Jupiter MM team bolsters Japanese equities exposure

Jupiter’s multi-manager team has bolstered its exposure to Japanese equities across three of its four Merlin portfolios.

John Chatfeild-Roberts
John Chatfeild-Roberts

The team, which is headed by John Chatfeild-Roberts, has raised its weighting to the traditionally unfancied sector across its £916m Balanced, £1.2 billion Growth and £593m Worldwide portfolio.

The Balanced fund, which derives its exposures solely through Jupiter’s own Japan Income fund, has seen its exposure raised from 1.1% in September to 4.9% in October.

The Growth fund has also seen its exposure to Japanese equities raised from 2.3% to 6.1%, while the Worldwide fund has seen its exposure raised from 3.7% to 9.2%. The Growth fund invests in both Jupiter Japan Income and Morant Wright Japan, the Worldwide fund also invests in Morant Wright Japan as well Jupiter Japan select. (article continues below)

Meera Patel, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown says: “Traditionally John Chatfeild-Roberts has been a cautious by nature but when he sees a compelling opportunity he does not hold back. The fact is the Japan is cheap and companies are performing so at some point it looks there will be a re-rating.”