Prudential Japan Equity Index S3

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Portfolio data accurate as at:

Performance

Discrete performance - to latest available quarter end

31/03/19
to
31/03/20
31/03/20
to
31/03/21
31/03/21
to
31/03/22
31/03/22
to
31/03/23
31/03/23
to
31/03/24
Fund -3.3% 25.7% -3.2% 1.8% 22.4%
Benchmark -2.1% 26.3% -2.3% 1.9% 23.0%

Performance - to latest available quarter end

Quarter Annualised
1
2024
3 Years to
31/03/24
5 Years to
31/03/24
10 Years to
31/03/24
Fund 11.4% 6.5% 8.0% 9.8%
Benchmark 12.2% 7.0% 8.6% 10.2%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION 6.60
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED 3.22
SONY CORP 3.02
MITSUI & CO. 2.74
HITACHI 2.71
HONDA MOTOR CO. 2.34
MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE CO. 2.14
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP 2.06
FAST RETAILING CO. 1.94
ITOCHU CORPORATION 1.82
Total 28.59

Fund Aims

Objective: The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the M&G PP Japan Equity Index Fund – the underlying fund.

Underlying fund objective: The fund gains its exposure via the M&G (ACS) BlackRock Japan Equity fund. The underlying fund aims to be fully invested in the equity securities and equity related securities of companies that are constituents of the MSCI Japan Index.

Within the index-relative limits, the Investment Manager uses a structured and systematic, bottom up stock selection process to build a portfolio with similar risk-return characteristics as the index in order to meet the fund's investment objectives. In addition to the fund's objective, the Investment Manager aims to maximise the fund's ESG characteristics by overweighting its investments in securities which score well against the Investment Manager's ESG research framework and underweighting the securities which score less well.

Performance Objective: The fund aims to provide a total return (i.e. capital growth plus income), gross of the Ongoing Charges Figure, over any three year period.

Fund Manager

Richard O'Connor manager of the underlying fund for 18 years and 10 months

Photo of Richard O'Connor Richard O’Connor joined Prudential Group in July 2002 and is an index fund manager with responsibility for some 15 funds. He is also fund manager of the M&G Global Real Estate Securities Fund. He joined the business from Goldman Sachs where he worked as a consultant to the fixed income derivatives department. Prior to this, he was with Standard Corporate & Merchant Bank Asset Management (South Africa) in a research analyst role, which he held for more than three years. Richard graduated with an honours degree in investment management from Rand Afrikaans University and a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Natal.

Fund Overview

Daily price (23/05/2024) 338.80
Fund size (30/04/2024) £4.84m
Underlying Fund size £4.88m
Number of holdings 145
Annual Management Charge (AMC) Please refer to the "Fund Guide"
for your specific pension plan
Launch date 31/03/2004

Asset Allocation

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  International Equities 95.33%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.48%
  Property 0.41%
  Other Assets 2.78%

Commentary

Performance as at Q1 2024 - The Japanese stockmarket rallied fiercely in the first quarter of 2024 in local currency terms, with the Nikkei 225 breaching 40,000 for the first time. Returns to sterling-based investors, though, were dampened somewhat by the weakness of the yen. Within the market, technology shares made big gains on the back of a positive earnings season. Around the middle of March, the Bank of Japan ended its negative interest rate policy and raised interest rates – the first time there has been an increase since 2007. Officials set a policy rate range of between 0% and 0.1%, saying its 2% inflation target had come into sight, but pledged to continue buying Japanese government bonds and said financial conditions would remain accommodative. The move was widely expected and came after workers at some of Japan’s largest companies secured their biggest pay rise for many years.

Source: M&G

Important Information

Because of changes in exchange rates the value of your investment, as well as any money you take from it, can go down as well as up.

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

Source of portfolio data: Broadridge. Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. We can’t predict the future. Past performance isn’t a guide to future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund, after allowing for the impact of fund charges and further costs, but take no account of any Annual Management Charge paid for by the deduction of units. Charges and further costs may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now. Fund performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with gross income reinvested. The value of your investment can go down as well as up so you might get back less than you put in.

This factsheet is intended for the trustees, sponsors, advisers and members of occupational pension schemes using Prudential group pension contracts and Prudential grouped personal pensions and Stakeholder pension contracts. Its purpose is to provide an insight into how investment markets and funds have performed over the period and is provided for information only. If you are not familiar with any of the investment terminology included, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their scheme documentation (e.g. Fund Guide) for fund availability, investment strategy, any scheme information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Portfolio data accurate as at:

Asset Allocation

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  International Equities 95.33%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.48%
  Property 0.41%
  Other Assets 2.78%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Industrials 24.09% - - -
 
Industrial Goods & Services - 22.48% - -
 
General Industrials - - 6.56% -
 
Diversified Industrials - - - 6.31%
 
Glass - - - 0.20%
 
Paints & Coatings - - - 0.05%
 
Industrial Engineering - - 5.25% -
 
Machinery: Industrial - - - 2.23%
 
Machinery: Construction & Handling - - - 1.53%
 
Machinery: Agricultural - - - 1.50%
 
Industrial Support Services - - 4.85% -
 
Industrial Suppliers - - - 2.74%
 
Business Training & Employment Agencies - - - 0.98%
 
Forms & Bulk Printing Services - - - 0.77%
 
Security Services - - - 0.36%
 
Electronic & Electrical Equipment - - 3.15% -
 
Electronic Equipment: Gauges & Meters - - - 1.84%
 
Electrical Components - - - 1.32%
 
Industrial Transportation - - 2.67% -
 
Marine Transportation - - - 1.44%
 
Railroads - - - 0.50%
 
Delivery Services - - - 0.39%
 
Transportation Services - - - 0.35%
 
Construction & Materials - 1.61% - -
 
Construction & Materials - - 1.61% -
 
Building: Climate Control - - - 0.87%
 
Construction - - - 0.57%
 
Building Materials: Other - - - 0.17%
 
Consumer Discretionary 21.12% - - -
 
Automobiles & Parts - 11.05% - -
 
Automobiles & Parts - - 11.05% -
 
Automobiles - - - 9.25%
 
Auto Parts - - - 1.80%
 
Consumer Products & Services - 6.28% - -
 
Leisure Goods - - 4.76% -
 
Consumer Electronics - - - 3.33%
 
Electronic Entertainment - - - 0.78%
 
Recreational Products - - - 0.65%
 
Household Goods & Home Construction - - 1.52% -
 
Home Construction - - - 1.52%
 
Retail - 1.94% - -
 
Retailers - - 1.94% -
 
Apparel Retailers - - - 1.94%
 
Travel & Leisure - 1.56% - -
 
Travel & Leisure - - 1.56% -
 
Recreational Services - - - 0.94%
 
Airlines - - - 0.61%
 
Restaurants & Bars - - - 0.01%
 
Media - 0.31% - -
 
Media - - 0.31% -
 
Media Agencies - - - 0.31%
 
Technology 13.41% - - -
 
Technology - 13.41% - -
 
Technology Hardware & Equipment - - 9.83% -
 
Production Technology Equipment - - - 4.55%
 
Electronic Components - - - 2.33%
 
Electronic Office Equipment - - - 1.66%
 
Semiconductors - - - 1.07%
 
Computer Hardware - - - 0.22%
 
Software & Computer Services - - 3.58% -
 
Computer Services - - - 2.30%
 
Consumer Digital Services - - - 1.24%
 
Software - - - 0.04%
 
Financials 13.13% - - -
 
Banks - 7.22% - -
 
Banks - - 7.22% -
 
Banks - - - 7.22%
 
Insurance - 3.83% - -
 
Non-life Insurance - - 2.43% -
 
Property & Casualty Insurance - - - 2.43%
 
Life Insurance - - 1.40% -
 
Life Insurance - - - 1.40%
 
Financial Services - 2.08% - -
 
Investment Banking & Brokerage Services - - 2.08% -
 
Investment Services - - - 1.44%
 
Diversified Financial Services - - - 0.64%
 
Health Care 6.96% - - -
 
Health Care - 6.96% - -
 
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology - - 4.61% -
 
Pharmaceuticals - - - 4.61%
 
Medical Equipment & Services - - 2.35% -
 
Medical Equipment - - - 1.36%
 
Medical Supplies - - - 1.00%
 
Consumer Staples 5.23% - - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - 2.76% - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - - 2.76% -
 
Food Retailers & Wholesalers - - - 1.43%
 
Personal Products - - - 1.34%
 
Food, Beverage & Tobacco - 2.46% - -
 
Food Producers - - 1.25% -
 
Food Products - - - 1.25%
 
Beverages - - 1.22% -
 
Brewers - - - 0.91%
 
Soft Drinks - - - 0.31%
 
Telecommunications 3.92% - - -
 
Telecommunications - 3.92% - -
 
Telecommunications Service Providers - - 3.92% -
 
Telecommunications Services - - - 3.92%
 
Basic Materials 3.80% - - -
 
Chemicals - 3.43% - -
 
Chemicals - - 3.43% -
 
Chemicals: Diversified - - - 1.91%
 
Specialty Chemicals - - - 0.81%
 
Chemicals & Synthetic Fibers - - - 0.72%
 
Basic Resources - 0.37% - -
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 0.37% -
 
Nonferrous Metals - - - 0.27%
 
Iron & Steel - - - 0.10%
 
Non-Classified 2.78% - - -
 
Non-Classified - 0.05% - -
 
Non-Classified - - 0.05% -
 
Non-Classified - - - 0.05%
 
Real Estate 2.19% - - -
 
Real Estate - 2.19% - -
 
Real Estate Investment & Services - - 1.57% -
 
Real Estate Holding and Development - - - 1.57%
 
Real Estate Investment Trusts - - 0.62% -
 
Diversified REITs - - - 0.31%
 
Office REITs - - - 0.21%
 
Retail REITs - - - 0.10%
 
Cash and Equivalents 1.48% - - -
 
Utilities 1.08% - - -
 
Utilities - 1.08% - -
 
Gas, Water & Multi-utilities - - 1.08% -
 
Gas Distribution - - - 1.08%
 
Energy 0.81% - - -
 
Energy - 0.81% - -
 
Non-Renewable Energy - - 0.81% -
 
Oil: Crude Producers - - - 0.48%
 
Oil Refining and Marketing - - - 0.33%

Regional Allocation

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  Japan 95.33%
  Non-Classified 2.78%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.48%
  Property 0.41%

Regional Breakdown

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Region Country
 
Japan 95.33% -
 
Japan - 95.33%
 
Non-Classified 2.78% -
 
Cash and Equivalents 1.48% -
 
Property 0.41% -

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Mega
 
 
58.28%
Large
 
 
31.68%
Medium
 
 
4.85%
Non-Classified
 
 
3.71%
Cash
 
 
1.48%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION 6.60% Automobiles & Parts Japan
2 TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED 3.22% Technology Hardware & Equipment Japan
3 SONY CORP 3.02% Leisure Goods Japan
4 MITSUI & CO. 2.74% Industrial Support Services Japan
5 HITACHI 2.71% General Industrials Japan
6 HONDA MOTOR CO. 2.34% Automobiles & Parts Japan
7 MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE CO. 2.14% Banks Japan
8 MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP 2.06% Banks Japan
9 FAST RETAILING CO. 1.94% Retailers Japan
10 ITOCHU CORPORATION 1.82% General Industrials Japan

Dual Aspect Equity Analysis

UK Equities Int'l Equities UK Bonds Int'l Bonds UK Gilts Property Other Cash & Equiv Total
Technology - 13.41% - - - - - - 13.41%
Telecommunications - 3.92% - - - - - - 3.92%
Financials - 13.13% - - - - - - 13.13%
Real Estate - 1.78% - - - 0.41% - - 2.19%
Consumer Discretionary - 21.12% - - - - - - 21.12%
Consumer Staples - 5.23% - - - - - - 5.23%
Energy - 0.81% - - - - - - 0.81%
Utilities - 1.08% - - - - - - 1.08%
Health Care - 6.96% - - - - - - 6.96%
Industrials - 24.09% - - - - - - 24.09%
Basic Materials - 3.80% - - - - - - 3.80%
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - 1.48% 1.48%
Non-Classified - - - - - - 2.78% - 2.78%

Important Information

Because of changes in exchange rates the value of your investment, as well as any money you take from it, can go down as well as up.

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

The Industry Classification Benchmark is a product of FTSE International Limited and has been licensed for use.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Identification Codes

Sedol Code 3424801
Mex Code PUPUSH
Isin Code GB0034248012
Citi Code P541

Fund Charges

Annual Management Charge (AMC) Please refer to the "Fund Guide"
for your specific pension plan

Aims and Benchmark

Aims Objective: The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the M&G PP Japan Equity Index Fund – the underlying fund. Underlying fund objective: The fund gains its exposure via the M&G (ACS) BlackRock Japan Equity fund. The underlying fund aims to be fully invested in the equity securities and equity related securities of companies that are constituents of the MSCI Japan Index. Within the index-relative limits, the Investment Manager uses a structured and systematic, bottom up stock selection process to build a portfolio with similar risk-return characteristics as the index in order to meet the fund's investment objectives. In addition to the fund's objective, the Investment Manager aims to maximise the fund's ESG characteristics by overweighting its investments in securities which score well against the Investment Manager's ESG research framework and underweighting the securities which score less well. Performance Objective: The fund aims to provide a total return (i.e. capital growth plus income), gross of the Ongoing Charges Figure, over any three year period.
Benchmark FTSE Japan Index
Sector ABI Japan Equities

Important Information

Because of changes in exchange rates the value of your investment, as well as any money you take from it, can go down as well as up.

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

Charges and further costs may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

These risk ratings have been developed by Prudential to help provide an indication of a fund’s potential level of risk and reward based on the type of assets which may be held by the fund. Other companies may use different descriptions and as such these risk ratings should not be considered as generic across the fund management industry.

We regularly review our fund risk ratings, so they may change in the future. If, in our view, there is a material change in the fund's level of risk, for example due to a significant change to the assets held by the fund or in the way the fund is managed, we will provide information on the new risk rating. We recommend that you make sure you understand the risk rating of any fund before you invest.

You should also consider discussing your decision and the appropriateness of a fund's risk rating with an adviser.

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Important Information

This factsheet is intended for the trustees, sponsors, advisers and members of occupational pension schemes using Prudential group pension contracts and Prudential grouped personal pensions and Stakeholder pension contracts. Its purpose is to provide an insight into how investment markets and funds have performed over the period and is provided for information only. If you are not familiar with any of the investment terminology included, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their scheme documentation (e.g. Fund Guide) for fund availability, investment strategy, any scheme information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Important Information

Because of changes in exchange rates the value of your investment, as well as any money you take from it, can go down as well as up.

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. We can’t predict the future. Past performance isn’t a guide to future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund, after allowing for the impact of fund charges and further costs, but take no account of any Annual Management Charge paid for by the deduction of units. Charges and further costs may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now. Fund performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with gross income reinvested. The value of your investment can go down as well as up so you might get back less than you put in.

This factsheet is intended for the trustees, sponsors, advisers and members of occupational pension schemes using Prudential group pension contracts and Prudential grouped personal pensions and Stakeholder pension contracts. Its purpose is to provide an insight into how investment markets and funds have performed over the period and is provided for information only. If you are not familiar with any of the investment terminology included, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their scheme documentation (e.g. Fund Guide) for fund availability, investment strategy, any scheme information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

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