When investing in Japanese businesses, we believe it is imperative to select a manager who is immersed in the culture and can perform in-depth, company-specific research to build a concentrated portfolio of Japanese companies that can outperform a benchmark and weather volatility.
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.
Ryan Kelley, CIO of Hennessy Funds, provides his mid-year review and outlook on what lies ahead, emphasizing a long-term perspective.
The Hennessy Gas Utility Fund's Portfolio Managers attended the American Gas Association (AGA) Financial Forum to gain insight into trends affecting natural gas companies including natural gas’ role as a solution for clean energy sources and as a strategic economic asset to the U.S. The following highlights their takeaways from the Financial Forum.
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.
The Portfolio Managers discuss several Fund holdings that offer an attractive risk/return profile, share their views on consumer-related holdings, and provide insights into the portfolio’s valuation and earnings growth relative to its benchmark.
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.
In the following commentary, the Portfolio Managers of the Hennessy Cornerstone Growth Fund discuss the Fund’s formula-based investment strategy and how it drives the Fund’s sector and industry positioning.
In the following commentary, the Portfolio Managers of the Hennessy Cornerstone Large Growth Fund discuss the Fund’s quantitative investment process and how it drives the Fund’s sector and industry positioning.