Reiko Mito

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Reiko Mito - Investment Director


Reiko Mito, Investment Director, is co-manager of Japan Equity and GAM Star Japan Leaders fund.

Prior to joining GAM Investments in November 2011, she worked as a senior equity analyst at Atlantic Investment Management in Tokyo for five years. Prior to that, she was an analyst/portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Tokyo for six years. Reiko started her career at the Bank of Japan in Tokyo in 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the International Christian University in Tokyo and is a CFA charterholder. She is based in Zurich.

Reiko Mito

My Insights

Investment Opinions

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Japanese equities: Overlooked and underloved
04 May 2022

After a positive 2020, Japanese equities have underperformed most other developed markets over the last 12 months, not helped by stringent Covid restrictions, supply chain disruption and rising commodity prices. GAM Investments’ Reiko Mito explains four reasons why, despite these headwinds, she believes there is reason for optimism.

Active Thinking

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Active Thinking
22 November 2021

At GAM Investments’ latest Active Thinking forum, two of our brightest investment minds discussed political developments in Japan and the value in mortgage-backed securities markets.

Active Thinking

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Active Thinking
13 September 2021

At GAM Investments’ latest Active Thinking Forum, three of our brightest investment minds discussed the drivers behind policy change in China, Japanese equities and political change in the country and why the recent correction in luxury equities may present a buying opportunity.

Investment Opinions

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The Show Must Go On: Japanese Equities and The Recovery Games
25 March 2021

GAM Investments’ Ernst Glanzmann and Reiko Mito discuss why they believe Japan is well positioned for a solid recovery in 2021, aided by the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are set to go ahead despite the challenging Covid-19 environment globally.

My Videos

Quarterly Manager Videos

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Japan Equities – Reiko Mito
09 May 2022

Reiko Mito examines how the rising interest rates affected Japanese equities at the beginning of 2022, a potential upcoming transition phase for ESG and the knock-on effects of commodity inflation.

Quarterly Manager Videos

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Japan Equities – Reiko Mito
18 October 2021

GAM Investments’ Reiko Mito comments on political change in Japan, improving vaccination rates in the country and a recovery in consumer spending.