Governance for Owners

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GO Investment Partners (trading as Governance for Owners in Japan) (“GO”) is a partnership established in 2004. We add value for our clients through constructive engagement with companies in which they invest.

The founders of GO are pioneers in the field of responsible share ownership, with experience in shareholder engagement and governance stretching back to 1996.  GO is principally owned by its partners and employees.  We specialise in Japan. 

Our products include:

- Through our joint venture with Tokio Marine Asset Management, the TMAM-GO Japan Engagement Fund (JEF) equity fund.  Investing in a highly concentrated portfolio of small/mid-cap quoted companies in Japan, using a constructive ‘Japanese way’ of engagement.

- GO Japan Stewardship Services (JSS) engages with the boards and management of clients’ portfolio companies on issues that enhance shareholder value including ESG matters. The JSS also provides independent, bespoke advice to clients on how to vote at company meetings and fiduciary proxy voting.

- GO Japan Engagement Consortium (JEC) is an investors’ forum for clients committed to active share ownership in Japan.  Together with our clients, we identify a number of companies not attracting the correct value in the market.  GO then engages with boards and management of these companies to improve share price performance.  As these companies are owned by our clients, their portfolios benefit from the share price appreciation.