NIB Research 6th Anniversary

NIB Research has entered its 6th year of operation and the management team would like to thank our clients, shareholders and business partners for their ongoing support, which has enabled us to grow the business again in FY1/19 (revenues up 50% YoY). In addition to continued strong demand for our existing proprietary research and IR interpreting / support services, significant growth in our investment advisory service, which commenced from FY1/17, drove overall company revenues up in the latest year.

We also would like to take this opportunity to thank the management and IR teams of listed Japanese companies for their generous time and cooperation in accommodating our various requests, without your assistance our job would be impossible.

Some notable numbers for the year that ended in January 2019 were as follows:

Research / IR Division

  • Responded to over 130 proprietary update / short research note requests from buy-side clients based in the UK, US and HK / Singapore.
  • Provided IR interpreting service for close to 650 company visits and conference calls involving overseas institutional investors.
  • Arranged 410 IR conference calls / meetings directly with corporates on behalf of our overseas institutional investor clients.
  • Acted as IR interpreting outsource partner to three overseas investment banks with offices in Tokyo and three domestic brokers.
  • Accompanied a TSE1 retailer / fintech company on their US non-deal IR roadshow and a TSE1 worker dispatch agency on their Asian IR non-deal roadshow to provide interpreting services.
  • Chosen as the designated IR interpreter by three corporates (in retail / fintech, food delivery, and worker dispatch industry) during various Japan IR conferences held by brokers.

Investment Advisory Division

  • Nearly 150 meetings with mainly (but not only) medium / small-cap companies based on the combination of client requests and proactive efforts on our part to discover new investment ideas.
  • Nearly 110 proprietary research reports / follow-up update notes issued.

Best Regards,
Yuichi Ishikawa / Hiroshi Nishizawa / Harrison Bates / Nami Kiyokawa