Japan: Is It Really Different This Time?

Lazard Asset Management show

Summary: The historic outcome of Japan's recent elections has prompted many market participants to assert, once again, that now is the right time to invest in Japan. What has really changed, or not changed, with these elections? What lies ahead for the world's second-largest economy, and how can investors position their portfolios to benefit over time? Does timing the entry into the Japanese market really make sense? Please join Tim Griffen, Director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst, for a discussion on why Japan continues to be a market where active, fundamental managers can generate alpha by identifying the winners and avoiding the losers. Featured Speaker: Timothy S. Griffen, Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst Mr. Timothy Griffen is the Representative Director and Chief Investment Officer at Lazard Japan Asset Management K.K. and leads the Japanese Equity team in Tokyo. He began working in the investment field in 1986. Prior to joining Lazard in 2005, Mr. Griffen held several positions at Deutsche Trust Bank and Scudder Investments Japan, most recently as Chief Investment Officer. Previously, he was a Partner and Regional Specialist at Draycott Partners. He has a BA in Business/East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University, and received an Advance Japanese Language Degree from Waseda University. He also has an MBA in International Finance from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Griffen speaks fluent Japanese.