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8 Jun 2017
Launch of our new ‘Execution Services’ business at Haitong International
*Expanded offering will comprise Sales Trading, Portfolio Trading, Algorithmic Trading & DMA*

With this major expansion to our existing sales trading and trading capabilities, we believe that Haitong International (HTI) will be able to meet the significant changes taking place in the world of cash equity execution from a market leading position. We are adopting a ‘Fintech’ approach to the rapid introduction of ‘low touch’ DMA and algorithmic trading, with client optimised and market optimised solutions, developed by a new 18 person in-house team.

In order to better prepare the business for these eventualities, and the impending January 2018 implementation of MiFID II, we have merged our existing high touch and new low touch teams into one group, headed by Andrew Freyre-Sanders. Andrew Freyre-Sanders has a BSc from Imperial College London (Chemistry) and has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets, the most recent 10 years of which have been spent in Asia. With a background in Quant research at JPMorgan, Andrew moved into electronic trading, first at JPMorgan and then at RBS, followed by CIMB. Whilst at CIMB, Andrew Freyre-Sanders ran the whole execution platform which ranked #1 in Asia for Algorithmic Trading (cost and client customisation). His experience on launching and further developing trading algorithms extends both to futures and equities, across 30+ exchanges, including most Asian markets plus Europe and the US.

Haitong International’s highly experienced combined ‘Execution Services’ team (30 staff based in 3 locations, Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore & New York) will now offer:

  • Core in-house developed trading algorithms (VWAP, TWAP etc)
  • Bespoke algorithms for high value clients, offering best execution
  • Specialist data, Trading Research, Bespoke Trading Solutions
  • Heavy focus on quant and technology to build highly adaptable trading solutions
  • Australia and US markets within Q3 2017: 3 Hong Kong, Connect and Japan within Q3 2017 with 8 core trading algorithms
  • Access to 11 trading venues in the US Q3 2017
  • India trading with India specialist sales trading in Mumbai and Singapore

Outlook for 2018:

  • 12 Asian Markets by end of 2018
  • DMA and Algo on SWAP for H1 2018
22 Dec 2016
Haitong International expands to India
Haitong International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Haitong Securities India. Haitong Securities India is a full service broker on the Indian stock exchanges with a broad domestic spread of trading clients. Its teams of research analysts cover over 100 stocks and will make a hugely valuable addition to Haitong International's Asia expansion, adding one of the key emerging markets.
31 Mar 2015
Scheme of arrangement effective
Further to the announcement made by Japaninvest on 24 March 2015 that the High Court of Justice had sanctioned the Scheme, the Court Order was delivered to the Registrar of Companies on 31 March 2015. Accordingly, Japaninvest is pleased to announce that the Scheme has now become effective in accordance with its terms.
24 Mar 2015
Court sanction of Scheme of Arrangement
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that the High Court of Justice has today made an order sanctioning the Scheme of Arrangement by which the acquisition of Japaninvest Group plc by Haitong (BVI) will be effected. It is expected that dealings in Japaninvest Shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange will be suspended with effect from the close of markets on 25 March 2015 and that the Japaninvest Shares will be de-listed from the Tokyo Stock Exchange on 26 March 2015. Further, it is expected that the Court Order will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies on 31 March 2015. Accordingly, it is expected that the Scheme will become effective on 31 March 2015.
26 Nov 2014
Recommended cash acquisition of Japaninvest Group plc by Haitong International (BVI) Limited
The boards of directors of Japaninvest Group plc and Haitong International (BVI) Limited are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement on the terms of, and resolved to pursue, a recommended cash acquisition of Japaninvest by Haitong (BVI) pursuant to which Haitong (BVI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Haitong International Securities Group Limited, will acquire the entire issued, and to be issued, ordinary share capital of Japaninvest. It is intended that the Acquisition will be implemented by way of a UK Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement. Commenting on the Acquisition, Mark Burges Watson, Chief Executive Officer of Japaninvest, said: "We expect that this transaction, and the merger of our global institutional research expertise with Haitong's extensive China coverage, will provide our clients and our alliance partner, Société Générale, with an expanded and highly differentiated Asia, including Japan, research product, with potential leadership in China research. For shareholders, the share price offered represents a very significant premium to the five year share price average, recognising the value of the business that Japaninvest staff have built."
29 Oct 2014
Ji Management "carefully considering offer from Haitong International"
The Board of Japaninvest confirms that it has received an approach from Haitong and is engaged in preliminary discussions with Haitong. Haitong has proposed a final price of ¥18,000 per Japaninvest share to be paid in cash, representing a premium of 77.34% to the closing price of Japaninvest shares of ¥10,150 on 29 October 2014. The Board of Japaninvest welcomes the indication of interest in Japaninvest and the premium indicated to the share price at close of business on 29 October 2014. From discussions held to date, Japaninvest considers that there are indeed potential synergies and commercial opportunities arising out of a combination with Haitong, particularly with regard to their extensive China H-share and China A-share research coverage.
10 Jul 2014
SC NET expands to India
Ji ASIA's successful SC NET product has just started up in India, with the first published visits. In 2015 there will be a total of 100 visits to Indian small caps within the regional supply chain or serving the demands of the increasingly prosperous Indian consumer. There will be 450 SC NET visits during 2014, to small caps in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, PRC and Hong Kong. This will rise to 600 during 2015. .
18 Jun 2014
Another successful Pan Asian London Conference in June 2014
Ji ASIA and Societe Generale co-hosted another successful London Conference at The Marylebone Hotel in June 2014. 40+ clients met 11 Asian and Japanese corporates for a total of 92 meetings. There were 8 Asian and Japanese NDRs after the Conference, in London, Frankfurt, Paris and Edinburgh.
12 Feb 2014
Ji ASIA announces return to profitability for 2013
Ji ASIA announces a return to profitability for 2013, on the back of strong revenue growth and a commitment to controlling costs. This is despite significant investment in its equity research platform over the year, in conjunction with alliance partner Societe Generale. The writing analyst headcount has doubled since 2007 and continues to grow. Further investments are planned during 2014, including a near doubling of the size of the SC NET (small cap supply chain network) from 350 visits a year to nearer 600, as Greater China and Korea expand and India is added to the platform. The company is forecasting a further increase in profitabilty this year on the back of further revenue gains.
7 Jan 2014
Ji ASIA hires Internet and Software analyst to boost TMT team
Daniel Wang has joined Ji ASIA in Hong Kong to boost our TMT stock coverage, specifically in Hong Kong listed Internet and Software Services companies. Daniel has joined us from Haitong Securities, where he has covered TMT stocks for more than two years. Prior to that, Daniel gained an MSc in Statistics from Stanford University after gaining his BSc, a double major in Applied Maths and Statistics & Economics, from Stony Brook University, New York. Originally from mainland China, he is native in Mandarin and Cantonese and speaks English fluently. Ji ASIA remains committed to growing its research teams in both Asia-Ex and Japan, and both teams will start 2014 at an all-time high in terms of writing analyst headcount. We remain committed to high quality, in-depth Pan Asian research, free from investment banking conflicts of interest. This research is backed by a fast expanding Small Cap Network which will expand from 350 visit updates in 2013 to 500 visit updates in 2014, as new India and Korea Small Cap Networks link in to the existing Japan and Greater China teams.
9 Dec 2013
Ji ASIA adds to Asia-Ex coverage team
Zibo Chen recently joined Ji ASIA in Hong Kong to boost coverage of consumer stocks. Zibo has almost four years’ experience as an analyst, most recently as a consumer analyst at CLSA for more than two years. Prior to that he was a senior accountant at Ernst and Young (from 2006 to 2010). Originally from Shanghai, Zibo won a scholarship to Hong Kong University and has been in the HK (SAR) for 10 years. He speaks Mandarin, English and Cantonese fluently. Ji ASIA remains committed to growing its research teams in both Asia-Ex and Japan, and both teams will start 2014 at an all-time high in terms of writing analyst headcount. We remain committed to high quality, in-depth Pan Asian research, free from investment banking conflicts of interest. This research is backed by a fast expanding Small Cap Network which will expand from 350 visit updates in 2013 to 500 visit updates in 2014, as new India and Korea Small Cap Networks link in to the existing Japan and Greater China teams.
3 Dec 2013
JI adds to Small Cap Coverage in Japan
Ji ASIA is pleased to announce that Yusuke Suzuki has joined from Miitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley in order to boost coverage of Japan Small and Mid Caps. With seven years experience at MUFJ MS, of which four were as an equity analyst, Suzuki-san will be working closely with our existing highly regarded team on the rated coverage side. Following the initiation of Korean Small Mid-Cap coverage in July, and the recruitment of a Korean SC NET team, we have also added an additional analyst to our Greater China team. JI remains committed to reaching rated coverage of 75 Pan Asian Small/Mid-Cap names across Korea, Japan and Greater China by the end of 2014, in addition to coverage of 150+ large caps, supported by over 500 small cap visit notes by our SC NET team.
3 Dec 2013
The Annual SGJI Hong Kong Research Conference takes place at the Marriott Hotel on Dec 10/11.
The Annual SGJI Hong Kong Research Conference takes place at the Marriott Hotel on Dec 10/11. In addition to the analysts, 32 Corporates are represented by their managements, allowing clients to dig deeper on key issues. 287 one-to-one or one-to-view meetings are already booked with the managements of 13 Japanese and 19 Asia-Ex Corporations. Please contact your SG or JI sales representative if you wish to attend.
18 Nov 2013
Sir John Whitehead
It is with great sadness that we announce that Sir John Whitehead, our President and former Chairman, has passed away. As a former British Ambassador to Japan, Sir John had a brilliant career in the UK Foreign Office before taking up a number of senior non-executive directorships. He played a vital role in the listing of Japaninvest on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. All our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
7 Jun 2013
Ji ASIA expands Small/Mid-Cap Research Team
Ji ASIA is pleased to announce that Colin Bradbury has joined the firm as an Associate Research Partner (Strategy) to develop the unique SC NET and JI Mid-Cap product. Formerly Head of Research at Samsung Securities in Hong Kong, and more recently Head of Research and Regional Equity Strategist at Daiwa Securities, Colin has over 20 years’ experience in the Japanese and Asia-Ex markets. Colin will be developing a thematic overlay product with a strong bottom-up, stock-focused bias, combining baskets of stocks and a model portfolio to bring supply chain or country-specific opportunities to investors on a timely basis. The aim is to generate strong absolute performance for JI clients, either through direct ownership of small cap ideas or via enhanced supply chain signals for larger capitalisation JI coverage stocks. With these changes the research infrastructure will be in place to sweep a wide range of Asian small caps for potential winners and follow breakout stocks from mid to large cap on an uninterrupted coverage basis, bolstered by macro and global insights from our Alliance Partner Societe Generale’s award winning team. About SC NET SC NET is Ji ASIA’s unique network of outsourced analysts which already generates more than 350 small cap visits a year in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Korea is being added from Q3 2013, and India is likely to follow from January 2014, with a target of over 500 small cap visits a year, making it the most extensive small cap product in Asia. SC NET is managed by SC NET Coordinators Kazue Yanagisawa (JI Japan) and Tay Her Lim (JI Hong Kong). Both are building rated coverage universes of 25 names each in the mid cap space; often picking stocks which have been identified via the Small Cap / Supply Chain Network. Korea mid cap coverage is also being added this quarter, with the aim of rated coverage of 75 mid cap growth stocks on a Pan Asian basis, by the end of 2014. This is in addition to the Pan Asian large cap coverage of 150 Japanese and Asia-Ex names, and the target of 500 SC NET visits per annum.
3 Jun 2013
Ji ASIA expands Japan Research Team
Ji ASIA is pleased to announce that Sho “Jeff” Fukuhara has joined our Tokyo research team, to cover the Machinery sector on a Pan Asian basis. Jeffrey is trilingual in Mandarin, Japanese and English and has covered the sector for nearly five years, most recently at Merrill Lynch. Jeffrey has an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business as well as a Masters in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and a BsC in Engineering from the National Taiwan University. Tony Moyer will continue to cover the machinery sector, using his considerable experience now to focus entirely on Japan's wide-ranging and interesting small/mid-cap machinery industry, which we believe should benefit significantly from Japan's reflation. Ji ASIA now has its highest ever research headcount as it continues to strengthen its coverage of both Japan and Asia-ex. At its core, 17 senior analysts support Ji ASIA's research service, of whom 13 cover Japan on either a Pan Asian or Japan only basis. A majority of our analyst team remain based in Tokyo and we continue to service our longstanding client relationships to the best of our ability with a unique blend of local and regional analysis. Ji ASIA is looking to further build its team in Japan only equity research, with an emphasis on under-covered mid cap names, and we have increased the budget for the Ji Small Cap Network (SC NET) by 50% in 2013 to allow for a further 75 Japan small cap visit notes, selected either by the Small Cap Team or by bespoke request from Platinum ranked clients. We have entered an exciting new phase for the ‘SG-JI’ Alliance and we aim to continue developing our service to clients based on research experience, intimate knowledge of our markets, and innovative ideas. Sam Thawley Neil Juggins Co-Heads, Pan Asia Sector Research Ji ASIA
31 May 2013
London Conference 4th June 2013 at the Crown Plaza Hotel (City)
The SGJI Pan Asian Conference 2013 takes place in London next Tuesday June 4th at the Crown Plaza Hotel in the City. 123 Client to Corporate Contacts booked with 15 Corporates attending from Japan and Asia-Ex. 7 NDRs booked across UK and Europe. 5 JI sector analysts in town with 59 meetings arranged. Please speak to London Sales +44 207 469 6111 if you wish to participate.
13 May 2013
Ji ASIA Q1 results highlights
Ji ASIA Q1 results highlights. Q1 GBP total revenue +5.5% YoY. Commission revenue up 39% YoY. Net Profit for the quarter was GBP 123,000 (full year estimate GBP 100,000). Full Year forecasts unchanged at this point. For more details please see the Japanese language Tanshin report.
7 Apr 2013
Ji ASIA celebrates 10 Years of Equity Research
On 7th April 2003 Ji ASIA published it's first research report. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their support over our company's first decade. We now have offices in London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong and publish research on 40% of North Asia's market cap, backed by over 300 published small cap visits a year and a full direct research access programme with Conferences in London and Hong Kong. We remain determined to continue what we set out to do; to published unbiased research on interesting companies to the best of our abilities.
5 Apr 2013
London Pan Asian Research Conference Tuesday 4th June 2013
The annual Ji ASIA London Research Conference on Pan Asian companies will take place on Tuesday 4th June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 19 New Bridge St, London EC4. So far the managements of 17 Japanese and Asia-Ex companies have confirmed their attendance. There will be seven one-on-one slots per company and thematic lunch tables. Please contact your sales representative if you wish to attend.
23 Jan 2013
Asian Financial Services Career Opportunities Equities
Career opportunities at JI: Vacancies now exist for Corporate Access and graduate internship programme. Please see career page of website for more details.
27 Nov 2012
SGJI Pan Asian HK Conference 31 Corporates over 200 meeting slots already booked!
If you wish to attend our Pan Asian Conference (co hosted with SG) at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on December 12th please contact your sales representative. Over 200 one-to-one and one-to-few slots have already been booked for clients from London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and the USA.
31 Oct 2012
SGJI Pan Asian Conference Conrad Hotel Hong Kong Dec 12 2012
31 Corporates attending the SGJI Pan Asian Conference on December 12 2012 at the Conrad Hotel. Coffee and registration 0845. One on one and one to few slots available. Please contact your local JI sales representative in London / Hong Kong / Tokyo / New York.
14 May 2012
Japaninvest Group plc (Ji ASIA) announces a profit for Q1 2012
Japaninvest Group plc has announced a small profit for Q1 2012, driven by a sharp 55% rise in turnover as the SG-JI Alliance continues to gain market share, despite challenging markets. Q1 costs were contained, whilst maintaining the ongoing investment in the Pan Asian product. There are now 178 Pan Asian companies under rated coverage. The expansion of SC NET into Asia-Ex continues to develop ahead of schedule, with the 50 small caps in the Asia-Ex non-coverage universe now matching the 50 small caps in the Japan non-coverage universe. (SC NET non coverage names get two unrated update visit notes a year).
24 Apr 2012
Societe Generale has become Japaninvest Group plc's largest shareholder
Japaninvest Group plc is pleased to announce that Societe Generale, France's second largest bank, has acquired a 24.99% stake, becoming the group's largest shareholder. The price paid is Y7992 per share. Commenting on the transaction Rupert Eastwood (Japaninvest CEO) said; "This deal cements a successful Alliance which has seen strong revenue and client market share growth since inception. We look forward to working even more closely with SG going forward.' Mark Burges Watson (Japaninvest COO) commented; 'JI now has a fully integrated Pan Asian research and sales product, covering 177 stocks, which represents 40% of North Asian market cap. This transaction now formally binds our product offering to SG's excellent macro research and Pan Asian execution platform. SG and JI have created an excellent springboard to take Alliance revenues to the next level.'
17 Mar 2012
SG-JI Pan Asian London Conference Chancery Court Hotel May 29th 2012
Clients are welcome to join us at our SG-JI Pan Asian Conference at the Chancery Court Hotel in London on May 29th 2012. So far 20 Asian and Japanese corporates will be attending; either in person or via a video-conference link.
2 Mar 2012
Sam Thawley and Neil Juggins to be Co Heads of Pan Asian Equity Research at Ji ASIA
As part of JI's continued commitment to developing a seamless Pan Asian research platform, Sam Thawley and Neil Juggins have been appointed Co Heads of Pan Asian Equity Research at JI, managing a Pan Asian analyst team based in Hong Kong and Tokyo, covering over 150 companies across the region. This format continues to take market share under difficult market conditions, with JI revenues up over 50% in 2011.
2 Dec 2011
SG-JI Hong Kong Conference
Clients are welcome to join us at our SG-JI Pan Asian Conference in Hong Kong on December 6th 2011. 22 corporates 65 buy side clients, over 100 attendees. 200+ individual meetings. In the evening top rated SG Strategists Dylan Grice and Andy Lapthorne will be presenting on the 2012 Outlook, following by a canape dinner and French fine wine tasting.
28 Nov 2011
Small cap milestone
JI covers 65 large caps in Asia Ex, and just over 100 in Japan. We have been adding to our non coverage universe on small caps during the year. On 28 November the number of published visit notes for our Pan Asia Small Cap team exceeded 300 for 2011. The Small Cap Net 2011 visit reference book will be published on Monday 5th December. Please ask your sales contact for a copy.
30 May 2011
Ji ASIA Pan Asian London Conference 16th June 2011
First SG-JI Pan Asian Conference in London on June 16th 2011. 11 corporates, 40 buy side clients 50+ attendees with over 400 individual meetings booked in and around the Conference.
27 May 2011
SC NET Expands onto Pan Asian platform
Ji ASIA is pleased to announce the expansion of SC NET into Asia-Ex. We have now added 50 names in Hong Kong and Taiwan to the Non Coverage Universe of 100 small caps in Japan. This will expand to 100 names by December 2011. Update notes are published on a six monthly cycle. In addition to these 300 notes, there are a further 50 reports published on interesting visits outside the universe of names.
10 Jun 2010
Japaninvest teams up with Societe Generale
Japaninvest is pleased to announce an alliance with Societe Generale. The new arrangement will preserve Japaninvest's editorial independence, whilst allowing us to offer our research on a bundled basis. New resources will help the group to accelerate the ongoing expansion onto a Pan Asian platform. In this way we will be able to present our core strength in bottom up analysis in a way which better reflects the changes which have taken place in the Asian economy in the last few years. SG has an excellent macro product which will dovetail very well with our own, as well as a wealth of expertise in derivatives and structured products, allowing JI to present new ways of leveraging our fundamental ideas. SG's focus on 'alpha" rather than "coverage" provides a further attraction to JI. The alliance stipulates that Japaninvest will maintain its independent viewpoint & editorial control of its product. We are very excited that this innovative arrangement will provide considerable enhancements to our clients without compromising on our strong belief that product origination and product evaluation need to remain separate.
31 May 2010
2009 Extel Survey confirms Japaninvest's research excellence
The 2009 Extel Survey confirmed Japaninvest's position as the leading research venue on Japanese equities outside the major global banks, ranking the firm 16th behind Macquarie in the category "Leading Japanese brokerage firm for equity research",
24 May 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Torishima Pump (6363) to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Torishima Pump to discuss recent business developments
21 May 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Hoshizaki Electric (6465) to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Hoshizaki Electric to discuss recent business developments
18 May 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Chiyoda Corp (6366) to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Chiyoda Corp (6366) to discuss recent business developments
13 May 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Hamamatsu Photonics (6965) to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Hamamatsu Photonics to discuss recent business developments
12 May 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Tocalo (3433) to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Tocalo (3433) to discuss recent business developments
31 Mar 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Nikon (7731) to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Nikon (7731) to discuss recent business developments
31 Mar 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with CCC (4756) to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with CCC (4756) to discuss recent business developments
24 Mar 2010
Japaninvest arranges a series of one on one calls with Tokyo Electron (8035)
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Tokyo Electron to discuss recent business developments.
12 Mar 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with DeNA (2432) to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with DeNA to discuss recent business developments
1 Mar 2010
Japaninvest Group completes sale of IND-X majority stake
Japaninvest is pleased to announce the sale of a majority stake in its dealing subsidiary IND-X Securities to Leading Securities of Korea. IND-X will retain its operational independence, allowing it to continue to provide high quality, broker-neutral and anonymous execution services, whilst benefiting from the capital backing of a substantially bigger parent operation. The Japaninvest Group will continue to focus on Pan Asian research and sales, retaining a significant minority stake in the business.
23 Feb 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Kawasaki Kisen to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Kawasaki Kisen to discuss recent business developments
19 Feb 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Hirose Electric to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Hirose Electric to discuss recent business developments
18 Feb 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Yokogawa Electric to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Yokogawa Electric to discuss recent business developments
9 Feb 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Accordia Golf to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Accordia Golf to discuss recent business developments
26 Jan 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Haseko to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Haseko to discuss recent business developments
19 Jan 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Daito Trust to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Daito Trust to discuss recent business developments
15 Jan 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Sankyu to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Sankyu to discuss recent business developments
13 Jan 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Acom to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Acom to discuss recent business developments
8 Jan 2010
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Tocalo to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Tocalo to discuss recent business developments
14 Dec 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Nisshinbo to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Nisshinbo to discuss recent business developments
8 Dec 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Canon to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Canon to discuss recent business developments
1 Dec 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Sysmex to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Sysmex to discuss recent business developments
27 Nov 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Yamaha Motor to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Yamaha Motor to discuss recent business developments
17 Nov 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Hirose Electric to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Hirose Electric to discuss recent business developments
12 Nov 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Sekisui House to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Sekisui House to discuss recent business developments
10 Nov 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Nihon Koden to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Nihon Koden to discuss recent business developments
14 Oct 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Accordia Golf to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Accordia Golf to discuss recent business developments
2 Oct 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with TKC to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with TKC to discuss recent business developments
1 Oct 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Daiichikosho to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Daiichikosho to discuss recent business developments
29 Sep 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Doshisha to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Doshisha to discuss recent business developments
25 Sep 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Kawasaki Kisen to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Kawasaki Kisen to discuss recent business developments
24 Sep 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Ariake Japan to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Ariake Japan to discuss recent business developments
18 Sep 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Sekisui House to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Sekisui House to discuss recent business developments
15 Sep 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Inpex to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Inpex to discuss recent business developments
11 Sep 2009
New initiative for the small cap network
Japaninvest's small cap network has visited and published research on 40 undercovered companies since launch. Client feedback has been very positive and so for 2010 we are announcing an extension to the service, to include all IPOs. We will also write on all companies which list on Tokyo AIM.
11 Sep 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Kurita to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Kurita to discuss recent business developments
9 Sep 2009
Japan-Asia focus reports
Japaninvest has just published its first Japan-Asia focus report. These reports will cover actionable thematic ideas on a Pan Asian basis, with input from our research teams in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Coverage areas include, commodities, shipping, steels, autos, capital goods, technology and new energy. The first publication, now out, looks at the better prospects for the container shipping market, where we believe consensus is now too bearish.
8 Sep 2009
Japaninvest S-C Network - targets 60+ company visits by year end
<span>Japaninvest launched the S-C Network in May 2009 and has now visited and written on in excess of 30 companies, ranging from micro cap companies such as Watabe Wedding (4696) to interesting, often undercovered larger caps such as Toppan Forms (7862). The S-C Net Network is overseen by top rated Ji Small Cap analyst, Kazue Yanagisawa.<span>&nbsp; </span>The initiative was designed to address what we perceive to be an industry- wide loss of coverage on interesting, small cap Japanese stocks, thereby releasing value to both companies and investors.<span>&nbsp; </span>Our research screening reveals over 2000 Japanese companies with no analyst coverage at all: over 500 of these companies have a market cap greater than $100m.&nbsp; We continue to target stocks which have sufficient market cap and liquidity to be deemed investable.<span>&nbsp; </span>The team remains be very responsive to client demand.<span>&nbsp; </span>We believe small cap valuations in Japan are currently overly low and with the DPJ government set to make significant changes, we have increased our focus on &quot;DPJ beneficiaries&quot; in areas such as consumption and outsourcing.&nbsp; We aim to have written on around 60-75 companies by November 2009 (6 months after launch).&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /></span>
7 Sep 2009
Makita conference calls
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Makita to discuss recent business developments
3 Sep 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Exedy to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Exedy to discuss recent business developments
3 Sep 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with NTT DoCoMo to discuss recent business developments
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with NTT DoCoMo to discuss recent business developments
25 Aug 2009
Further calls with JGC
Japaninvest has arranged a further series of one on one calls with LNG plant engineer JGC Corp at the request of clients to discuss recent business developments
29 Jul 2009
Japaninvest announces the appointment of Sam Thawley/Pan Asia Analyst
Japaninvest is pleased to announce the appointment of Samuel Thawley as Head of Research in Tokyo. In addition to being Head of Research, Sam will assume coverage of Steel & Commodity-related stocks - sectors in which he has a lot of experience and where he was very highly rated when previously on the sell-side in Japan. Sam will include some relevant Pan Asian coverage in support of the growing HK/China research team at our Hong Kong research broking subsidiary, JI Asia. Samuel was most recently at the Rand Corporation. Sam joins the Japaninvest team next week.
28 Jul 2009
Japaninvest arranges conference calls with JGC
Japaninvest has arranged one on one conference calls between clients and the management of JGC.
16 Jul 2009
Conference calls with Disco
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Disco to discuss recent business developments
14 Jul 2009
T & D Holdings conference calls
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with T & D Holdings to discuss recent business developments
13 Jul 2009
Conference calls with Haseko
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Haseko to discuss recent business developments
8 Jul 2009
Daiei conference calls
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Daiei to discuss recent business developments
3 Jul 2009
Credit Saison conference calls
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Credit Saison to discuss recent business developments
26 Jun 2009
Japaninvest calls with Ariake Japan
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Ariake Japan to discuss recent business developments
15 Jun 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Mori Seiki
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Mori Seiki to discuss recent business developments
12 Jun 2009
<font size="2"><font face="Arial">&ldquo;Tony Moyer became the No. 1 in Analyst Ranking by the weekly newspaper <em><span style="font-style: italic">Business Eye</span></em> (8 June edition) on his recommendation of JSW with an annualized return of 290%.</font></font> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial">Tony changed his rating on the stock from Sell to Buy on 23 October 23, a few days before 27 October when the share price recorded the lowest price (Y462) after the Lehman shock. He says that JSW is nuclear power station-related, and that it can expect new construction demand in countries including China and replacement demand of obsolete facilities in Europe and Japan.&rdquo;</span> <p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial"><em><span style="font-style: italic">Business Eye</span></em> </span></font></p>
3 Jun 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Nihon Nohyaku
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Nihon Nohyaku to discuss recent business developments
3 Jun 2009
Japaninvest announces the retirement of Chairman Sir John Whitehead
Japaninvest Non Executive Chairman Sir John Whitehead has retired and will assume the post of Honorary President. We thank him for his great contribution to our business over the past five years.
3 Jun 2009
Japaninvest announces the appointment of Julie Craddock as Chairman
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Non Executive Director Julie Craddock will succeed Sir John Whitehead as Chairman. Julie has been a non executive director for several years and brings her wealth of Asian investment banking experience to the role
21 May 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Hoshizaki Electric
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Hoshizaki Electric to discuss recent business developments
23 Apr 2009
Japaninvest arranges client conference calls with Snow Brand
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls with Snow Brand to discuss recent business developments
21 Apr 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Credit Saison
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Credit Saison to discuss recent business developments
10 Apr 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Daiei
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Daiei to discuss recent business developments
4 Apr 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Doutor-Nichires
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Doutor-Nichires to discuss recent business developments
5 Mar 2009
Japaninvest arranges client call with NTT Urban
Japaninvest has arranged a client call with NTT Urban to discuss recent business developments
4 Mar 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Sony Financial
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Sony Financial to discuss recent business developments.
20 Feb 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Miraca
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Miraca to discuss recent business developments
15 Feb 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Sysmex.
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Sysmex to discuss recent business developments
10 Feb 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Makita.
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Makita to discuss recent business developments
5 Feb 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Hokuto
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Hokuto to discuss recent business developments
13 Jan 2009
Michael Thomas joins Japaninvest as a Non Executive Director
Japaninvest Group plc is please to announce that Michael Thomas has joined the company as a Non Executive Director. Michael been involved in Japanese equities for 34 years. He launched the very successful Japan Unit Trust for Martin Currie in 1989. He remains a non executive director of the Martin Currie Pacific Trust and of Polar Capital in London. His experience will prove invaluable as Japaninvest expands from being a one country research boutique into a pan Asian niche broker.
13 Jan 2009
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Gourmet Navigator.
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Gourmet Navigator to discuss recent business developments.
12 Dec 2008
Japaninvest hires Steve Myers to cover technology sector
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Steve Myers will be joining in January 2009 to cover the technology sector. Steve Myers has 25 years of industry experience, gained first at Intel and, subsequently , as an analyst at Jardine Fleming from 1987-2001. Steve Myers most recently covered technology stocks at Lehman Brothers and HSBC.
10 Dec 2008
Yanagisawa tops Fuji Sankei analyst survey
Yanagisawa-san, Japaninvest's small cap analyst was number one ranked in a recent Fuji Sankei poll for her recommendation on Culture Convenience Club, topping analysts from global and Japanese houses as well as other boutiques.
4 Dec 2008
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Nihon Koden.
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Nihon Koden to discuss recent business developments.
25 Nov 2008
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Credit Saison.
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Credit Saison to discuss recent business developments.
17 Nov 2008
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Shimachu.
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Shimachu to discuss recent business developments.
6 Nov 2008
IND-X sponsors TradeTech Asia in Singapore
IND-X is proud to be sponsoring TradeTech Asia, 2008, the 5th annual Asian institutional equity trading conference in Singapore.
4 Nov 2008
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Izumi.
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Izumi to discuss recent business developments.
31 Oct 2008
Japaninvest arranges client conference calls with Chiyoda Shoe
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Chiyoda Shoe to discuss recent business developments.
7 Oct 2008
Mark Brown (JI Real Estate) is marketing in the US and UK.
Mark Brown, Japaninvest's Real Estate analyst is marketing to clients in the US and UK.
5 Oct 2008
Q4 Macro Outlook
Japaninvest is neutral on Japanese equities for Q4. We have revised our TPX target to 1000 from 1250. Our forecasts for recessions in the US (made in Q4 07) and Eurozone (made Q1 08) are now consensus. We see significant downside risk in China. In Japan we see significant 2H profit risk, especially in non manufacturing. We continue to expect commodities to cool and revise our oil price target from $100 (Q3) to $75 (Q4). We continue to believe that the dollar has fundamentally turned, and will recover on a multi year basis from here.
3 Oct 2008
IND-X shows strong progress in weak markets
IND-X, the independent broker neutral execution platform majority owned by Japaninvest has made very good progress during H1 2008, despite weak markets. Industry leading CSA commission management software (PORT) and strong execution performance (according to independent TCA analysis) has attracted 10 IRPs to its membership scheme, with approximately 30 research providers now being paid through the PORT system, including Japaninvest. There are more than 20 buyside institutions using IND-X's execution capability across the spectrum of EU and Asian developed markets. 10 execution brokers provide algorithms or DMA access on the IND-X panel. Trading is live time from offices in London and Hong Kong.
1 Oct 2008
Japaninvest hires Adrian Gornall in Hong Kong
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Adrian Gornall has joined our Japan sales team, based in our Hong Kong office. Adrian has spent 13 years in Japanese equities, most recently at CLSA.
30 Sep 2008
Japaninvest arranges client conference calls with Fuyo General Lease
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Fuyo General Lease to discuss recent business developments.
29 Sep 2008
Japaninvest arranges client conference calls with Culture Convenience Club
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Culture Convenience Club to discuss recent business developments.
11 Sep 2008
Japaninvest arranges client conference calls with Daito Trust
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Daito Trust, to discuss recent business developments
4 Sep 2008
Chris Newton to join Japaninvest sales desk in London
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Chris Newton is joining the Japan sales desk in London. Chris has 20 years experience selling Japanese equities at JPM and HSBC.
3 Sep 2008
Steve Usher marketing to clients in the US
Steve Usher - Japaninvest autos analyst, marketing to clients on the US East Coast.
2 Sep 2008
Japaninvest arranges client conference calls with Atrium
Japaninvest has arranged a series of one on one calls for clients with Atrium, to discuss the ongoing difficulties in the real estate market
1 Aug 2008
Japaninvest publishes 48 rated notes during Q2 including 13 initiations. 71% BUY 29% SELL.
Japaninvest publishes 48 rated notes during Q2 including 13 initiations. 71% BUY 29% SELL. JI research also published 42 research updates. The analyst team is now the largest since JI commenced operations in 2003.
16 Jul 2008
Q3 Macro strategy: US dollar to begin multi year recovery, oil to fall to USD 100.
Q3 Macro strategy: US dollar to begin multi year recovery, oil to fall to USD 100. "H2 2008 is likely to see actual recession spread to the UK and in all probability to the Eurozone. Growth in Asia is likely to slow sharply. For Japan this brings two significant benefits and they need to be factored in: The US dollar starts to pick up and the market for commodities starts to cool, with oil dropping below $100."
15 Jul 2008
Yamato-san joins Japaninvest to cover the retail sector
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Mikihiko Yamato has joined our Tokyo research department to cover the retail sector. Fully bilingual, Yamato gained his MBA in the US and spent 6 years in Japanese equity research at global houses before joining the buy side as a hedge fund analyst. JI's Tokyo research team now the largest it has been since the business started in 2003.
1 Jun 2008
IND-X gains Hong Kong regulatory licence
IND-X Securities Limited is pleased to announce that IND-X Securities (Asia) Ltd has been licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. The launch of IND-X
1 May 2008
Ken Gordon (QI Crossborder) marketing to clients in Japan and Australia.
Ken Gordon (QI Crossborder) marketing to clients in Japan and Australia.
1 May 2008
Steve Usher (Japaninvest autos analyst) marketing to clients in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Steve Usher (Japaninvest autos analyst) marketing to clients in Singapore and Hong Kong.
1 May 2008
IND-X commences trading in UK equities.
IND-X has started trading in UK equities, on behalf of UK clients, in support of the Group&rsquo;s commission share activities. During 2H 08 our execution capability will extend from UK and Japan to include major continental European markets and developed North Asia.
1 Apr 2008
IND-X opens Hong Kong Office.
IND-X our majority Japaninvest owned execution hub has opened an office in Hong Kong. The office will provide a live market dealing desk for offshore clients in Japanese and developed North Asian equities.
1 Apr 2008
Steve Usher (Japaninvest autos analyst) marketing to clients on US west coast.
Steve Usher (Japaninvest autos analyst) marketing to clients on US west coast.
1 Apr 2008
William Nestuk (Japaninvest auto parts analyst) marketing to clients in the US.
William Nestuk (Japaninvest auto parts analyst) marketing to clients in the US.
1 Mar 2008
Nihon Nohyaku management conference call with Japaninvest clients in the EU and Asia.
Nihon Nohyaku management conference call with Japaninvest clients in the EU and Asia. Since our BUY initiation in Sept 07 the stock has been one of the best performers on the TSE.
1 Mar 2008
Brian Waterhouse (Japaninvest Banks analyst) marketing to clients in the EU and US.
Brian Waterhouse (Japaninvest Banks analyst) marketing to clients in the EU and US.
1 Mar 2008
Japaninvest publishes 54 rated notes during Q1, including 15 initiations. 62% BUY 38% SELL.
Japaninvest publishes 54 rated notes during Q1, including 15 initiations. 62% BUY 38% SELL.
1 Mar 2008
Danny Holder (former senior dealer for Dalton Strategic Partners) appointed CEO of IND-X Securities (Asia) Ltd.
IND-X is pleased to announce that Danny Holder, former a senior dealer for Dalton Strategic Partners in London has been appointed CEO of IND-X Securities (Asia) Ltd. Danny will oversee the development of the Group&rsquo;s live time trading capabilities in the Japanese and North Asian markets.
1 Feb 2008
Justin Weiss (Japaninvest Internet / Electronic Retailer analyst) marketing to clients in the US.
Justin Weiss (Japaninvest Internet / Electronic Retailer analyst) marketing to clients in the US.
1 Jan 2008
Yanagisawa-san (Japaninvest small caps analyst) marketing to clients in the US.
Yanagisawa-san (Japaninvest small caps analyst) marketing to clients in the US.
1 Jan 2008
Japaninvest launches Quant subsidiary QI Crossborders.
Japaninvest has launched QI-X a subsidiary business designed to provide clients with customised and optimised quantitative capabilities on a cost effective basis.
1 Dec 2007
IND-X commission management software platform PORT becomes operational.
PORT provides clients with an on line &amp; highly secure commission management system. Through PORT you can see all trades through multiple brokers as soon as they settle, instantly view all your commission targets and run rates, receive e mail alerts on your commission run rates, move money between research broker pots, view all execution details including Best Execution benchmarking. You can pay all your research relationships via a secure &amp; automated on line system and download all key data to Excel.
1 Nov 2007
IND-X Securities launched.
Japaninvest is pleased to announce the launch of IND-X Securities, the Group&rsquo;s independently managed broker neutral order taking hub for the independent research sector. IND-X will offer clients access through one anonymous portal to a panel of execution brokers, including dark pools. Best Execution will be rigorously monitored on a quarterly basis by a third party PTA provider. The launch coincides with level II implementation of MiFID, the EU&rsquo;s &ldquo;Markets in Financial Instruments&rdquo; Directive.
1 Oct 2007
Tony Moyer joins Japaninvest in Tokyo to cover machinery sector.
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Tony Moyer has joined Japaninvest to cover the machinery sector. Tony had extensive experience as a machinery analyst at WI Carr in Tokyo before returning to academia in the US.
1 Oct 2007
Shiro Yoshioka joins Japaninvest in Tokyo to cover financials and non banks.
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Shiro Yoshioka has joined our Tokyo research department to provide coverage of the financials and non banks. Yoshioka-san was previously a non bank financials analyst at Mizuho Securities.
1 Sep 2007
Japaninvest COO Mark Burges Watson letter to the Financial Times
Japaninvest COO Mark Burges Watson FT Letter. &ldquo;There should be a clear distinction in capital markets between product origination and product evaluation&rdquo;.
1 Aug 2007
Takeshi Shima joins Japaninvest as a senior institutional salesperson in Tokyo.
Japaninvest is please to announce that Takeshi Shima has joined Japaninvest as a senior institutional salesperson in Tokyo. Previously Shima-san worked for WestLB.
1 Aug 2007
Peter Twist appointed CEO of IND-X Securities Ltd.
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Peter Twist, formerly the Group&rsquo;s Tokyo-based Director of New Business Development has been appointed CEO of IND-X Securities Ltd, the Group&rsquo;s new broker neutral execution hub. Peter has relocated to the UK.
1 Jun 2007
Peter Twist joins Japaninvest as a Director of New Business Development.
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Peter Twist has joined Japaninvest in Tokyo as Director, New Business Development. Peter was formerly Head of Sales and Sales Trading for HSBC in Tokyo.
1 May 2007
Megumi Takayama joins Japaninvest as an institutional salesperson in London.
Japaninvest is pleased to announce that Megumi Takayama has joined Japaninvest as an institutional salesperson in London. Previously Megumi worked for Bloomberg LLP. Megumi has an MPhil from Cambridge University and an MA from SOAS.