Fidelity Japanese Values has announced that Nicholas Price (pictured) has been appointed as portfolio manager.
Price will take on full responsibility for the company’s portfolio on 1 September 2015 following a smooth transition period with current manager Shinji Higaki.
He brings over 20 years’ investment experience in the Japanese equity market, having joined Fidelity’s Tokyo office in 1993 as a research analyst before becoming a portfolio manager in 1999.
He currently manages a number of Fidelity’s Japanese funds, including the Fidelity funds – Japan Aggressive Fund which is first quartile over three and five years, beating 87% of the Morningstar GIF Japan Mid Small Cap peers over three years, and 96% over five years respectively (as of 30 June 2015).
His investment approach is focused on ‘growth at a reasonable price’, utilising Fidelity’s extensive research capability.
David Robins, Chairman of Fidelity Japanese Values PLC, commented: “Considering the coordinated pro-growth policies and the fundamental changes in corporate behaviour that are occurring, the outlook for Japanese equities is attractive.
“The board believes Nicholas’ investment approach, combined with his consistent bias towards mid and small cap growth stocks, is an ideal fit for the company. The Board would like to thank Shinji for his diligent management of the portfolio over the past 8 years.”