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Naoya Nishimura

Naoya Nishimura
Vice President, Equity Solutions Research

About the Contributor

Naoya Nishimura is a Vice President in the Equity Solutions Research team. He works with asset owners and managers on using MSCI indexes and analytics. Previously, Naoya was an investment strategist and portfolio manager at T&D Asset Management and Resona Bank. He started his career at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Naoya holds a B.S. from Kyoto University and an MBA in Finance from Hitotsubashi University. He is a CFA Charterholder.

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  1. BLOG

    Would Integrating ESG in Chinese Equities Have Worked? 

    Jul 7, 2020 Naoya Nishimura , Shuo Xu

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    ESG ratings have reflected financial risk and returns in developed-market and emerging-market equities. But was this true in China, where ESG considerations are still in their infancy?

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    Best practices for Japanese equity indexes 

    Apr 28, 2020 Naoya Nishimura

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    Planned reforms in the stock exchange of Japan sparked a debate on investability and market representativeness of the country’s domestic benchmark index. We investigated three approaches to market-cap-weighted equity indexes.

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    What it may mean for Japanese stocks if easy money ends 

    Nov 22, 2018 Naoya Nishimura

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    Some observers are concerned that when the Bank of Japan (BOJ) eventually ends its ultra-easy monetary policy, it could hurt the Japanese stock market. Part of this concern stems from the fact that the BOJ’s unconventional monetary policy involves purchasing Japanese exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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    Is Japan’s “lost decade” over? 

    Aug 14, 2018 Naoya Nishimura

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    The Japanese equity market’s spectacular crash in the early 1990s is referred to as the “lost decade.” Recently, this period has been extended to include the decade that followed. Despite this, most Japanese investors continue to favor an outsized domestic equity allocation. This home bias has come with a huge opportunity cost. Since the end of 1987, the cumulative return of global stocks was over 1,400% in yen terms, while the cumulative return of Japanese stocks was only 49%.