AUM rose 14% over 2015
Falling shares around the world
Data from TrackInsight
When Abenomics was launched and large-scale QE introduced to much fanfare a few years ago, the bold message communicated was we could expect monetary policy easing on a scale not previously seen.
Small- and mid-caps overlooked
In Asia, there is a tradition of naming the year after one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac – 2016 is the year of the monkey.
The Bank of Japan has cut interest rates to -0.1% as policymakers try to keep their economic plans intact in the face of global headwinds.
Japan's equity markets topped performance charts last year, despite ongoing concerns about the effectiveness of Abenomics and the impact of China's slowdown.
Japan remains a cyclical market due to its large exposure to global manufacturing sectors relative to other major markets, as well as relative to its own economy.
Equity markets across the globe have staged a come-back after falling into a bear market earlier this week, boosted by hopes of further stimulus measures from the ECB and a 6% rise in oil prices.
FTSE 100 dipped below 5,685 points
With growth low but erratic and inflation well below the Bank of Japan's target rate of 2%, the achievements of Abenomics are looking distinctly limited.
Investors had to negotiate challenging times in 2015, but which sectors were the ones to back, and where was best avoided?
Trading on China's Shanghai Composite index was halted in the first session of 2016 after shares plunged 7%.
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Eclectica founder Hugh Hendry explains why Japan should still be a mainstay of investors' portfolios, and why he would not be surprised if the country is pushed into more radical actions in the future.
Investment Week asks managers where they believe the best opportunities and key risks lie in the forthcoming 12 months.
Japanese redemption offset flows into convertibles
Which funds topped the chart?
As 2015 draws to a close, Japan watchers have grown increasingly concerned the country's reform programme, or Abenomics, is failing to kick-start the economy. Despite unprecedented amounts of monetary stimulus, GDP growth estimates for Japan have lagged...
RWC Partners' Corinna Arnold argues that for investors trying to get a handle on underlying trends in Japan, it is worth stepping back and looking at the big picture.
Allianz GI's Simon Gergel explains how changes in macro and micro-economic factors could provide large-cap stocks with a significant boost in the coming years.
Matthew Read, senior analyst at QuotedData, analyses how two different trusts invested in Japan are benefiting – or not – from the country's internationalisation and Shinzo Abe's three arrows reform agenda.
Abe's non-approval rates have risen to match his approval rates, and further political uncertainty will present a large hurdle to progress, says Genzo Kimura, economist at SuMi Trust.