On 23 March, Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) announces the next step forward in its commitment to sustainability with the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report and renewal of its sustainability website. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed peoples’ lives, economies and the finance industry. For Nikko AM, this served as impetus to re-examine how to invest in a way that generated returns while contributing to society in a sustainable way, and to come up with more ways to act in clients’ best interests as a fiduciary.
In conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8 March, Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) today announces it has set a target that women hold 30% of all managerial roles across the group, globally by 2030. This target, termed “30 by 2030” will accelerate women’s career advancement, and is key in guiding the firm’s initiatives to achieve greater gender diversity in a transparent way that makes the company accountable in reporting its progress. As of 1 January 2021, at Nikko AM globally 18.4% of managerial roles are held by women.
Independent Australian fund manager Yarra Capital Management (Yarra) and global funds management group Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd (Nikko AM) today announced that they have entered into a binding agreement through which Yarra will acquire Nikko AM’s Australian business.
Nikko Asset Management announces that as of 1 April, Executive Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director Junichi Sayato will take on the additional title of president. The firm’s current President, Co-CEO and Representative Director Hideo Abe has decided to step down at the end of March, but will remain on the firm’s board as a director until the regular shareholders’ meeting scheduled for June, 2021, when he will step down from the board as well.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) is proud to win three categories at the Asia Asset Management 2021 Best of the Best Country Awards. In Japan, Nikko AM was recognised for Fund Launch of the Year and ETF Manager of the Year, and in Singapore as Best Multi-Asset Manager. The awards cover the year ending 30 November, 2020, and mark the eighth consecutive year Nikko AM earned an award from Asia Asset Management, The Journal of Investments and Pensions, regarded as one of the most influential publications about the asset management industry in Asia.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) is carrying out the following measures to ensure business continuity, following the Japanese government’s latest declaration of a state of emergency on 7 January regarding Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures.