Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) is carrying out the following measures to ensure business continuity, following the Japanese government’s decision to declare a state of emergency on 23 April regarding Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures.
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.
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.