Nikko Securities Investment Trust
and Management Co., Ltd.
Established December 1959
Nikko International Capital
Management Co., Ltd.
Established September 1981
Tokyo office opens

First investment trust launches
the Nikko Bond Fund


Tokyo office opens
New York office opens

London office opens


Registers as investment adviser and becomes licensed for discretionary asset management
Singapore office opens


Company enters corporate pension fund market

Nikko Securities Investment Trust & Management Co., Ltd. and
Nikko International Capital Management Co., Ltd. merge

Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM)
Established April 1999

  • Launches first SRI fund in Japan


  • Becomes first asset management company in Japan to acquire ISO 14001 certification
  • Launches Japan's first investment in-kind ETF (Nikkei 225 index tracker)
  • Launches Global Wrap to provide multiple asset classes and funds wrapped into a ready-made portfolio for clients

  • Becomes first asset manager to gain Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) status in China

  • Launches World Series Fund Platform® providing distributors and investors with access to "best in class" global fund managers

  • Launches world's first China A Shares Equity fund outside of China
  • Wins Reuters' Lipper Award for Best Fund Group — the first of many industry awards

  • Invests in Chinese asset manager Rongtong Fund Management Co., Ltd., holding 40% in a joint venture partnership

  • Launches Nikko AM Fund Academy to provide investment education to distributors and investors

  • Welcomes new major shareholder, Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.

  • Launches world's first fund investing in World Bank Green Bonds

  • Completes acquisition of Tyndall Investments, gaining strong foothold in Australia and New Zealand
  • Completes acquisition of DBS Asset Management; renames company Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited and merges operations with Nikko Asset Management Singapore Limited. Stakes in Malaysian Hwang Investment Management and Asian Islamic Investment Management are part of the deal
  • Signs strategic alliance with DBS Bank; strengthens investment team and expands distribution coverage. Now has one of the largest networks — over 300 distributors — across Southeast Asia

  • Exceeds 15 trillion yen in AUM
  • Acquires an Asian Equities team

  • Awarded RQFII as one of the first asset managers in Singapore, and launched Singapore’s first Chinese onshore bond fund
  • Hires a Global Equities team
  • Launches Multi-Asset capability
  • Aligns Tyndall brand names in Australia and New Zealand with the firm’s global name, Nikko Asset Management