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One of the largest asset managers in Japan with AUM of USD 623 billion as at the end of March 2024.

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A strong presence in Japan with over 20 dedicated analysts with average experience of over 10 years.

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Extensive global network with offices in Tokyo, London, Luxembourg, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Actively managing equity funds since the introduction of corporate pension regulations in 1962.

Our journey so far

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News & Insights

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Multi-factor Approach Weathers All Storms

[EXTERNAL LINK] In this article with Asia Asset Management, SuMi TRUST's Shu Iwao, Chief Portfolio Manager of the Japan Equity Multi-Factor Long-Short Fund, discusses the launch of the fund as well as its strategy and approach.
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Market Review for April 2024

In April the Japanese TOPIX and Nikkei 225 indices faced declines, primarily driven by the downturn in U.S. semiconductor stocks and escalating tensions in the Middle East. In particular, the Nikkei 225 experienced a significant drop mid-month, although by the end of the month it had begun to recover as foreign investors increased their cash stock purchases, alongside active retail investor participation.
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BOJ Introduces New Banknotes to Symbolise the Reiwa Era

SuMi’s Coffee Break Column: Senior Investment Director, Oki Shiozawa, discusses the introduction of new banknote designs set to be issued in Japan on July 3rd, and what these represent for Japan's Reiwa era.
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Sustainable Tourism on the Rise

SuMi’s Coffee Break Column: Katsunori Ogawa, Chief Portfolio Manager of Sakigake High Alpha, discusses the future of tourism in Japan and how sustainability will come into focus.
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Market Review for March 2024

In March Japanese equities continued their strong performance. The Nikkei 225 briefly reached the 41,000 yen level before returning to hover around the 40,000 yen mark. Gains were centred around large cap value stocks with foreign investors remaining net buyers of Japanese equities for the third month running.
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Japan's Monetary Policy Takes a Turn

[EXTERNAL LINK] SuMi TRUST's Chief Strategist, Katsutoshi Indome's comments on the Bank of Japan's monetary policy shed light on the direction of Japan's economy.
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Wage Increases in 2024

SuMi's Coffee Break Column: Hiroyuki Ueno, Chief Strategist, discusses his outlook on wage increases in Japan in 2024 and what this means for the Bank of Japan's future monetary policy.
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Market Review for February 2024

In February Japanese equities performed unprecedentedly well, bringing the Nikkei 225 to a historical high of 39,426 yen on the 27th February. This surge was primarily driven by positive corporate earnings announcements and the expectations for continuous monetary easing policies. Foreign investor trading volume continued to be high for the second month running, which was a supporting factor for the market.