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Fidelity Japanese Values Plc

Fidelity Japanese Values Plc

Sector: Unit Investment Trusts, Face-Amount Certificate Offices, and Closed-End Management Investment Offices Region: United Kingdom


: | London Stock Exchange: FJV


Fidelity Japanese Values Plc is a closed-end investment fund and investment trust. It invests principally in the equity securities of quoted technology companies with the aim of achieving long-term capital growth. It focuses predominantly on medium-sized and smaller Japanese companies. The company was founded on January 7, 1994 and is headquartered in Tadworth, the United Kingdom.

Executives

David Robins, Chairman
(date of appointment 1 February 2011; date of appointment as Chairman 10 May 2012) Is Chairman of Oriel Securities Limited, the privately owned corporate and institutional stockbroking and advisory firm and of Henderson Asian Growth Trust plc. In addition he is Chairman of the Governors of Eltham College and Chairman of the Hackney Empire Limited. Previously, David was Chairman and Chief Executive of ING Barings following a number of years with UBS, most recently as Executive Vice President Europe and Chief Operating Officer Region Europe having spent several years in Switzerland, New York and Japan. Prior to this he was, in succession, a Japanese Economist at the Bank of England, an Executive in the Japanese department of James Capel and then Far Eastern Economist and subsequently Chief International Economist at Philips and Drew. David began his career with the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney.
Simon Fraser, Board Member
(date of appointment: 11 May 2000) Spent 27 years at Fidelity but retired from his executive responsibilities at the end of 2008. He started his career at Fidelity in 1981 as an analyst and spent a number of years in Japan, most recently as Chief Investment Officer for the Asia/Pacific region. He returned to the UK in 1999 to take up the position of Chief Investment Officer for Fidelity Worldwide Investment, a position he held until 2005. He was the Portfolio Manager for Fidelity Japanese Values PLC from its launch in 1994 until August 1997. He is Chairman Designate of Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust plc. He is also a director of Barclays PLC, Barclays Bank PLC, Merchants Investment Trust plc and Fidelity European Values PLC.
David Miller OBE, Board Member
(date of appointment: 29 October 2004) Is a director of FBG Investment Limited and a number of other unquoted companies. He was with Robert Fleming Group from 1972 to 1991, was resident in Japan for nearly eight years and was head of the Fleming group’s Tokyo office.
Philip Kay, Chairman
(date of appointment: 29 October 2004) Is a former Managing Director and Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse First Boston where he ran the global Japanese cash equity business. He is a director of a Japanese hedge fund, Akamatsu Fund, and was previously a director of Schroder Securities Limited and of Smith New Court PLC.
Sir Laurence Magnus, Chairman of the Audit Committee
(date of appointment 1 October 2010; date of appointment as Chairman of Audit Committee 1 January 2011) Is Chairman of Lexicon Partners, the privately owned corporate finance advisory business, Deputy Chairman of The National Trust and a director or trustee of a number of private companies and charities. Previously, Sir Laurie worked for Samuel Montagu & Co Limited (HSBC Investment Bank) in a corporate finance advisory capacity, including a number of years spent in Singapore with responsibilities for South East Asia. He was subsequently, in succession, a director of Phoenix Securities, a Managing Director of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette and a Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston before joining Lexicon Partners in 2001. He is Chairman of J.P. Morgan Income & Capital Trust PLC and a director of The Cayenne Trust PLC.

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