The objective of the fund is to achieve capital growth. The fund invests primarily in shares of smaller Japanese companies. The fund may use derivatives (complex instruments) to manage the fund more efficiently, with the aim of reducing risk, minimising costs and/or generating additional capital or income. The fund is actively managed within its objectives and is not constrained by a benchmark.
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Biography:Based in Tokyo, Osamu is Head of Japanese Equity Growth and Chief Portfolio Manager for Japanese Equity Small and Mid Cap Growth portfolios. He started his investment career in 1988 as an investment analyst with the Okasan Economic Research Institute. He then moved in 1990 to Okasan Securities based in both Tokyo and London, before joining Japan Investment Trust Management Company as a Senior Fund Manager. He joined our company in 2000. He is a Chartered Member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan.