Eurizon Fund -
Japan Equity

Investing in the japanese market with a focus on esg

Eurizon Fund – Sustainable Japan Equity is actively managed, using a balanced approach with consideration to valuation and Environmental, Social, Governance factors.


A balanced composition of style, sector and size, combined with a focus on valuation aims to provide greater resilience in times of market rotations.

The team considers financial and non-financial factors, including Environmental, Social and Governance criteria in every step of the investment process (classified as Article 8 SFDR1).

The objective is to achieve excess return in the long term vs. the TOPIX Net Total Return.

Japanese speaker team and a balance approach

The Japanese speaker team believes that superior risk-adjusted returns can be achieved in Japanese equities through the combination of in-house research, ESG integration, and balanced portfolio.
Joël Le Saux 
Fund manager
25 years of experience

Joined Eurizon in September 2020. He has covered the Japanese market since 1996. Starting as a buy-side analyst in Tokyo, Joël then moved on as a fund manager at Amundi, Lazard, Credit Suisse Asset Management, and SYZ Asset Management. His funds achieved top decile performance during his tenure. Joël is a fluent Japanese speaker.
Yoko Otsuka
CFA, Senior Analyst 
15 years of experience

Joined Eurizon in September 2020. She started in 2005 at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ before joining Oddo Asset Management and SYZ Asset Management. Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (CMA).
Simeon Baumeler

Joined Eurizon in March 2021. He started in 2019 at SYZ Asset Management as an ESG analyst (intern).
Simeon has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Japanese Studies from the University of Zürich. Simeon is fluent in Japanese.

Investment Guidelines


Investment universe

The fund mainly invests in Japanese equities. The fund generally favours direct investment but may at times invest through derivatives. Specifically, the fund normally invests at least 70% of total net assets in equities and equity-related instruments, including convertible bonds, that are traded or issued by companies that are located, or do most of their business, in Japan (min 70%). Investment in equities and equity-related instruments traded or issued by companies located in Japan.
Objective To increase the value of your investment over time and to outperform Japanese equity markets, while focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. The fund aims to build a portfolio with a weighted average ESG score higher than that of its benchmark.
Benchmark TOPIX Net Total Return Index®, a measure of performance of Japanese companies that does not take into account ESG criteria (for designing the portfolio, measuring performance and calculating performance fee).
Active weight Individual security: +/- 2.5 pt vs. benchmark.
Tracking error Maximum 5% ex-ante.
Risk and reward profile

The risk indicator assumes you keep the product for 6 years.

The summary risk indicator is a guide to the level of risk of this product compared to other products. It shows how likely it is that the product will lose money because of movements in the markets or because we are not able to pay you. We have classified this product as 4 out of 7, which is a medium risk class. This rates the potential losses from future performance at a medium level, and poor market conditions could impact the capacity of Eurizon Capital S.A. to pay you.
This fund does not offer any form of capital protection against future negative market conditions and, as a consequence, you may lose part of or the entire amount originally invested. If the fund is not able to pay you out what is due, you may lose your entire investment.

Main costs

Illustrative share class - LU1543693680, Class Unit Z EUR Accumulation - Entry costs: 0%, Exit costs: 0%, Ongoing charges: 0.87%, Transaction costs: 0.05%, Performance Fee: 0.14%.The performance fee calculation is based on a comparison of the net asset value per unit against the High Water Mark where the High Water Mark is defined as the highest net asset value per unit recorded at the end of the five previous financial years, increased by the year-to-date return of the fund's benchmark. The actual amount will vary depending on how well your investment performs. The aggregated cost estimation above includes the average over the last 5 years.

This marketing communication relates to Eurizon Fund (The “Fund”), a Luxembourg UCITS in accordance with Directive 2009/65/CE and the Luxembourg Law of 2010. This document is issued by Eurizon Capital S.A. organized as a public limited company in Luxembourg, at 28, boulevard Kockelscheuer, L-1821 Luxembourg, and authorised as management company of the Fund under the Law of 2010. This marketing communication is intended for professional investors as defined in the European Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID) or relevant legislation in countries where the Fund is registered for distribution and is not intended for retail investors nor US Persons. Before taking any investment decision, read the Prospectus, the Key Information Document (the “KID”), and the last annual or semi-annual financial report, available in English (and the KIDs or in authorized language) on the website
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