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Naoya Nishimura

Naoya Nishimura

Executive Director, MSCI Research

Naoya Nishimura is an Executive Director 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.

Research and Insights

Articles by Naoya Nishimura

    Including Microcaps in Benchmark Indexes: Japan vs. US

    7 mins read Blog | Apr 7, 2021 | Naoya Nishimura

    Selecting an equity benchmark may mean balancing market coverage and investability. For example, exhaustive coverage may include microcap stocks, with lower liquidity and investment capacity. But excluding them may reduce low-size-premium exposure.

    Would Integrating ESG in Chinese Equities Have Worked?

    Blog | Jul 7, 2020 | Naoya Nishimura , Shuo Xu

    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?

    Best practices for Japanese equity indexes

    Blog | Apr 28, 2020 | Naoya Nishimura

    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.

    What it may mean for Japanese stocks if easy money ends

    Blog | Nov 20, 2018 | Naoya Nishimura

    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).

    Is Japan’s “lost decade” Over?

    Blog | Aug 13, 2018 | Naoya Nishimura

    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%.