Monex Activist Fund schedules launch of public offering

Maria Nikolova

The publicly offered investment trust fund sold by Monex Inc. and managed by Monex Asset Management, Inc. uses investment advice from Japan Catalyst, Inc.

Monex Inc, a subsidiary of Monex Group, Inc. (TYO:8698), today announces that on June 10, 2020, it will begin a public offering of Monex Activist Fund.

In order to stimulate sustainable growth in companies, the Fund will conduct engagement that is long-term, ongoing and beneficial for both investors and companies alike with an emphasis on contributing to the long-term performance goals of Japanese individual investors. That is why Monex dubs the Fund’s efforts as “Activist 2.0.” Oki Matsumoto, chairman of Monex, Inc., will utilize his more than 20 years of experience in leading Monex Group to lead the engagement with top management and board members of the companies the Fund is invested in.

The Fund is a publicly offered investment trust fund sold by Monex Inc. and managed by Monex Asset Management, Inc. based on investment advice from Japan Catalyst, Inc., a Monex Group company. The selection of investment target companies will be based on thorough, bottom-up research and focused on Japanese companies that are trying to undergo transformation.

Monex Activist Fund has three characteristics:

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

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