Will increased engagement mean surge in returns for Japanese shareholders?

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 Joe Bauernfreund, manager of the AVI Japan Opportunity trust
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Joe Bauernfreund, manager of the AVI Japan Opportunity trust

When it comes to the Japanese market currently, cash is in abundance, valuation metrics are not stretched and corporates have the capacity to increase returns to shareholders.

With pressure from regulators and financial institutions, companies have become increasingly aware that shareholders do matter. By the end of November 2018, announced TOPIX buybacks had matched the...

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