The Portfolio Managers share their views on the Bank of Japan’s actions on its yield curve control policy, Japan’s inflation level, wage growth, valuations and the reopening of the economy.
The Portfolio Managers of the Hennessy Japan Small Cap Fund discuss wage growth, the fluctuating Japanese yen, current valuations, new Fund holdings, and their outlook for the rest of 2023.
Hennessy Japan Fund Portfolio Manager Masa Takeda provides an update on significant events in Japan from 2022 and gives his outlook on what 2023 might bring.
A “growth in disguise” company is one with compelling growth prospects yet the stock appears to be undervalued. We believe these Japanese businesses provide outsized opportunity for investors in the current environment.
Deep-rooted cultural traditions of hard work and perseverance have contributed to Japan’s high-quality products, superior manufacturing, and technological innovations, resulting in a durable global competitive advantage.
The Portfolio Managers of the Hennessy Japan Small Cap Fund discuss the portfolio, their positive outlook on smaller Japanese stocks, and how they believe the recovery of the domestic economy will benefit small and mid-cap stocks.
The Portfolio Managers share their views on the Japanese market, how the Fund is positioned to take advantage of “growth in disguise” companies, and why investors may want to consider Japanese equities for the long term.
Keyence is at the forefront of factory automation. For over 40 years, the company has developed customized sensors and measuring systems to enable customers worldwide to automate assembly lines, improve productivity and product quality, and ensure a safe working environment.
Portfolio Manager Tad Fujimura discusses the effects of the Russian war in Ukraine on Japanese companies, how the Fund is positioned, notable changes in the portfolio, and a few holdings he believes are trading at a discount with attractive growth prospects.
Portfolio Manager Masa Takeda discusses Japanese energy imports, inflation, interest rates, and valuations. He also talks about the effects on Japanese companies with regard to Russia and ongoing supply chain issues.