MJFOX: Matthews Japan Investor

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MJFOX Matthews Japan Investor


Profile

MJFOX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 10.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 10.2%
  • Net Assets $2.31 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 33.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.55
$19.15
$23.47

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.91%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 46.11%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Aug 01, 2016
  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA $500

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Japan Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 0.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.40%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Matthews Japan Fund Investor Class
  • Fund Family Name
    Matthews Asia Funds
  • Inception Date
    Dec 31, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Taizo Ishida

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in the common and preferred stocks of companies located in Japan. A company or other issuer is considered to be "located" in a country or a region, and a security or instrument is deemed to be an Asian (or specific country) security or instrument, if it has substantial ties to that country or region.


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Performance

MJFOX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.2% -1.6% 1.4% 60.61%
1 Yr 26.1% 6.9% 26.1% 6.06%
3 Yr 10.2%* -1.5% 13.8% 24.00%
5 Yr 10.2%* 0.3% 13.3% 31.58%
10 Yr 9.8%* -1.4% 13.2% 30.77%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.1% -13.1% 24.4% 84.85%
2018 -23.2% -32.8% -6.5% 82.14%
2017 28.1% 19.7% 46.8% 56.00%
2016 -0.7% -2.5% 11.7% 88.00%
2015 20.8% 3.3% 20.9% 10.53%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.2% -1.6% 1.4% 60.61%
1 Yr 26.1% 6.9% 26.1% 6.06%
3 Yr 10.2%* -1.5% 13.8% 24.00%
5 Yr 10.2%* 0.3% 13.3% 31.58%
10 Yr 9.8%* -1.4% 13.2% 38.46%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.1% -13.1% 24.4% 84.85%
2018 -20.1% -32.8% -6.5% 60.71%
2017 33.2% 19.7% 50.3% 20.00%
2016 0.4% -1.5% 11.7% 92.00%
2015 20.8% 3.3% 20.9% 10.53%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MJFOX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank
Net Assets 2.31 B 1.74 M 2.31 B 3.03%
Number of Holdings 56 28 1787 48.48%
Net Assets in Top 10 787 M 662 K 787 M 3.03%
Weighting of Top 10 33.81% 3.1% 52.3% 42.42%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Tokio Marine Holdings Inc 4.96%
  2. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp 4.02%
  3. Keyence Corp 3.88%
  4. Sony Corp 3.36%
  5. Nitori Holdings Co Ltd 3.26%
  6. Kao Corp 3.05%
  7. Terumo Corp 2.92%
  8. Net One Systems Co Ltd 2.85%
  9. Daikin Industries Ltd 2.82%
  10. ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corp 2.69%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MJFOX % Rank
Stocks
98.74% 93.67% 104.40% 36.36%
Cash
1.26% -4.40% 6.33% 63.64%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 21.21%
Other
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 21.21%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 21.21%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 21.21%

Expenses

MJFOX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MJFOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.91% 0.65% 15.26% 84.85%
Management Fee 0.66% 0.60% 1.15% 24.24%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 6.67%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.10% 0.25% 62.50%

Sales Fees

MJFOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MJFOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 2.00% 6.25%

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

MJFOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 46.11% 5.00% 135.00% 65.52%

Distributions

MJFOX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.95% 33.33%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.40% -0.33% 1.91% 69.70%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

MJFOX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Taizo Ishida


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 29, 2006

13.26

13.3%

Prior to joining Matthews in 2006, Taizo spent six years on the global and international teams at Wellington Management Company as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager. From 1997 to 2000, he was a Senior Securities Analyst and a member of the international investment team at USAA Investment Management Company. From 1990 to 1997, he was a Principal and Senior Research Analyst at Sanford Bernstein & Co. Taizo received a B.A. in Social Science from International Christian University and an M.A. in International Relations from The City College of New York. He is fluent in Japanese.

Shuntaro Takeuchi


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 22, 2019

0.94

0.9%

Shuntaro Takeuchi is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews. Prior to joining the firm in 2016 as a Senior Research Analyst, he was an Executive Director for Japan Equity Sales at UBS Securities LLC in New York. Beginning in 2003, he worked on both Japanese Equity and International Equity Sales at UBS Japan Securities, based in Tokyo, and held the position of Special Situations Analyst from 2006 to 2008, and Head of International Equity Sales from 2009 to 2013. Before that, he worked at Merrill Lynch Japan from 2001 to 2003, in U.S. Equity Sales. Shuntaro received a B.A. in Commerce and Management from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. He is fluent in Japanese.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.82 22.01 4.79 1.3