Miyako Urabe has helped the JPM’s impressive run

Miyako Urabe has helped the JPM’s impressive run

Miyako Urabe, one of the most senior managers of JPM’s Japanese Investment Trust, has helped it have a successful and impressive run, which signifies that the trust is expected to have an impressive long-term future.

Even during the pandemic, Urabe has helped the fund to stay afloat. Then, once vaccines hit the market, the prices of shares for many of the health companies that the fund had invested in surged, allowing the fund to surpass £1bn in assets, therefore suggesting that its future is bright.

The Japanese Investment Trust, which is part of JP Morgan, is a fund that aims to achieve capital growth by investing in companies in Japan. The performance of this fund is measured against the Japanese stock exchange index, also known as TOPIX. To fund businesses and other assets in Japan, the trust relies on both short-term and long-term borrowing, in the hope that the investments will then make a profit.

Miyako Urabe was appointed as co-manager of the fund in 2019 and she works alongside Nicholas Weindling, an investor who has held responsibility for this portfolio for more than a decade. Together, they are supported by 30 other professional investors, all of whom have contributed to the success of the fund. However, there is no doubt that Urabe’s own expertise of Japan and her local knowledge has helped the fund to succeed, even during the difficult times of the pandemic.

The investment fund invests in companies that are considered to be high quality, meaning that there is a strong likelihood that the companies will grow and generate a return on investment in the long term.

The investment team is based in Tokyo, meaning that all investors benefit from local knowledge. Although it is sometimes unusual for non-domestic asset managers to be based at the location of their fund, it has certainly been a benefit for the Japanese Investment Trust. It’s also renowned for its ESG principles, making each company fill out a 98-question questionnaire about their practices before they consider investment.

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