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For Institutional Investors in Australia

Asia Pacific Ex Japan Equity

Focuses on Asian companies with strong franchise positions and enduring track records of execution.

Overview

ABOUT THIS STRATEGY

This is an all-cap, high-conviction Asia Pacific ex Japan strategy focused on companies with strong franchises, high return on equity and management with a proven track record of execution. We believe that high-quality companies, if bought at the right price, should produce outperformance relative to the market over a three- to five-year time horizon.

The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Past Performance is not a guide to future performance. No investment strategy, including a protection strategy, can ensure a profit or eliminate the risk of loss.

INVESTMENT APPROACH

Best ideas portfolio
We look to create a high-conviction Asia Pacific ex-Japan portfolio without significant constraints at sector or country levels. We seek to achieve a truly active portfolio strategy with a focus on stock picking as the main driver of relative returns, characterized by a low portfolio turnover and a disciplined approach, supported by fundamental in-house research.

Balance between core and dynamic stocks
The strategy seeks to consist of a core of quality stocks, with emphasis on companies with consistently high return on equity, strong franchise position and sustainability of returns, low levels of debt and a proven record of management and governance. The strategy will be supplemented by an allocation to dynamic stocks with the aim to diversify performance drivers and generate strong relative returns across different market conditions and typically includes companies exhibiting “growth at reasonable price” (GARP) characteristics.

Team-based approach
Our team comprises a depth of talent, with expertise across Asia Pacific ex Japan. Synergies arise from the collaborative research process, collegial environment and the constructive challenging of existing views.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Daniel J. Graña, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1995. Joined Firm in 2019.

Matthew Culley

Portfolio Manager | Research Analyst

Industry since 2008. Joined Firm in 2019.

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