Japan grounding is a perfect pedigree for Matrix Asia fund

Fri Jul 24, 2009

Rupert Foster has parlayed his knowledge of Japan into a region-wide strategy that aims to ride Asia's growth story to what he predicts will be new market heights in the next few years

Japan funds have gone through the full market cycle, from the heady heights of four or five years ago, to the murky depths of the past three years, since the breaking of the Livedoor scandal, and the effective demise of Japan as a leading investment strategy.

Rupert Foster

This has left many Japan hedge fund managers in an untenable position - but deftly turning the skills used to manage a Japan fund to a strategy with wider reach has proved the saving grace for two managers.

While JKIM's Simon Jones has successfully branched out to invest in debt and currencies as well as equities across the whole Asia Pacific region (see pages 12-13), Matrix's Rupert Foster has done...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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