There has been renewed interest in Japan following Berkshire Hathaway’s increased investment in Japanese companies this year. The Portfolio Managers of the Hennessy Japan Fund highlight the main factors attracting investors and potential beneficiaries of continued economic growth in Japan.
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.
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.
As a global conglomerate that operates businesses in various industries, Mitsubishi Corporation is Japan’s largest “sogo shosha,” uniquely Japanese trading companies.
Japan’s stock market has been one of the world’s best performing in 2023. In this Portfolio Perspective, the Portfolio Managers discuss potential catalysts for the market, Japan’s economic “sweet spot,” and Berkshire Hathaway’s increased investment in Japan.
The Portfolio Managers of the Hennessy Japan Small Cap Fund provide their thoughts on the new Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor’s policies, increased tourism, current valuations, changes to the portfolio, and an outlook for the rest of 2023.
Berkshire Hathaway has increased its investment in five Japanese trading companies, Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsui & Co., Sumitomo Corp., Itochu Corp., and Marubeni, with investors taking notice. With Buffett strengthening his focus on Japan, we believe investors should as well.
Hennessy Japan Fund Portfolio Manager Masa Takeda discusses his 2023 outlook for the Japanese markets and what could drive a rerating of valuation multiples.
Watch Hennessy Japan Fund Portfolio Manager Masa Takeda provide a recap of the Japanese markets in 2022, including areas of the market that performed well and areas that underperformed.
HOYA is a leading supplier of innovative high-tech and medical products whose diverse business profiles include eyeglasses, medical endoscopes, intraocular lenses, optical lenses as well as key components for semiconductor devices, liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels and hard disk drives (HDDs).