In summer 2020, Tokyo will host the Olympic games, providing Japan an opportunity to showcase itself to the world. Investments in technology and infrastructure will delight visitors during the 2020 Games and beyond, and this strategy may help trigger a new growth period for Japan’s economy.
Our team of tenured Portfolio Managers shares their mid-year insights on what's ahead for investors. They provide opinions on the direction of interest rates, trade disputes, and renewed volatility in both equity and fixed income markets, and share their insights about where they believe investment opportunities exist today.
We believe Japan is on the path to economic revival. To reverse a long period of stagnant economic growth and deflation, Prime Minister Abe and his government initiated an ambitious economic revitalization plan centered on monetary and fiscal stimulus and structural reform, which has resulted in measurable progress.
Tourism is a growing industry in Japan, and it has the potential to contribute meaningfully to economic growth over the next decade as the country deregulates the industry, opens casinos, and welcomes foreign visitors to the Olympic Games in 2020.
Portfolio Manager Tad Fujimura shares his thoughts on Japanese stock valuations, structural reform progress, and the best way for investors to gain exposure to Japanese small-cap stocks.
Chief Investment Officer Neil Hennessy discusses recent volatility in the markets, and why he believes that the strong fundamentals still in place should reward long-term, level-headed investors who stay the course in 2019.