Asset Management One launches two new UCITS Funds to add to its pre-existing stable of UCITS funds domiciled in Luxembourg for EMEA institutional and wholesale investors. The AMO Japan Growth Equity Portfolio focuses on listed companies in Japan with a competitive advantage and high management quality driving long-term earnings growth. AMO Japan Value Equity Portfolio identifies the underlying value of stocks, investing in undervalued stocks compared to their intrinsic value based on in-depth fundamental research.
Asset Management One International Ltd., the international arm of leading asset management company Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (Asset Management One) with over $504bn AUM*, announces the launch of a further two Luxembourg domiciled UCITS funds; Japan Growth Equity portfolio and the Japan Value Equity portfolio, with additional funds in the pipeline.
Japan Growth Equity
The Japan Growth Equity portfolio invests in companies with long-term high growth potential. The fund focuses on listed companies in Japan with a competitive advantage and high management quality driving long-term earnings growth. The Fund Manager applies continuous and comprehensive bottom-up research, both qualitative and quantitative, which enables the Fund to achieve high sustainable growth in the long-run whilst coping with changes in the macroeconomic environment. Managed by lead Fund Manager Mr. Seiichiro Iwamoto in our Tokyo headquarters, the Fund uses multifaceted in-depth company and industry analysis to identify undiscovered high growth companies run by quality management ahead of our peers. Our proprietary Growth Category Framework allows us to capitalise on a wide range of growth opportunities, beyond the conventional industry framework, at the right time and stage of the growth cycle, aiming to outperform the Benchmark in the medium to long term.
Japan Value Equity
The Japan Value Equity portfolio identifies the underlying value of stocks, investing in undervalued stocks compared to their intrinsic value based on in-depth fundamental research. Using our proprietary valuation model which uses the long-term future cash flow forecasts of our in-house analysts in order to assess the attractiveness of each stock, the Fund aims to outperform the Benchmark in the medium to long-term. Mr. Kouji Iwasaki, Lead Fund Manager, has managed the underlying Japan Research Value Plus Strategy since inception in 2008, investing in stocks that are temporarily priced below their intrinsic value and taking profit once prices return to their fair value.
One of the largest Japanese asset managers of Japanese institutional assets, Asset Management One offers Japanese and Asian investment strategies and liquidity solutions to pension funds, financial institutions, endowments and some of the world’s largest institutional, wholesale and corporate investors.
Senior Product ManagerEMEA,Mr. Serge Kasai commented:
“The addition of these UCITS funds to our existing range provides additional opportunities for our institutional and wholesale clients in EMEA to access some of our leading strategies through our comprehensive AMO UCITS platform. As part of our continued commitment to EMEA and expanding our offering further strategies will be launched overthe next few years in line with our business strategy.’
Asset Management One International Ltd. continue to work with leading international specialist Carne in the provisionof ongoing governance and oversight for UCITS funds, for the management of these Luxembourg domiciled UCITS funds.
Background on the firm:
Asset Management One Co., Ltd. is one of the largest asset managers in Asia with over USD 504bn AUM* and a leading position amongst both institutional and retail clients in Japan. Headquartered in Tokyo and providing investment strategies to some of the world’s largest institutional investors, Asset Management One has a global network of subsidiary offices across London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. Asset Management One International Ltd., the London based subsidiary, is responsible for the servicing of institutional clients throughout the EMEA region and has comprehensive new business, client and marketing functions. Asset Management One International offers an extensive range of investment strategies and solutions available in a range of structures including UCITS Funds or bespoke mandates, many of which are award winning, to sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, financial institutions and other large institutional and corporate investors in EMEA.
Carne is a leading international specialist in the provision of independent governance services and European management company solutions to the global asset management industry. We advise both hedge fund and traditional fund managers on their governance, oversight and management needs, as well as providing independent Directors to the boards of some of the most respected investment funds globally. Carne has fund directors resident in the key fund jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the UK and USA.
Asset Management One International Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This article is targeted at Professional Investors only.
Asset Management One International Ltd., Mizuho House, 30 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7AU
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*as of 30 December 2017