Coupland Cardiff rebrands to Chikara Investments

Following retirement of founders Richard Cardiff and Angus Coupland last year

James Tollemache


Coupland Cardiff Asset Management has rebranded as ‘Chikara Investments’ following the retirement of founders Richard Cardiff and Angus Coupland at the end of last year.

The change takes place with immediate effect but does not affect the way the firm’s funds are managed or who they are managed by.

In Japanese, the term ‘chikara’ means strength.

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The Irish UCITS umbrella fund will now be known as ‘Chikara Funds Plc’, while its UK-listed investment trust will remain the CC Japan Income & Growth Trust.

The £227m trust has been managed by Richard Aston since 2015. It has returned 18.4% over the last five years, placing it in the top quartile among the IT Japan sector, according to FE Fundinfo.

In January, the firm announced the appointment of a global emerging markets equity team hired from Stewart Investors.

Chikara said the team will launch a UCITS fund “shortly”.

CEO James Tollemache (pictured) said the rebrand marks a “new era” for the emerging markets investor.

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