Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) is proud to announce its support for the ongoing movement to recognise marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals across Japan. Nikko AM believes this will not only contribute to a more equal and just society and benefit the LGBT community but the business community as a whole.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) announces that effective 18 November 2020, Tony Glover takes on the additional role of Global Head of Consultant Relations.
For the second consecutive year, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today received Gold, the highest rating in the PRIDE Index 2020, in recognition of the firm’s endeavours to create a workplace that is inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and other sexual minority individuals.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today published its second annual report presenting activities aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The report analyses and presents the impact of climate change on Nikko AM’s operating results and financial positions in the 2019 calendar year. Nikko AM’s report focuses on the TCFD’s recommendations with respect to governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets, and seeks to spotlight the firm’s efforts to reflect ESG in its operations as benchmarks for sustainable and responsible investing.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today announces the 24 September listing of two new ETFs: Listed Index Fund US Equity (NASDAQ100) No Currency Hedge (Code: 2568) and Listed Index Fund US Equity (NASDAQ100) Currency Hedge (Code: 2569). Both ETFs are scheduled to be launched on 17 September before their listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on 24 September.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) was awarded the highest rating of A+ in the Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) Assessment Report 2020 for “Strategy & Governance”, the module that measures an organisation’s overall approach to sustainable investing.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today announces the 7 September listing of Listed Index Fund Nikkei ESG-REIT (Code: 2566), the first exchange traded fund (ETF) to track the Nikkei ESG-REIT Index. The new ETF is scheduled to be launched on 3 September before its listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on 7 September.
At the shareholder meetings of 2,306 Japanese companies in which Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) held voting rights between July 2019 and June 2020, the firm cast 2,758 negative votes against 23,012 company generated proposals. This translates to 12.0% of the total. Please see the tables below for further details.
On 4 June, Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) was recognised as Best ETF Provider Japan and for the Best ETF Mandate as part of The Asset Triple A Awards 2020. The Asset, an influential industry publication about the asset management industry in Asia, made a comprehensive decision looking at ETF providers’ products, launches, educational and other activities, innovation, leadership and performance over the period of 1 January to 31 December 2019. This is the second time The Asset has awarded Nikko AM, following the company’s first win in 2017.
On 4 May, Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) was announced as the Best Fund House, Japan in the 2020 Asset Management Awards by AsianInvestor, one of the region’s leading industry publications about the asset management industry.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) is carrying out the following measures to ensure business continuity, following the declaration of a state of emergency on 7 April by the Japanese government regarding Tokyo and six other prefectures.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) today announces that it has been voted the Best Asia Equity ETF Provider for the tenth time in eleven years in a survey conducted by ETF Express, a leading digital news publisher serving institutional investors and investment advisers.
On 13 March, Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) released its 2019 Sustainability Report, showcasing the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments along with its progressive philosophy, goals, and the internal and external committees and standards that the firm follows and shapes.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) is pleased to announce that Tony Glover has joined the firm effective 1 March, 2020, taking on the newly-created roles of Global Head of Intermediaries and Head of International Intermediary Sales Department.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today announces the 13 March launch of a new yen-hedged exchange traded fund (ETF) linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The new offering is called the Listed Index Fund US Equity (Dow Average) Currency Hedge (Code: 2562). The fund is scheduled to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) on 18 March. It will feature a yen hedge against the dollar-denominated Dow. The mother fund will largely invest in U.S. equities, while the ETF will primarily engage in currency hedging.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has won four categories at the Asia Asset Management 2020 Best of the Best Country Awards - selected in Japan for Fund Launch of the Year, Best Retail House, and ETF Manager of the Year. The company also won ETF Manager of the Year in Singapore. The recognitions cover the period ending November 2019, and mark the seventh consecutive year Nikko AM was awarded by Asia Asset Management, The Journal of Investments and Pensions, regarded as one of the most influential publications about the asset management industry in Asia.