Kathleen Chu

For Kathleen Chu's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japanese AI hedge fund paves way for evolution of trading

Aug 22, 2016

Japanese AI hedge fund paves way for evolution of trading

Yoshinori Nomura felt like weeping. It was the morning of June 24, Brexit day, and markets were moving against him. Well, not against him, exactly. It was the hedge fund manager’s self-learning computer program that had placed the bet, selling Japanese stock-index futures before ...

Unfriendly activist battles Japan CEOs to wrest returns by force

May 10, 2016

Unfriendly activist battles Japan CEOs to wrest returns by force

Tsuyoshi Maruki stands out like a lone wolf in Japan, where societal intolerance for aggressive shareholder campaigns has spurred a breed of friendly activists. Not Maruki. Where persuasion does not work, he turns to techniques that include banding with other investors to oust management ...

Japan Post Insurance to boost foreign debt as JGB yields plunge

Feb 19, 2016

Japan Post Insurance to boost foreign debt as JGB yields plunge

Japan Post Insurance Co., the nation’s biggest insurer by assets, plans to increase investments in foreign debt to boost returns as the central bank’s negative interest rate policy sends government bond yields to unprecedented lows. The insurer, which has more than half of its ...

Ten perfect Valentine's Days in 10 global cities

Feb 9, 2016

Ten perfect Valentine's Days in 10 global cities

Early stroll: The Limmat River in Zurich, A beautiful place for a morning walk before your big date. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the observation tower on Uetliberg Mountain. | BLOOMBERG ZURICH 12 p.m., Feb. 13: Take the SZU train from ...

Salarymen sidelined as Chinese descend on Japan property market

Jul 3, 2015

Salarymen sidelined as Chinese descend on Japan property market

The trend has already hit Sydney, Vancouver and the U.S. Now it’s happening in Japan: busloads of real estate buyers from China are coming in, buying up homes and pushing prices higher. Realty agencies in Beijing are organizing twice-monthly tours to Tokyo and Osaka, ...