Japanese dividends in focus of Ruth Nash of JOHCM at Nordic Summit

Ruth Nash, senior fund manager on the JOHCM Japan Dividend Growth and JOHCM Japan funds from JO Hambro, is outlining her expectations of dividends from Japanese companies in future, when she takes part in the upcoming Nordic Summit Stockholm 2018.

The event takes place at the Grand Hotel over 12-13 March, including boardroom sessions, lunches and a diner with keynote for participating delegates.

Nash, and co-manager Scott McGlashan, target Japan’s growing dividend culture with a fund that incorporates a blend of dividend growth and dividend yield and taps into increased demand from Japanese institutional and retail investors for higher-yielding equities.

Nash has 32 years’ industry experience and joined JO Hambro in April 2005. She started her career at Coopers and Lybrand in Edinburgh in 1985, before joining Scottish Equitable Life Assurance’s Japan desk as an analyst. She then joined Royal Insurance as a fund manager. In 1996, she joined Prudential Portfolio Managers as a fund manager and in May 1999 was recruited to manage the Japanese portfolio of the British Steel Pension Fund. She Joined JOHCM in 2005. she holds an MA (Hons) in French/German from the University of St Andrews.

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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