Comgest Growth Japan JPY Acc

Management
DomicileIreland
Legal StructureOpen Ended Investment Company
UCITSYes
Inception Date19/05/2000
Fund Advisor(s)
Comgest Asset Management Intl Ltd
Fund ManagerRichard Kaye
Manager Start Date30/04/2013
Career Start Year1994
Education
University of Oxford
 
Biography
Richard Kaye joined Comgest in 2009 as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager, bringing with him a wealth of experience in Japanese equities. Upon joining Comgest, he became co-lead of Comgest’s Japan equity strategy. Starting his career in 1994 as an Analyst with the Industrial Bank of Japan, Richard joined Merrill Lynch in the same role in 1996. In 2005 he moved to the Wellington Management Company in Boston as a Portfolio Manager of Japanese TMT stocks. Richard graduated from Oxford University where he majored in Oriental Studies.
Fund ManagerChantana Ward
Manager Start Date01/01/2008
Education
Baruch College's Zichlin School of Business, M.S.
American University, Diploma
 
Biography
Chantana Ward joined Comgest in 1998. Based in Paris, she is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager within the Japanese equity team and she travels regularly to Japan to research companies and spend time with the Tokyo-based team members. Chantana co-leads funds within Comgest’s Asia ex Japan, Asia including Japan and Japan equity strategies and has been an important contributor to the development of these strategies. Chantana holds an MSc in Finance from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in New York, a dual diploma with The American University of Paris.
Fund ManagerMakoto Egami
Manager Start Date30/09/2015
Career Start Year2001
Education
Keio University, B.A.
Kellogg School of Management, M.B.A.
 
Biography
Makoto Egami joined Comgest’s Tokyo office in 2013 as a Japanese equity Analyst and is today a Portfolio Manager, identifying quality growth stocks for Comgest’s Japan equity strategy. He started his career in 2001 at JP Morgan Chase in Tokyo as a credit Analyst and went on to work for US-based Taiyo Pacific Partners as an investment professional before moving on to Macquarie as a Japanese small-mid cap Analyst. Makoto also held the position of senior industry Analyst at Google Japan. He graduated from Keio University with a BA in Economics and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (USA), as well as the CMA from the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.
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