Japan ETFs that Boot Out the Badly Behaved Companies

Want to invest in Japanese companies that prioritise shareholders? The JPX-Nikkei 400 index boots out the badly behaved equities in favour of those with good corporate governance

Dimitar Boyadzhiev 31 July, 2015 | 12:35PM
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Following two decades of sub-par returns, the Japanese stock market is finally on the up – and investors have Abenomics to thank. This economic policy agenda, made up of an unprecedented stimulus package and comprehensive structural reforms, was designed to bring the Japanese economy out of its long-running deflationary crisis.

Fans of passive funds have a number of index-based investments available to them as a means of gaining exposure to the Japanese equity market; and of all the indices available the JPX-Nikkei 400 has been particularly sought-after.

The JPX-Nikkei 400 index was created in January 2014 in to better reflect the new reality of the Japanese economy; in particular the government-led efforts to improve Japanese companies’ corporate governance.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Panasonic Corp1,316.00 JPY0.00Rating
Sony Group Corp13,985.00 JPY0.00Rating

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Dimitar Boyadzhiev  is a Passive Strategies Research Analyst for Morningstar