Dec 11, 2015

Hedge fund founder says Abe's activist army 'doing it wrong'

Jamie Rosenwald, who’s been buying Japanese shares since 1972, says short-sighted activists are failing to make the most of one of the biggest opportunities for investors in decades. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s governance overhaul is about getting executives to invest excess capital, not just ...

Mar 17, 2015

Investment adviser pins hopes on corporate governance code

The nation’s planned corporate governance code, to be introduced in June, will help Japanese companies to grow, said Colin Melvin, chief executive officer of British investment advisory firm Hermes EOS. The code will “promote sustainable growth of Japanese companies and long-term value creation,” Melvin ...

Mar 16, 2015

A corporate governance cure-all?

New Tokyo Stock Exchange rules requiring all companies listed on its First and Second sections to have at least two independent outside directors on their board is in line with the Abe administration's push to beef up corporate governance as a way of luring ...