Charles studied Economics at Newcastle University followed by a Masters degree in Spanish at the University of Salamanca before joining JM Finn in 2003. Charles is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and manages portfolios on behalf of private clients, trusts, companies, personal pensions and charities. He is responsible for maintaining the Japan recommended fund list within the firm's collective investment monitoring process. He is a keen sportsman with particular interest in cricket, golf and fly fishing and is a founder member of the Old Carthusian Racing Society.
Amid the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic, Japan is navigating the greatest economic contraction since the end of World War Two.
Many investors avoid allocating to Japan justifying their decision by its cyclicality, stubborn disinflation, challenging demographics and the usual concerns surrounding weak economic growth.