Japan’s Best Analyst Days Feature 74 Companies

A spirited discussion of a company’s financial performance and management’s expectations for its future, an overview of its strategy and a tour of its facilities, opportunities to ask questions and possibly arrange meetings with top executives — successful analyst days often incorporate all of these attributes and more. To find out which Japanese companies host the type of event that financial professionals find most beneficial, Institutional Investor asked buy- and sell-side participants in the 2015 All-Japan Executive Team survey — our exclusive annual ranking of the nation’s best corporate leaders and investor outreach programs — to tell us which of the entities they cover host the most constructive analyst days. We received responses from nearly 460 investment professionals at close to 190 financial services firms. Respondents from the buy-side work at firms that collectively manage $568 billion in Japanese equities.

Click on Japan’s Best Analyst Days in the navigation table at right to view the winners in each of the survey’s 25 industry sectors that produced publishable results. There you will also find a brief profile of the companies in first, second and third places, plus a link to each one’s website (where applicable).

A total of 74 companies earn an appearance on this inaugural roster, including a third-place tie in Electronics/Precision Instruments (between Hoya Corp. and Tokyo Electron). Only one company, Toray Industries, ranks in Technical Materials.

Daiwa House Industry Co. and Taisei Corp. share top honors in Construction, while Ryohin Keikaku Co. and United Arrows tie for first place in Retailing.

For more information on how this ranking was compiled, click on Methodology.

Results of the 2015 All-Japan Executive Team will be published on Tuesday, June 2.