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.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) has hosted its first internship for Syrian graduate school students, welcoming three participants and providing them with experience and skills for working in a professional environment in Japan. The interns are members of the programme Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees (JISR), which is implemented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The programme was introduced to Nikko AM through its relationship with UNHCR.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM), today received Gold, the highest rating in the PRIDE Index 2019, in recognition of its 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) has been certified as carbon neutral for the first time, after entering into a carbon offset programme with the UK-based international organisation Carbon Footprint Ltd.
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