In March 2022, Nomura Asset Management (“NAM”) announced the launch of Project BRIDGE.
The project leverages NAM’s network to promote the appeal of Japanese equities to investors around the global through the medium of NAM’s Japan equity strategies. Alongside this, the Engagement Department, which was established in November 2021, will be leading efforts to deepen our understanding of portfolio company business strategies and the environments they occupy, while working to improve their corporate value through constructive dialogue.
Through our engagement activities, NAM will seek to bridge the gap between the market valuations of Japanese companies and their true potential. In doing so, we hope to connect global investors and Japanese companies and enhance Japan’s role and presence as an international capital market.
Japanese companies have the technological expertise and growth potential to compete with their peers globally.
However, their true value is not reflected in current market valuations.
Through our engagement activities, NAM will seek to bridge the gap between the true potential of Japanese companies and their market valuations.
Engagement (Dialogue with Portfolio Companies)
A deep understanding of investee companies and their business environment is the starting point of constructive dialogue. Through these activities, NAM seeks to improve both the social value and economic value of the companies within our portfolios.