While Nikko Asset Management has over half a century of experience in the marketplace, we have an entrepreneurial culture that is building strong global investment capability in equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.
Headquartered in Asia for nearly 60 years, the firm represents more than 200 investment professionals and over 30 nationalities across 11 countries. More than 300 banks, brokers, financial advisors and life insurance companies around the world distribute the company’s products.
Our talent strategy is to recruit and retain the performance-driven leaders and technical specialists who are experts locally, think globally, and can help us expand quickly in this growing industry.
Our philosophy in developing human capital is to hire the right people, execute powerfully on the basics of performance management and rewards, and ensure leadership is driving a leaders-building-leaders culture in order to ensure that the right behaviours are being modelled for managers and other future leaders.
Leaders and managers are encouraged to discuss the career aspirations of all employees, and to use their experience and resources to work with their team members to identify creative development opportunities that will stretch, in particular, our mission critical as well as our high potential leadership talent.
|Address:||Midtown Tower, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-6242, Japan|
|Address:||12 Marina View, #18-02 Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961|
|Tel:||+65-6500-5700 , 1-800-535-8025|
|Address:||Level 26, One International Towers Sydney, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia|
|Address:||1 London Wall London EC2Y 5AD, U.K.|
|Address:||Level 9, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand|
|Address:||535 Madison Avenue, Suite 2500, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.|
|Address:||24/F Man Yee Building, 60-68 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong|
Nikko AM's range of specialist Asian equity, fixed income and ETF investment products have been singled out for distinction by consultants and financial media across the globe. We appreciate this recognition and strive to remain the leading Asia-based asset management company, by delivering consistent outperformance and high quality client service.
|Asia Asset Management — 2015, 2016|
|AsianInvestor Awards — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017|
|ETF Express Awards — 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Global Investor/isf Award for Investment Excellence — 2010|
|Lipper Fund Awards (Japan) — 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Lipper Fund Awards (UK) — 2010|
|Morningstar "Fund of the Year" Awards — 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|R&I Fund Award — 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|TBLI ESG Leaders Awards — 2010|
Our subsidiaries and affiliates have also been recognised through industry accolades.
Best Fund of the Year - References to any specific securities do not constitute an offer to buy or sell securities. Those awarded funds based upon the past performance cannot guarantee their future performance. Data or statements are obtained from sources Morningstar Japan K.K believed to be reliable but are not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness.
All information is the property of Morningstar Japan K.K. or Morningstar, Inc. and protected by copyright and intellectual property laws. All rights reserved.
Taking every factor into consideration, Morningstar Japan K.K. has selected funds for Morningstar Award "Fund of the Year 2016" in each divisions from open-end mutual fund based upon its unique quantitative and qualitative analysis. Awarded funds in the Asset Allocation-conservative Fund Division have been selected from 109 funds at the end of December 2016.
Fund of the Year - References to any specific securities do not constitute an offer to buy or sell securities. Those awarded funds based upon the past performance cannot guarantee their future performance. Data or statements are obtained from sources Morningstar Japan K.K believed to be reliable but are not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness.
All information is the property of Morningstar Japan K.K. or Morningstar, Inc. and protected by copyright and intellectual property laws. All rights reserved.
Taking every factor into consideration, Morningstar Japan K.K. has selected funds for Morningstar Award "Fund of the Year 2016" in each divisions from open-end mutual fund based upon its unique quantitative and qualitative analysis. Awarded funds in the International-Stock Fund Division have been selected from 1,123 funds at the end of December 2016.
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Asia Investor Achievement Awards
AsianInvestor ("AI") annual Awards for Achievement recognise fund houses that have demonstrated skill in institutional fund management, as well as all-round excellence among hedge funds, service providers and domestic businesses. Nominations are based purely on past performance. AI does however select winners on more qualitative factors so our awards reflect consistent skill. For the Annual awards, the methodology for AsianInvestor's Achievement Awards in institutional asset management involves two steps:
Firms that have demonstrated consistent performance in a particular asset class may have an edge and AI also values client testimonials highly.
R&I Fund Award
The R&I Fund Award is presented to provide reference information based on the past data R&I or QUICK Corp. (QUICK) believes to be reliable (however, its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed by R&I or QUICK) and is not intended to recommend the purchase, sale or holding of particular products or guarantee their future performance. The Award is not the Credit Rating Business, but one of the Other Lines of Business (businesses excluding Credit Rating Business and also excluding the Ancillary Businesses) as set forth in Article 299, paragraph (1), item (xxviii) of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Financial Instruments Business, etc. With respect to such business, relevant laws and regulations require measures to be implemented so that activities pertaining to such business would not unreasonably affect the Credit Rating Activities. Intellectual property rights including copyright and all other rights in this Award are the sole property of R&I or QUICK, and any unauthorized copying, reproduction and so forth are prohibited. The Award for the "Investment Trusts/Aggregate" category is based on the average performance of the relevant funds of a fund manager, and does not indicate the excellent performance of all individual funds of the manager.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM)
Nikko AM provides investment management services, focused on sourcing, packaging and distributing retail investment fund products which are managed in-house or outsourced to third-party sub-advisers. In-house, Nikko AM specialises in Japanese and Asian equities, fixed income and REITs. For institutional clients, the firm also provides separate account and privately placed fund products.
Through the firm’s Fund Academy locations in Tokyo and Osaka, it provides an unrivalled network of Japanese distributors with market information, product knowledge and sales strategies. Nikko AM is a member of the Investment Trusts Association, Japan, the Japan Investment Advisers Association, and Japan Securities Dealers Association.
Registration Number: Director of Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Financial instruments firms) No. 368
Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited (Nikko AM Asia)
Nikko AM Asia comprises the integrated operations of two award-winning Singapore-based asset managers: the former DBS Asset Management Ltd and Nikko Asset Management Singapore Limited. Nikko AM Asia provides investment management services for the group’s Asia ex-Japan products, with core competencies in Asian equities, Asian fixed income and absolute return strategies. It also provides client service and business development relating to institutional, intermediary and retail clients.
Co. Registration No. 198202562H
Nikko Asset Management Australia Limited (Nikko AM Australia)
Established in 1989 and part of the Nikko AM group since March 2011, Nikko Asset Management Australia is an award winning multi-specialist investment manager of Australian investment funds, specialising in Australian shares, Australian fixed interest, international fixed interest and international shares. Nikko Asset Management Australia's management style is active and disciplined, designed to add value to clients’ funds over the longer term.
Authorised and regulated in Australia by the ASIC (AFS Licence No. 237563).
Nikko Asset Management Europe Limited (Nikko AM Europe)
Nikko AM Europe provides institutional client service and business development to European and Middle Eastern clients seeking Asian investment solutions. Additionally, its specialist investment professionals manage European equity, global currency fixed income and money market products on behalf of the Nikko AM group.
Authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (reference number 122084).
Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited (Nikko AM New Zealand)
Part of the Nikko AM group since March 2011, Nikko Asset Management New Zealand actively manages New Zealand/Australasian equities, fixed interest and cash through its Auckland-based investment team and employs carefully selected offshore managers to manage global equities, bonds and alternative investments. Nikko Asset Management New Zealand also manages a range of socially responsible funds.
Nikko AM New Zealand is a Registered Financial Service Provider in New Zealand (No. FSP22562).
Nikko Asset Management Americas, Inc. (Nikko AM Americas)
Nikko AM Americas provides global manager due diligence (for Nikko AM’s World Series Fund Platform®) and investment management across multiple asset classes including global macro, currency, fixed income, equities and asset allocation. Nikko AM Americas also manages institutional client service and business development within the USA.
Regulated in the United States by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC file number: 801- 60881)
Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Limited (Nikko AM HK)
Nikko AM HK was formed following the integration of DBS Asset Management’s operations with Nikko AM’s representative office in Hong Kong. It provides on-the-ground equity fund management, analysis and research.
Authorised and regulated in Hong Kong by the Securities and Futures Commission. Please note that authorisation does not imply official recommendation.
Rongtong Fund Management Co., Ltd. (Rongtong)
With its head office in Shenzhen and branch offices in a number of Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, Rongtong provides investment management services, primarily to the retail market in China. It offers products across active and passive equities, fixed income, as well as balanced and money market asset classes. Nikko AM’s strategic 40% stake in Rongtong enables us to promote our ongoing presence within China’s emerging asset management industry.
Authorised and regulated in People's Republic of China by the China Securities Regulatory Commission
Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur with sales offices across Malaysia, Affin Hwang AM caters to retail, corporate and institutional clients. It offers a wide range of solutions from unit trust funds, cash management solutions, dedicated discretionary and non-discretionary mandates and wealth management products and services.
Nikko AM has a 30% stake in Affin Hwang AM.
Nikko Asset Management (“Nikko AM” or “we”) is a long term, global investor across multiple asset classes, acting in the best interests of our clients. We believe that the three core factors behind sustainable, responsible investing - environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) - are inherent to long-term value creation. Incorporating them in the investment process is consistent with our fiduciary duty.
Sustainability means managing the challenges and risks facing all organisations to meet the needs of the present, without compromising future generations. Our ESG policy is consistent with how we manage and govern ourselves sustainably, and our Code of Ethics and Social Responsibility describes Nikko AM’s core values, corporate social responsibility and global citizenship.
Nikko AM became a UN PRI signatory in 2007 (PRI representing the Principles for Responsible Investment). This early commitment is testament to our dedication to all six Principles, where consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities.
Nikko AM’s ESG Steering Committee governs the fulfilment of ESG commitments, and is mandated by the Global Executive Committee ("GEC") and chaired by the Global Head of Investment. Composed of leaders from Nikko AM’s equity and fixed income investment teams worldwide, it is responsible for evaluating effectiveness and maximizing Nikko AM’s approach to ESG and the Principles. Where Nikko AM actively manages money, we implement our commitment both by considering ESG issues in the investment process, and through engagement and the exercise of our shareholder rights. Where appropriate to the asset class, investment strategy and client requirements, certain investment teams may maintain specific ESG policies and procedures pertaining to their investment philosophy and process. The Steering Committee is also responsible for monitoring and improving the investment teams’ implementation of the Principles.
Based on the six PRI Principles, Nikko AM adheres to the following firm-wide policy:
We believe ESG issues are inseparable from our fundamentals-based investment process. As such, their incorporation in the investment process is the direct responsibility of all the investment professionals at Nikko AM, rather than a separate team of ESG specialists. Each team may address ESG issues in their own specific investment policy statements. The head of each investment team, and ultimately the Global Head of Investment, are accountable for the implementation of ESG and the Principles. The firm realizes that the sustainability practice is evolving and helps to facilitate and continuously develop abilities to incorporate ESG by providing tools and information to, and requiring annual training for, the investment teams. We also encourage service providers to continue developing how they incorporate ESG into their products and services. Where Nikko AM invests through external managers, we consider a manager’s incorporation of ESG and practices relating to the Principles.
Nikko AM is an active owner, through its proxy voting process and engagement with its invested companies. As a long term investor, we believe an active dialogue and engagement with the management team, where appropriate, can both improve ESG performance and sustainability, and help an investor to more fully understand these efforts. Where we invest through passive strategies, we strive to incorporate ESG through the voting of proxies and the engagement process, where appropriate. To assist in the promotion of the Principles, Nikko AM discloses our voting, as is consistent with local practice.
Nikko AM supports transparency and disclosure on ESG issues. Adequate and accurate information is essential to the appropriate incorporation of ESG issues in the investment process. As long term investors, we believe active dialogue with the management of the companies we invest in enhances disclosure. As such, we support further efforts by issuers to disclose, and investors to promote the disclosure of, robust, consistent and standardised information.
We see ESG issues as inseparable from the investment process. We communicate to employees and existing and potential clients, why and how such issues are integrated into investment decision making. Nikko AM considers supporting regulatory or industry actions that further promote the acceptance and incorporation of the Principles over time.
Nikko AM actively collaborates with clients and members of the investment management industry to promote and implement best ESG practices. Such engagements are supported by the Steering Committee and reported to the GEC. Nikko AM supports dedicated resources, including external research providers, for ESG analysis and mandates a policy of continuous staff training on ESG and responsible investing. This may include participating in networks and information platforms to share tools, pool resources, and make use of investor reporting.
Nikko AM takes various steps to report and disclose progress on our implementation of the Principles, in part to encourage others within the investment industry to do the same. Internally, we report on all ESG implementation and relevant activities to the GEC and Board of Directors at least annually, including progress in implementing the Principles and the impact on our investment activities. Externally, we respond to client inquiries regarding all ESG issues related to specific portfolios, as well as more generally how ESG issues are integrated in the investment process and practices. More generally, we communicate our stance on the importance of ESG issues in the investment process with employees, the broader investment industry and beneficiaries, including disclosure of active ownership activities.
It is important to note that we do not exclude particular asset types, industry sectors or securities wholly on moral or ethical grounds, unless this is expressly built into the product’s investment strategy or client agreement.
This policy will be revised to reflect our continued capability enhancement in the sustainable and responsible investing space.