On 11 April, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) issued its Sustainability Report 2022, outlining the global asset manager’s efforts towards a sustainable society, both as a fiduciary and responsible investor, as well as how it manages its own operations. This is Nikko AM’s third Sustainability Report, and covers activities during the 2021 calendar year.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. is pleased to welcome member of the Japanese national wheelchair rugby team Katsuya Hashimoto as an athlete employee, as of 1 April.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) is proud to endorse the “GX League Basic Concept” developed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) is contributing to coordinated international efforts in Ukraine and surrounding countries to provide humanitarian relief to those affected by the ongoing and escalating emergency. The firm has set up a framework to collect donations from its employees around the world, and will match the funds raised and provide them to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other organisations with proven track records in providing relief to refugees.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that we will revise our Standards for Exercising Voting Rights on Japanese Stocks, and apply the revised standards beginning with the general meetings of shareholders held in or after April 2022.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) is proud to announce a number of changes to its senior leadership, effective 1 April 2022. Senior Corporate Officer Stefanie Drews will be promoted to President and Representative Director, with Director and Vice Chairman Yutaka Nishida promoted to Chairman and Representative Director.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) won in four categories at the Asia Asset Management 2022 Best of the Best Country Awards. In Japan, Nikko AM was recognised as Best Pension Fund Manager, Best Retail House, and for Fund Launch of the Year. In Singapore, the firm took home Best Multi-Asset Manager for the second consecutive year. The country awards cover the year ending 30 November, 2021, and mark the ninth 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 Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today announces the listing of two new ETFs: Listed Index Fund Australian Government Bond (Currency Hedge) and Listed Index Fund Australian Government Bond (No Currency Hedge). They will be Japan’s first listed Australian Government Bond ETFs. Both will be launched on 14 February and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on 17 February.
For the third consecutive year, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. was today awarded Gold, the highest rating in the PRIDE Index 2021, by “work with Pride”, a non-profit organisation that helps companies and other organisations adopt and promote LGBTQ-related diversity & inclusion initiatives.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) is proud to announce that it has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative – a global collaboration among asset managers to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across their portfolios by 2050 in an effort to limit the rise in average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial revolution levels. The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative was founded in December 2020, and as of 1 November 2021 consisted of a total of 220 asset managers with a combined USD57.4 trillion in assets under management.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today published its third 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 2020 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. The report also explains Nikko AM’s efforts to reduce and offset its carbon dioxide emissions across all of its offices worldwide.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has just revamped its Environmental Policy, with a framework aligning all of the firm’s offices around the world in how to consider environmental factors when conducting business. The policy also sets a firm target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and commits to disclosing regular progress updates towards that target.
At the shareholder meetings of 2,377 Japanese companies in which Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) held voting rights between July 2020 and June 2021, the firm exercised proxy voting rights regarding 23,393 company-generated proposals and 195 shareholder proposals for a total of 23,588 proposals. Please refer to the tables below for further details.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) is carrying out the following measures to ensure business continuity, following the Japanese government’s decision on 8 July to declare a new state of emergency regarding Tokyo prefecture.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) won a trio of exchange traded fund (ETF) awards as part of The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers 2021. On 29 April, Nikko AM was recognised as Best ETF Provider, Japan, and followed up on 6 May with wins for Most Innovative ETF in the Japan and Hong Kong categories.