The FT returned 19 results for Asia Pacific including Japan. Here are some of the best-rated ones:
L B M S 1 Aberdeen Asia Pacific & Japan 5 5 5 - 2 First State Asia Pacific 5 2 - - 3 Invesco Perpetual Pacific 5 3 5 AA 4 St james Place UT Far East 5 - 5 -The columns on the right represent the ratings by various agencies:
Trusts 2 and 4 are not avaialbe through TD Waterhouse, so the story ends there for them. Taking a look at the remaining trusts:
1 (Aberdeen) It is a large-cap blend (i.e. value and growth) fund. It invests in Australia, too. Per BestInvest: "strong balance sheets. bottom up approach is the main driver of country and sector weightings. This fund structure is not benchmark driven"
3 (Invesco): It is a large-cap value fund. It is aimed at captial growth, and includes Australasia and Japan. It initially focuses on macro trends.
Q: Which one would I choose?
A: The Aberdeen one - because I like the bottom-up non-benchmark style rather than macro trends.