Masa Takeda of Tokyo-based SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd., subadvisor to the Hennessy Japan Fund, provides his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 in Japan, Shinzo Abe’s resignation, Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase of five Japanese stocks, the Fund’s success in 2020, and compelling investment themes and stock valuations.
While O’Reilly Automotive is a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts industry in the U.S., the company’s recent acquisition of Mexico-based Mayasa Auto Parts illustrates the company’s greater goals to expand its operations internationally.
Portfolio Managers Dave Ellison and Ryan Kelley provide their perspective on how banks are demonstrating resiliency in the face of low interest rates and the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discuss opportunities in large- and small-cap Financials.
Portfolio Manager Ben Cook, CFA, shares his insights on the current state of the energy market, discusses valuations and yields for midstream companies, and details the factors that set these companies apart.
The Hennessy Focus Fund Managers discuss a recently added position, how they currently evaluate “tail risk,” select holdings trading at exceptionally low valuations and O’Reilly Automotive’s expansion plans.
Masa Takeda and Tad Fujimura of Tokyo-based SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd., subadvisor to the Hennessy Japan and Japan Small Cap Funds, summarize the economic impact of COVID-19 as well as the government’s response. They also discuss the economic impact of a 2021 Olympics and SPARX’s informational advantage.
The Portfolio Managers of the Hennessy Equity and Income Fund discuss the impact of coronavirus on the equity and fixed income markets, finding opportunities in the equity market, changes made to the Fund, and their long-term outlook for interest rates.
Portfolio Managers Dave Ellison and Ryan Kelley provide their thoughts on the impact of coronavirus on the Hennessy Large Cap Financial and Small Cap Financial Funds. They discuss banks’ strong financial position, valuations, and recent portfolio changes.
Portfolio Managers of the Hennessy Gas Utility Fund discuss how the COVID-19 outbreak affected natural gas demand, how low oil prices may benefit natural gas, valuations of Utility stocks, and the Fund’s performance and current level of dividends.
The Hennessy Focus Fund Managers discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, the market and the portfolio. They describe how they position the portfolio for difficult economic environments as well as their investment case for RH, the Fund’s newest holding.