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
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.
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...