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.
On 4 May, Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) was announced as the Best Fund House, Japan in the 2020 Asset Management Awards by AsianInvestor, one of the region’s leading industry publications about the asset management industry.