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 announces that at its ordinary general shareholders meeting today Ms. Eriko Kawai was confirmed appointed as an outside non-executive director to the firm’s Board of Directors.
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.
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 is offering an exchange traded fund to be managed using a long-short strategy that targets Japanese equities, the first of its kind in Japan. This new ETF, Listed Index Fund MSCI Japan Equity High Dividend Low Volatility (Beta Hedged) (Code: 1490), will be launched on March 9 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 13.
Nikko Asset Management has been recognised for excellence by Hong-Kong based Asia Asset Management. The firm won the Best of the Best Country Award for Japan in three categories: Best Institutional House, ETF Manager of the Year and Best Responsible Investor.
Nikko Asset Management’s Global Investment Committee has lifted its view on global equities to overweight and is bullish on the U.S. dollar in its latest house view, due to stronger prospects for the global economy with the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President and expectations of a hawkish monetary policy by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Nikko Asset Management's Global Investment Committee is positive on Japanese and developed Asia-Pacific equities over the next six months, but maintains a slightly underweight stance on global equities amid continued sluggish global growth.
Nikko Asset Management is launching two ETFs – a currency hedged type and a non-currency hedged type – that will track indexes of US government bonds with maturities of 7-10 years.
Despite the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the Global Investment Committee has noted that it does not think economies or risk markets will crash, but added that it is hard to be enthusiastic about the prospects for the post-BREXIT world over the next few quarters.