Johan du Preez graduated from Johannesburg University with a BA in economic sciences. He later attended Cape Town University where he graduated with a Masters degree in economics. Johan started his career as an actuarial consultant and joined Prudential Portfolio Managers in South Africa in 1998 as a fund manager. In 2006 he moved to Prudential Asset Management in Hong Kong where he currently manages the Pru Japanese Trust. Johan is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the Institute of Actuaries and a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research.
The Fund invests wholly or predominantly in securities of smaller Japanese companies, the universe for which is the bottom third in terms of total market capitalisation of all publicly listed equity in Japan. When not wholly invested as above, the Fund may also invest in medium sized and larger companies in order to enhance its liquidity. Its sole objective is long term capital growth.
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