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Jack Lowenstein

We recently returned from ten days visiting more than 20 companies in Japan. Two things struck us: the vast increase in the number of tourists, and how cheap it seemed compared to Australia. The last was born out by the fact that persistent low inflation means that Tokyo is no... Show More

Expert Insights

After decades of disappointment, the investment environment is finally starting to look positive in Japan. Chad Slater, Joint CIO at Morphic Asset Management, says Japan is the cheapest it’s been compared to the rest of the world for over a decade. Seasoned investors could be forgiven for being sceptical given... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

This year MSCI said it plans to add 222 mainland Chinese A-shares to their index. This heralds a further emergence of China (and more broadly Asia) as a signficant market to look out for. We see a range of opportunities in Chinese ports, telecom and select consumer companies. In Japan... Show More

Fund Manager Q&A

Jack Lowenstein, co Chief Investment Officer at Morphic Asset Management has not taken the conventional path into professional investing. Having started his career as a journalist, Lowenstein has spent the last two decades investing in global equities. He describes himself as a ‘frontier investor’ willing to go where many are... Show More

Nikko Asset Management Australia

We often read that Abenomics continues to divide people as to whether it is working, and if this policy platform advocated strongly by Prime Minister Abe since his election in 2012 will ever achieve its objective of moving Japan’s economy forward. We believe that Abenomics is working, however we feel... Show More

Today’s rally notwithstanding, gold has had a relatively low profile start to 2017. This is in stark contract to a year ago, when a volatile stock market and the surprise implementation of NIRP in Japan led to range of optimistic forecasts and proclamations of “a new bull market in precious... Show More

Thinking and acting long-term, for the long-term, is one of the few edges remaining in the markets. Bring up this idea and there will almost always be someone waiting to take the other side with the ‘what about Japan?’ argument. Japan’s two-and-half decade economic and market struggles make for some... Show More

Saxo Capital Markets Australia

John Hardy, head of FX strategy at Saxo Group, thinks that the Bank of Japan (BoJ) may initiate a 'reasonably sized stimulus measure' before implementing helicopter money. This could happen after the US election as the BoJ needs to feel comfortable before the next phase of quantitative easing can begin.... Show More