Japanese online securities cos to start offering Monex Activist Fund

Maria Nikolova

Rakuten Securities will begin sales of the Fund on August 17, 2020, followed by SBI SECURITIES, au Kabucom Securities, and Matsui Securities.

Monex Asset Management, a subsidiary of Monex Group, Inc. (TYO:8698), today announces that following Monex, Inc.’s public offering of Monex Activist Fund, other Japanese online securities companies will also begin selling the Fund.

The Fund had its first public offering by Monex, Inc., on June 10, 2020. Rakuten Securities, Inc. will begin sales of the Fund on August 17, 2020, followed by SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. on August 21st, au Kabucom Securities Co., Ltd. on August 28th, and Matsui Securities Co., Ltd. on August 31st.

The Fund focuses on contributing to the long-term performance goals of Japanese individual investors. In this sense, Monex believes the Fund’s efforts can be coined, “Activist 2.0.”

Monex Activist Fund has three characteristics:

  • Investments are primarily in Japanese companies undergoing transformation;
  • Engagement will take place in a comprehensive manner by a group of professionals based in
  • Japan;
  • The Fund seeks to realize a totally new type of engagement with individual investors.

Selection of investment target companies will be based on thorough, bottom-up research and focused on Japanese companies that are trying to undergo transformation. Through effective engagement, the Fund aims to create, raise and unleash corporate value.

The Fund is a publicly offered investment trust fund managed by Monex Asset Management based on investment advice from Japan Catalyst, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Monex Group, Inc.

Through management of the Fund, Monex Asset Management seeks to grow customer assets and contribute to the revitalization of Japan’s markets.

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