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Frequently Asked Questions

A Global Asset Management Firm

When deciding to appoint a professional to assume stewardship of one's hard-earned wealth, it is only natural that questions arise. At Osaka Corp we have fielded many over the years and, for convenience, we have listed some of the more common questions together with their answers. Of course, prospective clients with inquiries not covered by our FAQs can contact an authorized member of our personnel for personalized responses.

What makes your firm different?

With our background in taxation planning, clients can be assured that any investment or financial planning recommendations we make will have been arrived at with our clients' tax status firmly in mind. Furthermore, our collaborative approach means that several professionals will be involved in the analysis, preparation, implementation and ongoing monitoring of client portfolios thereby minimizing the potential for error.

Finally, we believe that our clients contribute as much to our individuality as the above. Many investment and financial planning practitioners tend to focus their efforts on sourcing clients from a pool of so-called high net worth individuals and families. We prefer to focus our efforts on those for whom our expertise and professionalism can make a tangible and lasting difference.

What is the profile of a typical Osaka Corp client?

Our typical clients generally tend to be individuals and families with anything between $100,000 and $5 million available to invest. Some are financially sophisticated; some are not but most simply do not possess the time or the expertise to manage each and every aspect of their financial life.

What does your advice cost?

Osaka Corp does not charge up-front fees. We derive our income from a monthly levy, which is based on the size of our clients' portfolios.

Which investment classes do you use?

Although the investment classes selected for each client are based on individual circumstances and requirements, we favor fixed income, US and global equities, commodities, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and currency arbitrage.

How safe will my capital be?

Risk is an important issue to which we devote considerable resources in our efforts to mitigate on behalf of our clients. No investment is completely risk-free. Even funds on deposit at large banking institutions carry a certain degree of risk, which, while relatively minimal, still exists. Our risk management practices have been developed and proven over many years. We subscribe to the doctrines of Modern Portfolio Theory which posits careful asset allocation and diversification techniques to provide highly effective protection against catastrophic loss to client capital.

What is your investment philosophy?

Osaka Corp could best be described as long-term investors. A significant proportion of our client base is retirement-minded so most of our client portfolios are geared towards longer-term performance. Our experience has shown that investment in various asset classes over long-term horizons generally yield the best returns on investment for our client base.

Does Osaka Corp has access to my funds?

We are unable to access funds held in our client accounts beyond deciding how those funds are invested and the deduction of our monthly fees. Each client account is segregated and held by an appointed custodian – typically large commercial bank. We are able to request that funds from client accounts be distributed to their owners but the custodians will not send checks made payable to anyone except the named account holder.

Are you owned by or affiliated with a larger financial institution?

No. Osaka Corp is fully independent and owned by its employees and principals. We have no obligation to offer the products or services of any particular provider(s) over and above those of any competitors such provider(s) may have within the wider marketplace. This eliminates the potential for a conflict of interest with our clients.

How much can I expect my money to grow by?

This is a very difficult question to answer. Financial regulators quite rightly stipulate that investment practitioners refrain from making arbitrary claims and predictions of future performance. Past performance cannot be relied upon as a guarantee of future results.