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Matthews Japan Investor

MJFOX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 21.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.4%
  • Net Assets $1.46 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 36.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.26
$15.67
$26.26

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.93%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 25.42%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA $500

Fund Classification

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

Compare MJFOX to Popular Japan Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$65.29

-0.72%

$10.25 B

1.76%

$1.16

10.21%

-

$27.24

-0.84%

$5.32 B

-

-

12.75%

-

$26.22

-0.15%

$1.46 B

0.46%

$0.12

21.90%

-

$53.48

-1.16%

$1.46 B

-

$1.25

-0.56%

-

$19.79

-0.70%

$936.70 M

0.75%

$0.15

28.84%

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MJFOX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 21.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.51%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Matthews Japan Fund
  • 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 circumstances, 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.


MJFOX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 21.9% -6.7% 28.9% 8.89%
1 Yr 17.1% -10.5% 22.5% 8.89%
3 Yr 5.4%* -4.8% 10.1% 28.57%
5 Yr 9.4%* 0.7% 14.1% 23.53%
10 Yr 10.2%* 2.8% 13.4% 34.62%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.1% 4.7% 24.4% 79.07%
2018 -23.2% -32.8% -6.5% 86.49%
2017 28.1% 15.8% 46.8% 50.00%
2016 -0.7% -3.0% 303.1% 87.10%
2015 20.8% 1.7% 20.9% 7.14%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 21.9% -6.7% 28.9% 8.89%
1 Yr 17.1% -10.6% 22.5% 8.89%
3 Yr 5.4%* -4.8% 10.1% 25.71%
5 Yr 9.4%* 0.7% 14.1% 23.53%
10 Yr 10.2%* 2.8% 13.4% 34.62%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.1% 4.7% 24.4% 79.07%
2018 -20.1% -32.8% -6.5% 81.08%
2017 33.2% 15.8% 50.3% 15.63%
2016 0.4% -3.0% 11.7% 80.65%
2015 20.8% 1.7% 20.9% 7.14%

NAV & Total Return History


MJFOX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank
Net Assets 1.46 B 2.48 M 10.2 B 6.52%
Number of Holdings 51 26 1722 88.89%
Net Assets in Top 10 527 M 397 K 2.12 B 6.67%
Weighting of Top 10 36.54% 3.3% 58.0% 15.56%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Lasertec Corp 4.64%
  2. Lasertec Corp 4.64%
  3. Lasertec Corp 4.64%
  4. Lasertec Corp 4.64%
  5. Lasertec Corp 4.64%
  6. Lasertec Corp 4.64%
  7. Lasertec Corp 4.64%
  8. Lasertec Corp 4.64%
  9. Lasertec Corp 4.64%
  10. Lasertec Corp 4.64%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MJFOX % Rank
Stocks
96.53% 95.72% 100.00% 93.33%
Cash
3.47% 0.00% 4.28% 6.67%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33%
Other
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33%
Bonds
0.00% -2.20% 0.22% 35.56%

MJFOX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MJFOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.93% 0.09% 11.67% 48.89%
Management Fee 0.66% 0.09% 1.15% 47.83%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 15.38%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.08% 0.20% 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 25.42% 4.00% 127.00% 54.55%

MJFOX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 3.72% 65.22%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Semi-Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.51% -0.33% 2.98% 80.00%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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MJFOX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Taizo Ishida


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 29, 2006

14.1

14.1%

Taizo Ishida is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews. He manages the firm’s Asia Growth, Emerging Asia, and Japan Strategies. 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.

Shuntaro Takeuchi


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 22, 2019

1.78

1.8%

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
0.01 22.85 5.21 1.66
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