Chief Investment Officer Neil Hennessy reviews current market fundamentals and shares his outlook for the coming year. He provides observations and insights on why he believes this extended bull market still has plenty of room to run.
Portfolio Managers Dave Ellison and Ryan Kelley discuss how interest rate cuts have affected banks, the health of the banking industry, currently low valuations, and opportunities in non-bank financials.
Portfolio Manager Tad Fujimura provides insights on how smaller or more domestically focused Japanese companies have been affected by the trade discussions, the sales tax increase, increased tourism, and corporate governance.
Portfolio Managers, Ryan Kelley and Josh Wein detail how the Hennessy Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund utilizes a quantitative formula to select a concentrated portfolio of 30 domestic, mid-cap stocks.
The Hennessy Focus Fund Managers discuss their investment process, describe share buyback programs among portfolio companies, and share their insights on a few of the Fund’s largest holdings.
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.
Japanese equities are currently trading at compelling valuation levels compared to other developed equity markets around the world and relative to their own historical averages. We believe the Japanese market deserves a closer look.
We believe mid caps offer untapped potential and that investors may be surprised to learn that mid-cap stocks have outperformed both small- and large-cap stocks, and have done so with lower volatility.
Masa Takeda of Tokyo-based SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd., subadvisor to the Hennessy Japan Fund, shares his insights on the Japanese market, valuations, rising share buybacks, and Japan’s proposed sales tax hike, and he also provides an update on structural reforms.
Hennessy Japan Fund Portfolio Manager Masa Takeda shares his insights on the Japanese economy, reform initiatives, and his outlook and valuations for Japanese equities. He also describes the importance of active management when investing in Japan.