At the shareholder meetings of 2,287 Japanese companies in which Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) held voting rights between July 2018 and June 2019, the Firm cast 3,701 negative votes against 23,930 proposals.
We hereby announce the below officer personnel changes decided in accordance with the approval of the transition of Nikko Asset Management Co. Ltd. to a Company with an Audit and Supervisory Committee on the Board. The changes were approved at an extraordinary general shareholders meeting held on 21 June, 2019.
Nikko Asset Management has today announced the appointment of Rob Mann as the Head of Asia ex-Japan Equity, based out of Singapore.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today announces a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) linked to the Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Index, called the “Listed Index Fund J-REIT (Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Index) Bi-Monthly Dividend Payment Type (Mini) (Code: 2552)”.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“Nikko AM”) has decided on the appointment of six Senior Corporate Managing Directors who will join Junichi Sayato, Chairman and Co-CEO, and Hideo Abe, President and Co-CEO, in supporting the management of the company, effective as of 1st May.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) today announces that it has been voted the Best Asia Pacific Equity ETF Manager for the ninth time in ten years in a survey conducted by ETF Express, the digital news publisher serving institutional investors and investment advisers.
After 6 years leading Nikko Asset Management, Takumi Shibata has decided to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Nikko Asset Management (“Nikko AM”) today announces the appointment of Michael Chen as an analyst in its Global Equity team. Michael is a Chartered Financial Analyst® with a degree from the London School of Economics, and will be responsible for providing industry and stock level research and analysis. He joins Nikko AM from Schroders in London.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has been recognised across two categories in Asia Asset Management’s 2019 Best of the Best Awards. Asia Asset Management, The Journal of Investments and Pensions, has acknowledged Nikko AM in Japan as Best Institutional House, for the third year running, and for the first time ever, Singapore ETF Manager of the Year. This is the sixth consecutive year for Nikko AM to be honored by Asia Asset Management.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“Nikko AM”) today announces its support for the Japan-British Society, General Incorporated Association (“the Japan-British Society”). This is initially through a JPY 1 million donation towards planting and maintaining 1,000 cherry trees across parks in the United Kingdom, as a symbol of bilateral friendship between Japan and the UK.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“Nikko AM”) today announces its support for efforts towards commitment to the four areas of impact (Investor disclosure; Corporate engagement; Policy advocacy; Investment) under The Investor Agenda, for the global investor community to address climate change.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. today announces the establishment of its Corporate Sustainability Department, bolstering its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments both in the way in which it manages itself and how it approaches investing.
At the shareholder meetings of 2,255 Japanese companies in which Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) invests held from July 2017 through June 2018, the Firm cast 3,453 negative votes against 22,142 proposals. This translates to 15.6% of the total.
(Changed on 28 August, 2018)
At an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“Nikko AM”) has confirmed the appointment of Mari Yamauchi as Outside Director.
Nikko Asset Management today announces a new exchange traded fund (ETF) linked to the S&P 500 Index with a currency hedge for the yen.
Nikko Asset Management today announces that it has augmented its China Equity capability with additional resource based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Nikko Asset Management today announces that it is to back the Columbia Business School Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), the preeminent US academic center focused on promoting knowledge of Japanese business systems in US domestic, East Asia, and international contexts.
Nikko Asset Management today announces that it has signed a statement of support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles. Produced and disseminated by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles present seven steps that business and other sectors can take to advance and empower women.
At its Board of Directors meeting today, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. ("Nikko AM") confirmed the appointment of Yoichiro Iwama as Outside Director. When he assumes the role, he is also to be appointed Chairman of the Firm's Board of Directors, effective 15 May.
Nikko Asset Management today announces that it has been voted the Best Asia Pacific Equity ETF Manager for the seventh time in eight years in a survey conducted by ETF Express, the digital news publisher serving institutional investors and investment advisers.
Nikko Asset Management today announces that Head of Marketing, Asia ex-Japan & The Americas Joyce Koh is as of 1 March 2018 appointed Head of Marketing - International. Based in Singapore, in this newly created role she continues to report to Tokyo-based Joint Global Head of Product & Marketing, and Head of Marketing and Communications, Stefanie Drews, and her scope expands to include responsibility for all aspects of the Firm’s marketing worldwide, ex-Japan.
Nikko Asset Management has been recognised across three categories in Asia Asset Management’s 2018 Best of the Best Awards. Asia Asset Management, The Journal of Investments and Pensions, has acknowledged Nikko AM in Japan as Best Institutional House and ETF Manager of the Year, both for the second year running, and for the first time as Asia Region ETF Manager of the Year. This is the fifth consecutive year for Nikko AM to be honored by Asia Asset Management.
Nikko Asset Management today announces that it is bolstering its sales team serving Japanese pensions and other institutional clients in Japan with the appointment of Masato Mishina to the newly created role of Deputy Head of the Japan Institutional Business Division, effective 1 January 2018.
Nikko Asset Management ("Nikko AM") today announces a partnership with Japan for UNHCR, a national partner of UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency), whereby Nikko AM globally supports funding towards school supplies and textbooks, access to schools, and extracurricular and classroom facilities through the UNHCR Educate A Child (EAC) programme.
Nikko Asset Management today announces that Nikko Asset Management Europe Ltd Chairman John Howland-Jackson is as of 1 January 2018 additionally appointed EMEA CEO (subject to Financial Conduct Authority approval).
Nikko Asset Management today announces its commitment to disclose the results of individual voting in the companies in which it invests at shareholder meetings, in accordance with the Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors set forth in Japan’s Stewardship Code.
Nikko Asset Management (“Nikko AM”) has appointed Jeremy Hall as Investment Director – Global Equity. In this role, he will be a portfolio manager within the Nikko AM Global Equity team based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Nikko Asset Management today announces that it is enhancing its disruptive innovation focused investment solutions by acquiring a minority stake in ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”). In this partnership Nikko AM will obtain exclusivity in select Asian geographies to offer ARK products and investment strategies and its investment team intends to continue working closely with ARK’s disruptive innovation focused analysts.
Nikko Asset Management’s (“Nikko AM”) Global Investment Committee (GIC) maintains its bullish stance on global equities despite geopolitical uncertainty in its latest House View, due to increasing confidence in economic growth amongst consumers and corporations in much of the developed world.
Nikko Asset Management today announces its Listed Index Fund Asian REIT (Listed Asian REIT; Ticker: 1495), a new Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) that invests in Asia’s Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). The ETF will launch on June 22 and list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) on June 29. This is the first such ETF in Japan targeting the Asian REIT market.
AsianInvestor has recognised Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) as Japan's 2017 Fund House of the Year for generating strong returns in Japan's negative interest rate environment. This is the sixth time in seven years that the firm has won the award*. Nikko AM's actively managed Japanese equity strategies demonstrated a record of investment excellence that drove growth in assets under management (AUM) throughout 2016.
Nikko Asset Management (“Nikko AM”) today announces the launch of its Emerging Markets Multi Asset UCITS Fund (the “Fund”), managed by Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Samson. Through Nikko AM’s partnership with geopolitical risk research and consulting firm Eurasia Group, the Fund uniquely integrates political insight and analysis in its robust investment approach, combining quantitative rigour with qualitative insights.
Nikko Asset Management’s (Nikko AM) Global Investment Committee (GIC) maintains its bullish stance on global equities, particularly for the United States and the Developed Pacific ex-Japan region in its latest house view, due to increasing confidence in economic growth by consumers and corporations in much of the developed world. The GIC also maintains a moderately underweight stance on global bonds, as yields are expected to maintain a gradual rise.