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Neuberger launches Japan ESG equity Ucits fund

Japanese-equitiesNeuberger Berman, the New York-based employee-owned investment manager, has launched a Ucits fund as part of its Japanese equity engagement strategy.

The fund seeks to make returns through active engagement and constructive dialogue with Japanese small and mid-cap companies.

It will also seek to achieve a better risk-adjusted return relative to its benchmark over the long term.

Tokyo-based Keita Kubota, head of Japanese equities at Neuberger Berman, will manage the fund.

Kubota said: “Corporate governance has never been more firmly on the Japanese government’s agenda, and we are seeing a new level of open-mindedness amongst companies to change and improve.

"We believe now is the time to find undervalued Japanese equities through using a fundamental research approach with active and constructive engagement. Our team’s local knowledge, coupled with Neuberger’s global equity research expertise, will be key to generating long-term returns for clients.”

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