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Sumi Trust launches Japanese Ucits funds

Tokyo_Kabuki-choJapan’s largest asset manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group (Sumi Trust), has launched three Ucits funds investing in Japanese equities. The Sakigake High Alpha - Japan Thematic Growth fund, which takes its name from a Japanese word that means “pioneer”, invests in large and mid-cap companies that are expected to benefit from structural changes in the Japanese economy. The FGS - Japan Strategic Growth fund invests in companies in the product and services market, such as the industrial and materials sectors. Each fund follows an underlying strategy that currently contains the equivalent of about $1 billion each. The firm has also launched a Ucits Japan Small Cap II fund, which is a sister product to an existing Japanese small-cap equity fund. “Quality Japanese companies that are able to generate consistent and mid to long-term growth have increasingly become a sought-after investment for global institutional clients, attracted by the strong performance of Japanese equities,” said Yukihiro Murota, managing director of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust International. ©2018 funds global asia

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