NIB Research 5th Anniversary

NIB Research has entered its 5th 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 FY1/18 (revenues up nearly 20% YoY).

In addition to continued strong demand for our existing proprietary research and IR interpreting services, significant growth in our investment advisory service, which commenced from last year (FY1/17), drove overall company revenues up in the latest year. Another notable development was that we moved office. We are still located in the extremely convenient Nihonbashi area, but our office is now in a far more functional and modern building, so please do stop by if you happen to be in the area.

Some notable numbers for the year that ended in January 2018 were as follows:

Research / IR Division
– Responded to over 150 proprietary update / short research note requests from buy-side clients based in the UK, US and HK.

– Provided IR interpreting service for over 590 company visits and conference calls involving overseas institutional investors.

– Arranged close to 330 IR conference calls / meetings directly with corporates on behalf of our overseas institutional investor clients.

– Acted as IR interpreting outsource partner to six overseas investment banks with offices in Tokyo and three domestic brokers.

– Travelled to UK, US and HK on an IR interpreting assignments to assist a TSE1 retailer on their overseas non-deal IR roadshows.

– Chosen as the designated IR interpreter by five corporates (in retail, food delivery, personal care goods and transport industries) during various Japan IR conferences held by brokers. Also selected as IR interpreters for a week of Japanese company visits by the board members of a renowned UK investment management firm.

Investment Advisory Division
– Over 120 visits to mainly (but not only) medium / small-cap companies on request and to discover new investment ideas.

70 proprietary research reports / follow-up update notes issued.

We also would like to take this opportunity to thank the management and IR teams of listed Japanese companies for their precious time, accessibility and generosity in accommodating our various requests – without your help we simply could not function!

Best Regards,
Yuichi Ishikawa / Hiroshi Nishizawa / Harrison Bates