- Japan Large-Cap Equity
- Total Assets
- Inception Date
- May 19, 2000
- Wilton Place Dublin, Ireland
- +33 1 44941900
|Makoto Egami joined Comgest in 2013 and is a Tokyo-based Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in Japanese equities. He started his career in 2001 at JP Morgan Chase in Tokyo as a credit Analyst and went on to work for U.S.-based Taiyo Pacific Partners as an investment professional before moving on to Macquarie as a Japanese small-mid cap Analyst. Makoto also held the position of senior industry Analyst at Google Japan. He graduated from Keio University with a BA in Economics and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (USA), as well as the CMA from the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.
|Richard Kaye joined Comgest in 2009 and is a Tokyo-based Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in Japanese equities. He is also a member of the Comgest Group's Investment Committee. With a wealth of experience in Japanese equities, Richard became co-lead of Comgest’s Japan equity strategy upon joining the Group. He started his career in 1994 as an Analyst with the Industrial Bank of Japan and then joined Merrill Lynch in the same role in 1996. In 2005 he moved to the Wellington Management Company in Boston as a Portfolio Manager of Japanese TMT stocks. Richard graduated from Oxford University where he majored in Oriental Studies.
|Chantana Ward joined Comgest in 1999 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager specialising in Japanese equities. She is also a non-executive member of the Board of Partners. Chantana co-leads portfolios within Comgest’s Asia including Japan and Japanese equity strategies, and has been an important contributor to the development of these strategies. Based in Paris, she travels regularly to Japan to research companies and spend time with the Tokyo-based team members. Chantana holds an MSc in Finance from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in New York, a dual diploma with The American University of Paris.
|Vincent Strauss joined Comgest in 1994 and is today CEO of the firm and Chairman of Comgest Global Investors.Vincent started his career at Crédit Commercial de France where he was instrumental in expanding the bank’s provision of corporate finance services. In 1982, he joined Banque Indosuez where he became lead Portfolio Manager of the bank’s Asian equities portfolios. He was then a Director at Batif before moving to Multifinance International and then to Comgest.
|He started his career as a fund manager for the Européenne de Banque in 1987, and went on to work for Fidelity Management & Research Co. and Natwest Securities Asia as a senior analyst. In 1998 he became Head of Research for Crédit Lyonnais International Asset Management in Tokyo, responsible for Japan as well as Korea, China and Taiwan. He joined Comgest in May 2001 as a portfolio manager and an analyst.
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