Nikko Asset Management is one of Asia’s largest asset managers, providing high-conviction, active fund management across a range of Equity, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset strategies. In addition, our complementary range of passive strategies covers more than 20 indices and includes some of Asia’s largest exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
In the pursuit of excellence, we approach everything we do with an entrepreneurial mindset. This enables us to think differently, transforming intelligent insights into innovative, relevant investment opportunities for our clients. Leveraging our unique combination of a global perspective complemented by our Asian DNA, we aspire to create sophisticated and diverse solutions that set new standards in the asset management industry.
Our global investment teams have a strong appreciation for the unique characteristics of individual countries and sectors, helping them to cut through the noise to determine the real risks and opportunities. Using local market intelligence to unearth new ideas, they exploit these on-the-ground insights to build strong, dynamic portfolios for our clients.
At Nikko Asset Management, we believe in partnering with our clients to build progressive investment solutions. In a world where one-size-fits-all solutions are no longer the answer, our ability to turn insights into opportunities sets us apart. Our understanding of both our clients and the drivers of investment markets underpins the innovation and relevance of the solutions we develop.
Nikko AM New Zealand
As a dedicated global investment manager in New Zealand, Nikko AM NZ is committed to providing the best of both New Zealand and the world to investors. The Nikko AM global investment platform provides a real time connection to a network of over 200** investment professionals who share proprietary ideas and perspectives.
Nikko AM NZ partners local knowledge and experience with significant global resources, delivering cutting edge investment perspectives, risk analysis, financial support and business infrastructure. Nikko AM NZ is based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Please see our Global Reach for more details.
What we do
Nikko AM NZ is solely in the business of investment management. Nikko AM NZ actively manages NZ$5 billion of investments for corporate superannuation schemes, community trusts, charitable trusts, foundations, financial planners, banks, insurance companies, KiwiSaver Schemes, corporations, other fund managers and retail investors through platforms.
We manage domestic assets (equities, fixed interest and cash) through our Auckland-based investment team and employ carefully selected offshore managers to manage global assets (global equities, global bonds and alternative investments). We also offer socially responsible funds and embrace the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.
How we manage money
Nikko AM NZ possesses an investment-focused, intelligent and collegiate team environment. The investment philosophy is driven by high conviction ideas and fresh perspectives, supported by rigorous research and analysis.
As an active investment manager, we have a medium term focus that uses our fundamental research and information advantage to add value. We specialise in investment management and operate within the controlled risk environment of a specialist global investment manager.
Our investment professionals have an average of over 17 years' investment experience. The collective experience has contributed to sound investment processes that have been enhanced with the knowledge gained from changing market conditions.
Nikko AM NZ has been able to attract and retain some of the best talent in the industry and today enjoys the benefit of a dedicated New Zealand investment management team with experts that have been together for over a decade.
Nikko AM NZ has developed a rigorous selection process to appoint world class investment specialists to manage global assets and has grown successful, long-standing relationships with offshore managers spanning many years. We look to identify managers who are best of breed, institutional-calibre and who are aligned with our investment philosophy.
Governance and Controls
Nikko AM NZ operates within a strong governance framework and considers our fiduciary responsibilities of upmost importance. Nikko AM provides global resources, systems, policies and procedures, while the New Zealand business is overseen by an experienced Board and Investment Committee.
Nikko AM NZ has created a comprehensive compliance program that is continually updated to reflect the developing regulatory and compliance environment. Risk management is not a standalone activity that is separate from the main activities and processes of the organisation. Nikko AM NZ views compliance, systems and controls as a critical part of the investment process. We also promote transparency and open communication when managing clients' investments.
Strong governance is a feature that we search for when investing in companies, in particular suitable corporate governance structures which offer transparency and investment ownership protection. We recognise that we have an obligation to promote Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices among companies in which investments are held on our investors' behalf.
Nikko AM NZ is supervised by Public Trust. Public Trust is a statutory corporation and Crown Entity.
* As of 30 June 2016
**As of 30 June 2016, including employees of Nikko AM and its subsidiaries, but excluding minority affiliates and minority joint ventures.