GO Investment Partners (trading as Governance For Owners in Japan) (“GO”) is a partnership established in 2004. The founders of GO are pioneers in the field of responsible investment, with experience in shareholder engagement stretching back to 1996.   We specialise in Japan with a resident Japanese team.

Our products include:

  • Through our joint venture with Tokio Marine Asset Management, the TMAM-GO Japan Engagement Fund (JEF) fund.  JEF invests in a highly concentrated portfolio of small/mid-cap quoted companies in Japan and uses a constructive  ‘Japanese way’ of engagement to improve long term share price performance. As at 31st January, 2018, JEF’s strategy had AUM in excess of $760 million.


  • 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 these companies to improve share price performance.  As these companies are owned by our clients, their portfolios benefit from the share price appreciation.


We add value for our clients through constructive engagement with companies in which they invest.