SuMi TRUST offers a range of investment approaches, including equity investments, to suit institutional clients’ needs.  If you are a family office looking for a well-researched local Japanese active equity manager with strong track record of alpha generation, a pension fund seeking a bespoke Japanese equity strategy to fit your needs or a sovereign wealth fund looking for diversification of your large global indexing mandate, we have the answer.

Active Capabilities

Japanese Equity

Japan Quality Growth Strategy

The strategy aims to provide investors with long term capital appreciation through investment in equity securities listed on the Recognised Exchanges in Japan. We construct a portfolio through a bottom-up approach, identifying companies with the potential for EPS (earnings per share) growth over multiple years with above average ROE (return on equity).

Japan Micro-Cap Strategy

The strategy aims to generate long term capital growth by investing predominantly in micro cap stocks, which are often overseen by institutional investors. Its investment process focuses on “long-term growth potential “and “change in earnings trend”.

Global Equity

Passive Capabilities


SuMi TRUST have extensive experience providing passive products to meet the increasingly diversified and sophisticated needs of our varied range of clients. We believe that excellent, high quality indexing products require an erudite balance of tracking accuracy, cost and opportunities to enhance return.

We aim to provide clients with a wholly rounded and flexible offering that best aligns with the needs and interests of each client. Whether it’s tracking a traditional, bespoke or augmented benchmark, we are confident our expertise will make us a valuable partner for your unique passive institutional needs.

News & Insights

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Asian AM Giants take Minority Stakes in ESG Boutique

[EXTERNAL LINK] News of the strategic partnership between Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. and Osmosis (Holdings) Limited ) has been featured in Citywire Selector, Wealth Briefing and Funds Global Asia.
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Press Release

SuMi TRUST AM and Osmosis (Holdings) Limited Enter into Legally Binding Agreement for Strategic Partnership

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“SuMi TRUST AM”) and Osmosis (Holdings) Limited (“Osmosis”), a UK-based sustainable investment manager specialising in a resource efficient strategy, have entered into a legally binding agreement to form a strategic partnership. This follows the 7 July announcement* of a non-legally binding agreement.
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Market Review for October 2023

The Japanese equity market saw TOPIX fall by 3% while the Nikkei 225 slid by 3.1%. US bond yields and rising tensions in the Middle East weighed on the Japanese equity market in October. Large cap stocks outperformed in the beginning of the month but small and mid cap stocks dominated towards the end of the month.

A Top Japan Fund Manager Snaps Up Chip Stocks on AI, EVs Demand

[EXTERNAL LINK] In an interview with Bloomberg, SuMi TRUST's Chief Portfolio Manager of the Sakigake High Alpha Strategy, Katsunori Ogawa, discusses his plans to boost investment in semiconductor-related stocks amidst the soaring demand for artificial intelligence and electric vehicles.