UK Equity Funds Downgraded, Japanese Equity Funds Upgraded

Find out which funds have recently been rated, upgraded and downgraded by Morningstar OBSR analysts

Holly Cook 31 August, 2012 | 3:25PM

A UK equity growth fund and a UK equity income offering from Standard Life have both recently been downgraded by Morningstar OBSR analysts, while two funds offering exposure to Japanese equities have achieved upgrades. Meanwhile, Fidelity Moneybuilder Dividend has been added to our coverage.

Upgrades
Jupiter Japan Income has been upgraded by Morningstar OBSR analysts to Silver from Bronze. They see the fund as a strong proposition for an investor’s allocation to the Japanese market. Simon Somerville, an experienced manager, is a methodical and sensible stock-picker who takes account of market sentiment and the broader macroeconomic environment. 

Schroder Tokyo has also been upgraded to Gold from Silver. The fund is managed by Andrew Rose, a veteran Japanese equity investor, who is supported by a strong team of analysts and portfolio managers based in Tokyo. The new Gold rating reflects our analysts’ high regard for the manager’s investment prowess and consistent process, which has delivered attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors over time. 

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Fidelity MoneyBuilder Dividend194.45 GBP-2.73
Henderson Multi-Manager Active Fund230.62 GBP-0.85
Jupiter Japan Income Inc99.34 GBP0.83
Martin Currie Japan A Acc  
Schroder Tokyo Acc3.53 GBP-0.39
Standard Life UK Eq High Inc R Inc53.15 GBP-4.20
Standard Life UK Equity Growth R273.72 GBP-4.19

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Holly Cook

Holly Cook  is Managing Editor of Morningstar.co.uk

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