly Waverton). Mr Gibbs is now Chairman of the Burdett Trust and an independent non-executive director of the M&G Charibond Charities Fixed Interest Common Investment Fund and a member of the Advisory Committee of the M&G Equities Investment Fund for Charities.






Belinda Richards

Mrs Richards is a former senior partner at Deloitte LLP. She is currently a non-executive director and the chair of the audit and risk committee of Avast plc and a non-executive director of The Monks Investment Trust plc and Phoenix Group Holdings plc. Mrs Richards is a former director of Aviva UK Life and Pensions, Balfour Beatty plc, Grainger plc, Jupiter Fund Management plc, Friends Life Group plc and Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC.




Angus Macpherson

Mr Macpherson’s experience spans 30 years of working in corporate finance and capital markets, with Noble, Merril Lynch and Lazard in London, Asia, New York and Edinburgh. He is currently the non-executive chairman of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust plc and the non-executive chairman of Henderson Diversified Income plc. Mr Macpherson is a former director of JP Morgan Elect Plc. In addition, he is a trustee of the Scottish Policy Foundation and a director of Noble & Company (UK) Limited.

What are the risks?

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

The Company invests in smaller companies that may be less liquid than in larger companies and price swings may therefore be greater than investment companies that invest in larger companies.

The Company will invest solely in the companies of one country or region. This can carry more risk than investments spread over a number of countries or regions.

The Company holds investments denominated in currencies other than sterling, investors should note that exchange rates may cause the value of these investments, and the income from them, to rise or fall.

The Company may borrow money to invest in further investments, this is known as gearing. Gearing will increase returns if the value of the investments purchased increase in value by more than the cost of borrowing, or reduce returns if they fail to do so.

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