Comgest has bolstered the research team behind its Comgest Growth Japan fund with the appointment of Junzaburo Hyuga as an analyst, based in the firm’s Tokyo office.
Comgest has had a local research team in Japan since 2008. Co-managed by Comgest veteran Chantana Ward and Richard Kaye who joined the firm in 2009, the Irish-domiciled Comgest Growth Japan Ucits fund has delivered strong absolute and relative performance to investors, delivering 18.3% p.a. over the past five years compared to 10.9% p.a. for the Topix in Yen (net of fees, to 31 May 2018). The fund has seen strong inflows over the past twelve months, recently surpassing €1bn in assets under management.
Junzaburo Hyuga holds an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, and was formerly a senior associate at Global Strategy Consultants where he was responsible for assessing the viability of companies entering the Asian market and helping companies enhance their digital capabilities. Hyuga also spent several years with JP Morgan Chase (Tokyo) and prior to that, Rakuten in their securities division.