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Friends Prov Tokyo Trust given AA rating by S&P

An frAA rating has been awarded to the Friends Provident Tokyo Trust by independent research and analysis company Standard & Poor’s Fund Services.

The award marks an upgrade from a single A rating for the Trust which this March had £82 million funds under management.

Citing a robust investment approach and thework of their Japan investment team at Friends Ivory & Sime for the upgrade, the Tokyo Trust, launched in 1981, will now concentrate on Tier 1 larger cap stocks.

Friends Ivory & Sime investment marketing manager Simon Males says: "This upgrade is a result of our continuing above-average performance and a strengthening of our Japanese team."

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