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Richard Aston

Chikara Investments LLP
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Manager profile
Richard Aston manages the CC Japan Income and Growth Trust plc. He has 13 years of experience in Japanese equities and 19 years in total. Richard graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Engineering and a sponsorship from GEC Industrial Controls. He first moved into the finance industry as an Investment Analyst with Sun Life Asset Management (now part of AXA Investment Managers) in 1992. After various roles within the asset management team, Richard was appointed as a Portfolio Manager on the Japanese desk in 1997. In 2000, he was appointed Head of Japanese equities at Chase Asset Management in London. Following the merger of Chase Manhattan, Flemings and JPMorgan, Richard became a member of the JPMorgan Asset Management Japanese Equities based in London and subsequently in Tokyo, where he worked closely with Jonathan Dobson. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2008. In December 2010, Richard returned to London and joined Coupland Cardiff Asset Management LLP.
Total return for Richard Aston
Discrete calendar year performance : Richard Aston

Manager career performance
Discrete performance
  0-12m 12-24m 24-36m 36-48m 48-60m 60-72m 72-84m 84-96m 96-108m 108-120m
Richard Aston 23.2 6.1 2.9 18.2 -9.6 -5.3 20.2 21.6 4.3 -
Peer Group Composite 14.5 3.6 -11.7 29.5 -1.9 -4.7 19.3 28.4 -4.8 -
Over / Under 8.7 2.5 14.6 -11.3 -7.7 -0.6 0.9 -6.8 9.1 -
Performance vs peer group composite: Richard Aston
How a manager matches up against their peers gives you some idea of how talented they are. Very few managers perform equally well in rising and falling markets, so knowing which type of market a manager is capable of performing well within is also important.
Overall markets
Outperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 9
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
4 years
out of a possible 9
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 5
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
2 years
out of a possible 4
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
Chikara Japan Income & Growth Lead manager FO Equity - Japan since Feb 04 2013 to present
Japan Income & Growth Trust PLC Lead manager IT Japan since Dec 15 2015 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
JPMorgan SAR Japan since Apr 01 2000 to Nov 30 2008
JPM Institutional Japan since Mar 01 2001 to Sep 30 2009
JPM Japan Equity since May 01 2007 to Nov 01 2010
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