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Kenichi Amaki

Kenichi Amaki

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About Kenichi Amaki

Kenichi Amaki is a portfolio manager at Matthews Asia. He manages the firm’s Japan strategy and co-manages the Asia Small Companies and China Small Companies strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2008 as a research analyst, he was an investment officer for a family trust based in Monaco, researching investment opportunities primarily in Japan. From 2001 to 2004, he worked on the International Pension Fund team at Nomura Asset Management in Tokyo, Japan. Kenichi received a B.A. in Law from Keio University in Japan and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is fluent in Japanese.

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Citywire Rating: A rated


  • DRated Plus in Dec 2014


  • JRated A in Jan 2015
  • FRated AA in Feb 2015
  • MRated AA in Mar 2015
  • ARated AA in Apr 2015
  • MRated A in May 2015
  • JRated A in Jun 2015
  • JRated A in Jul 2015
  • ARated A in Aug 2015
  • SRated A in Sep 2015
  • ORated A in Oct 2015
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2015
  • DRated A in Dec 2015


  • JRated A in Jan 2016
  • FRated AA in Feb 2016
  • MRated AA in Mar 2016
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2016
  • MRated AA in May 2016
  • JRated AA in Jun 2016
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2016
  • ARated AA in Aug 2016
  • SRated A in Sep 2016
  • ORated A in Oct 2016
  • NRated A in Nov 2016
  • DRated A in Dec 2016


  • JRated A in Jan 2017
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2017
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2017
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2017
  • MRated Plus in May 2017
  • JRated A in Jun 2017
  • JRated A in Jul 2017
  • ARated A in Aug 2017
  • SRated A in Sep 2017
  • ORated A in Oct 2017
  • NRated A in Nov 2017
  • DRated A in Dec 2017


  • JRated A in Jan 2018
  • FRated A in Feb 2018
  • MRated A in Mar 2018


Equity - Japan
over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
Rank 31/209 Equity - Japan
Manager Return
29 Tina Chen 26.1%
30 Vinnie O'Brien 25.9%
31 Kenichi Amaki 25.7%
32 Chisako Hardie 25.5%
33 Yoshihisa Nakagawa 25.1%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 28.4% 1.9% 8.0% 7.5% 8.5%
2016 -3.0% -6.1% -4.2% 1.8% 5.9%
2015 22.1% 17.4% 6.8% -12.8% 11.6%
2014 11.1% -4.2% 3.6% 6.9% 4.7%
2013 12.0% 9.0% 7.4%

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Japan star: how banks could win big from negative rates

Citywire AA-rated Kenichi Amaki is keeping a close eye on the sector as he believes pessimism has gone too far following central bank move.

Tax has 'slammed the brakes' on growth, says Japan equity star

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Global equity rout: how to play the battered bear markets

From excitement in Asia to anguish in Europe, Citywire Selector takes a closer look at top managers’ tactics in these trying times.

Japan isn’t just a large-cap story any more, says equity star

Citywire A-rated Kenichi Amaki says investors can find value across the market-cap spectrum and names three small-cap themes to follow.

US group shuffles PM team ahead of China star’s sabbatical

Matthews Asia announces changes across a number of strategies as Citywire + rated manager moves to analyst role before stepping down.

Tensions and tourism: the new dynamic in Japan/China relations

VIDEO: Geopolitical challenges remain but Matthews Asia’s Kenichi Amaki believes now’s the time to tap increased travel between the two.

Matthews Asia launches Japan equity fund

Asian investment specialist expands funds range with all-cap portfolio for Citywire AA-rated regional expert.

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