Pelham Smithers presented his signature stock-market strategy piece, “Japan Perspectives 2018”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 02, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Institutional equities broker Decker & Co. hosted noted Japan expert Pelham Smithers, founder of London-based Pelham Smithers Associates, for a two-week series of meetings in the U.S. with 45 global investment funds.

Pelham Smithers presented his signature stock-market strategy piece, “Japan Perspectives 2018,” in sessions with portfolio managers and analysts across the U.S. from January 20 through today.

“2018 should see investor psychology in Japan shift as inflation accelerates,” according to Smithers. “We see profitable stock-picking opportunities centered on blockchain/fintech; outperformance by small caps; the rise of eSports videogaming; 5G and IoT moving to the mainstream; and automation/cost controls for labor shortages.”

Mark Decker, founder and CEO of Decker & Co., said, “Pelham Smithers is known for bringing insights on the Japanese market that are best in the business. We are proud to partner with him and his colleagues at Pelham Smithers Associates.”

Pelham Smithers Associates is the leading English-language independent research provider on the Japanese stock market, with a focus on the Japanese technology sector. Founder Pelham Smithers is one of the world’s experts on consumer technology trends. The firm serves a worldwide blue-chip client base.

Decker & Co. is the only U.S.-based specialist brokerage covering all of Asia. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA and with offices in New York and Asia, Decker & Co. provides institutional investors with unparalleled access to the best local research and listed corporates. Its principals have been among the leading experts in Asian markets since the 1990s. Learn more at

The information in this release may be based on management forecasts and reflects prevailing conditions and our views as of this date, all of which are accordingly subject to change. Past performance is not an indication of future performance.

Source: Decker & Co.
Contact: Ben Bishop, The Lowe Group, +1 (414) 777-1880

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