Nomura Funds Ireland – Japan Strategic Value Fund

Our fund aims to take advantage of the twin themes of stock undervaluation and corporate restructuring to unlock value. We believe that the playing out of these themes will be a major driver of the Japanese equity market over the coming years.

Our Investment Approach

The fund management team uses a bottom-up investment strategy focused exclusively on individual stock selection decisions and driven by fundamental company analysis.

In order to identify stocks whose market prices are below their intrinsic value, the team employs a dual quantitative and qualitative approach. Our quantitative screen uses various indicators including the M&A ratio. Our qualitative process allows flexibility to focus on the key factors determining long-term outperformance.

Our fund aims to outperform the TOPIX Index by +3% p.a. with an associated risk level of around up to 10% p.a.

Background to Investing

This strategy is the result of several years of development on the part of Nomura. Launched in 2000 and initially only available to Japanese investors, it has produced a very good performance record since inception. The fund’s continued success is attributable to the established and stable investment team, substantial research platform and a consistent, unconstrained, value orientated, bottom-up approach.

Investment Style

In a nutshell, our approach is:

  • Bottom-up
  • Value-orientated
  • Has no market-cap bias
  • Has no sector constraints
  • Has a long-term investment time horizon
Potential significant risks
By focusing its investments in Japan, the fund will have greater exposure to the market, political and economic risks of that country than if it was more diversified across a number of countries.

Investment Objective

To achieve long-term capital growth through investment in a portfolio of Japanese equity securities. A long-term strategy focusing on the unlocking of value at stock level, emphasising the long-term investment theme of improving returns at a corporate level. The approach is unconstrained and driven by in-depth research and fundamental analysis.

Fund Size

USD 745.0 million (as at 31.05.2022)

Investment Company

Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd.

Fund Manager

vipul Yoshihiro Miyazaki, CMA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd., Tokyo

Launch Date


Base Currency


Universe Sector

Morningstar Universe: Japan Large-Cap Equity

IA Sector: Japan




Ireland (Nomura Funds Ireland Plc)

Lead ISINs


I GBP: IE00B3W35Q81



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Fund Monthly Factsheet Fund Snapshot
Class I JPY
Class A JPY
Class R JPY
Class R EUR Hedged

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