As the Heisei era comes to an end, the era of Reiwa will soon start in an unusual fashion. Japan will be steeped in a mood of jubilation for its new emperor, rather than mourning for the passing of the old. Perhaps this is another sign that Japan is entering… Read the article
In this month’s video, Investment Director, Ritu Vohora looks at the sharp divergence in equity markets. Are we at an inflection point?
Global equity markets sit at an important juncture. They have diverged sharply this year, with the US roaring to new highs, while most non-US equity markets have faltered… Watch the video
Last month (June 2018), the Japanese Financial Services Agency rolled out the first revision to its Corporate Governance Code. The improvement in corporate governance in Japan has played a big part in the Abenomics Japanese equities recovery story. This much-anticipated revision will provide further impetus for Japan Inc to behave… Read the article
Like the ghost in Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” recent price action in Japanese equity markets has been an unwelcome echo of the past. Outperformance of stocks with more stable earnings streams has resembled the market dynamics that provided a headwind to value investors in the decade after the financial… Read the article
Unexpected changes to a central bank’s reference interest rate can cause chaotic price movements. Surprise action by the Bank of Japan (BoJ) in January has driven a shift in investor beliefs. Where previously negative interest rates were not seriously considered by investors, now they are a reality.
This is an… Read the article
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