Abe Landslide: What Does It Mean for Markets?

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Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research
10/23/2017

In a special edition of our “Behind the Markets” podcast, following the Japanese parliamentary elections over the weekend, we interviewed Jesper Koll, WisdomTree’s Head of Japan, and Brad Bechtel, currency strategist at Jefferies LLC, to get their outlook for the Japanese equity markets and the currency markets. The landslide win for Prime Minister Abe shows a high level of political stability for Japan, something surprising in today’s global environment. Listen here for an outlook.

 

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Investments focused in Japan increase the impact of events and developments associated with the region, which can adversely affect performance.
About the Contributor
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Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research
Jeremy Schwartz has served as our Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research since November 2018 and leads WisdomTree’s investment strategy team in the construction of WisdomTree’s equity indexes, quantitative active strategies and multi-asset model portfolios. Mr. Schwartz joined WisdomTree in May 2005 as a Senior Analyst, adding to his responsibilities in February 2007 as Deputy Director of Research and thereafter, from October 2008 to October 2018, as Director of Research. Prior to joining WisdomTree, he was head research assistant for Professor Jeremy Siegel and helped with the research and writing of Stocks for the Long Run and The Future for Investors. Mr. Schwartz also is co-author of the Financial Analysts Journal paper, What Happened to the Original Stocks in the S&P 500? He received his B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and hosts the Wharton Business Radio program Behind the Markets on SiriusXM 132. Mr. Schwartz is also a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.