Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust PLC


Fund objective

To achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in listed Japanese companies which are believed by the Investment Manager to have above average prospects for growth.


Morningstar rating:
2 out of 5

Japan specialists investing in exceptional companies

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Key people

Chern Yeh Kwok

Chern-Yeh Kwok

Head of Investment Management

Chern-Yeh Kwok is head of Japanese equities having transferred from the Singapore team in January 2011. Chern-Yeh joined Aberdeen in 2005 from MSCI Barra where he was an equity research analyst.

Chern-Yeh graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri- Columbia and holds an MSc in Finance from the London Business School.

Flavia Cheong

Flavia Cheong

Investment Manager

Flavia Cheong is Head of Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity on the Asian Equities team, where, as well as sharing responsibility for company research, she oversees regional portfolio construction. Before joining Aberdeen in 1996, she was an economist with the Investment Company of the People’s Republic of China, and earlier with the Development Bank of Singapore. Flavia graduated with a BA in Economics and an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Auckland. She is a CFA charterholder.

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  • Chern-Yeh Kwok

    Head of Investment Management

    Chern-Yeh Kwok is head of Japanese equities having transferred from the Singapore team in January 2011. Chern-Yeh joined Aberdeen in 2005 from MSCI Barra where he was an equity research analyst.

    Chern-Yeh graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri- Columbia and holds an MSc in Finance from the London Business School.

  • Flavia Cheong

    Investment Manager

    Flavia Cheong is Head of Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity on the Asian Equities team, where, as well as sharing responsibility for company research, she oversees regional portfolio construction. Before joining Aberdeen in 1996, she was an economist with the Investment Company of the People’s Republic of China, and earlier with the Development Bank of Singapore. Flavia graduated with a BA in Economics and an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Auckland. She is a CFA charterholder.

    CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute

Karen Brade

Karen Brade

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Karen Brade was appointed a director on 1 May 2013 and assumed the Chair in July 2018. She has over 20 years of investment experience in a range of sectors and markets. She began her career at Citibank, working on various multi-national project finance transactions. She was an investment principal at the Commonwealth Development Corporation (later Actis), a leading emerging markets private equity firm, where she directed equity and debt investing, portfolio management, fund raising and investor development including India, South Asia and China. Since 2005 she has been an adviser to hedge funds, family offices and private equity houses. She is Chair of Keystone Investment Trust PLC and a non-executive director of Augmentum Fintech plc and Crown Place VCT.
claire boyle

Claire Boyle

Non Executive Director

Claire Boyle was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 February 2019. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in 1993 and has over 13 years' experience working in equity investment management running portfolios over a wide range of sectors for international corporate, Government, State and retail clients, including unit and investment trusts. She was a Partner at Oxburgh Partners LLP with responsibility for their European Equity Hedge Fund. Prior to that she was a European Equity Fund Manager at American Express Asset Management, where her role included both portfolio management and business development. She started her investment career with Robert Fleming Investment Management.
Kevin Pakenham

Kevin Pakenham

Independent Non-Executive Director

Kevin Pakenham was appointed a director on 1 August 2007. He had a long career in banking and asset management and has held senior management positions in the global asset management industry over many years. He co-founded and is currently a director of Pakenham Partners, which provides corporate finance advice to the asset management industry. He is a former managing director of Jefferies International and CEO of John Govett & Co, including under its ownership by Allied Irish Banks and managing director of F&C Management.
Sir David Warren

Sir David Warren

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sir David Warren was appointed on 1 December 2015. He had a career in the British Diplomatic Service of over 35 years concentrating on East Asia following his initial Japanese language training, including three postings to Tokyo, and culminating in four and a half years as British Ambassador to Japan from 2008 to 2012. He is an Associate Fellow of the Asia Programme of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
  • Karen Brade

    Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

    Karen Brade was appointed a director on 1 May 2013 and assumed the Chair in July 2018. She has over 20 years of investment experience in a range of sectors and markets. She began her career at Citibank, working on various multi-national project finance transactions. She was an investment principal at the Commonwealth Development Corporation (later Actis), a leading emerging markets private equity firm, where she directed equity and debt investing, portfolio management, fund raising and investor development including India, South Asia and China. Since 2005 she has been an adviser to hedge funds, family offices and private equity houses. She is Chair of Keystone Investment Trust PLC and a non-executive director of Augmentum Fintech plc and Crown Place VCT.
  • Claire Boyle

    Non Executive Director

    Claire Boyle was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 February 2019. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in 1993 and has over 13 years' experience working in equity investment management running portfolios over a wide range of sectors for international corporate, Government, State and retail clients, including unit and investment trusts. She was a Partner at Oxburgh Partners LLP with responsibility for their European Equity Hedge Fund. Prior to that she was a European Equity Fund Manager at American Express Asset Management, where her role included both portfolio management and business development. She started her investment career with Robert Fleming Investment Management.
  • Kevin Pakenham

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Kevin Pakenham was appointed a director on 1 August 2007. He had a long career in banking and asset management and has held senior management positions in the global asset management industry over many years. He co-founded and is currently a director of Pakenham Partners, which provides corporate finance advice to the asset management industry. He is a former managing director of Jefferies International and CEO of John Govett & Co, including under its ownership by Allied Irish Banks and managing director of F&C Management.
  • Sir David Warren

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Sir David Warren was appointed on 1 December 2015. He had a career in the British Diplomatic Service of over 35 years concentrating on East Asia following his initial Japanese language training, including three postings to Tokyo, and culminating in four and a half years as British Ambassador to Japan from 2008 to 2012. He is an Associate Fellow of the Asia Programme of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

 

Financial calendar

Year End 31 March
Accounts Published June
Annual General Meeting July
Dividend Paid July

Trust details

Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust PLC

Registered Office:
Bow Bells House
One Bread Street
London
EC4M 9HH

Registered in England and Wales as an Investment Company Number 03582911

Launch Date: October 1998

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