Greetings from the Founder

Are you trying to find out how to access Japanese listed companies that fit with your portfolio? Investure can help and corporate with you in this matter.

Investure is an IR consulting firm providing advice to listed companies so that they can directly make their IR teams to commit and contribute to enhance shareholder’s value. We have tens of Japanese industry-leading listed companies as clients providing them an IR advisory service for more than 10 years.

During recent years, we are having more opportunities to exchange opinions and information with institutional investors all over the world. This reflects the fact that we serve more as a linking bridge between foreign asset managers and Japanese issuers. We can see changes in communication between managers and IR teams because of difficult business environment of asset management industry and regulation like MiFID 2.

To those who have interests to our services, please feel free to contact us or our consultant. On the other hand, we might contact you when we arrange roadshows and teleconferences to our clients. Our mission is to cultivate investment community through communication with investors all over the world.

About Us

Investure is an independent IR consulting firm founded in Tokyo in 2005. We provide advice to our clients to help them to create or enhance shareholder’s value measuring effectiveness of IR activities quantitatively.

Our consulting team has analytically found out that ups and downs of company’s valuation could be fundamentally explained by multiplication of two factors, those are the increase and decrease of expected growth rates and percentage of shares held by institutional investors. Analysis of this relationship could be an important performance measurement of IR that is independent of business results.

As the basis for the analysis, Investure has proprietary established institutional fund database of all TSE listed companies that covers about 90 % of institutional shareholders.

This innovative property makes us the only company that can describe how the stock price of Japanese company is determined by buying and selling actions of institutional investors.

Our members have extensive experiences in financial industry; we consist of former sell-side/buy-side analysts and asset managers. Not only data analytics but also building relationships between companies and investors is required. We aim to provide total IR solutions to Japanese companies and facilitate the financial market.


Our Services

Stock Price Analysis

Stock Price
Factor Analysis:

We specify important factors that affect our client’s stock price using historical macro-economic and industrial data, share-ownership data, financial and non-financial performance. We check our clients’ KPIs with the outcome and investigate to what extent the KPIs are convincing. We offer advice on KPIs-management.



From the perspectives of major investment criterion used by investors, we clarify characteristics of client’s stock, comparing it to the market and peers. In addition, we make lists of domestic and international investors who are most likely to evaluate the features and buy client’s stock.

Corporate Access

Corporate Access:

We arrange meetings and teleconferences to our clients with institutional investors. Most of them were selected by the targeting analysis. If clients require additional services such as booking hotels, logistics, taking minutes and getting feedbacks from institutional investors, we provide these services through our foreign partners.

Data Base(DB)

Database (DB)
designed for IR activities:

We provide share-ownership data of our clients and of peer companies quarterly. The coverage of our share-ownership database is more than double of other famous venders. By using this, clients can check causal relationship between the changes in share-ownership of institutional investors and daily IR activities.

Shareholder Identification(SID)

Identification (SID)
designed for SR activities:

We and our foreign partners identify shareholdings of institutional investors. By interview with institutional investors and analyzing share registers, we identify 90~95% of substantial shareholders around the investigation date. The investigation is used for the analysis of exercise of voting rights. Our clients often use both SID and Database.

Contact Management System

Contact Management

We provide a system designed for IR activities that integrates minutes of daily meetings and our database. It enables clients to check minutes in the past and holdings by investors before attending meetings with institutional investors and planned roadshows.

Cycles of Our Supports

Approach to Investors
Approach to Investors
Our Services
  • Stock Price Analysis
  • Targeting
  • Corporate Access
  • Data Base
  • Sharehooder Identification
  • Contact Management System

Our Industrial Clients

  • Construction & Engineering
  • Trading Companies & Distributors
  • Household Durables
  • Multiline Retail
  • Chemicals
  • Diversified Financial Services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Insurance
  • IT Services
  • Utilities
  • Media
  • Road & Rail
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Banks
  • Building Products
  • Real Estate Management & Development
  • Machinery
  • Telecom Carriers

Profile of the Founder

In 1979, Mr. Isao MATSUMOTO started his career at Yamaichi Securities, one of the four biggest investment banks at that time in Japan. He supported many companies listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange to establish their IR department during 1980s. In 1991, he was transferred to asset management subsidiary of Yamaichi Securities where he developed fund manager training program. During his career at Yamaichi Group, he also supported the chairman of Japan Securities Dealers Association from 1992 to 1994 and also assisted the chairman of The Investment Trust Association of Japan from 1996 to 1998, coordinating exchanging opinions and policies with the Ministry of Finance.

From 1998 to 2005, he led two start-up committees at IR consulting department of Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting and Mizuho Securities as the head of department.

In 2005, he established his own firm “Investure Inc”. Since then, he focused on advisory business to firms giving suggestion how to form shareholder composition and how to build or communicate IR message.

Isao Matsumoto President and founder Investure Inc.

Isao Matsumoto
President and founder
Investure Inc.
松元 勲