Q&A – One Investor’s Picks for Japan During Market Turmoil

A Fanuc robot is seen in this 2013 file photo.Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO/Zuma Press

“For a long-term investor, market turmoil can offer a chance to snap up the shares of solid businesses at a discount. Matthew Brett, a co-portfolio manager of Edinburgh-based Baillie Gifford & Co.’s £7 billion ($10 billion) Japanese equity fund, says his team has been buying shares of robot maker Fanuc Corp. and optical-product maker Topcon Corp. over the last couple of weeks.