Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has just revamped its Environmental Policy, with a framework aligning all of the firm’s offices around the world in how to consider environmental factors when conducting business. The policy also sets a firm target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and commits to disclosing regular progress updates towards that target.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) won a trio of exchange traded fund (ETF) awards as part of The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers 2021. On 29 April, Nikko AM was recognised as Best ETF Provider, Japan, and followed up on 6 May with wins for Most Innovative ETF in the Japan and Hong Kong categories.
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 (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 AM NZ is now giving New Zealanders the opportunity to tie their future to the world’s, by providing exclusive KiwiSaver access to the Nikko AM ARK Disruptive Innovation Fund.
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.
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.
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.
Extension of online consumer investment platform to Financial Advice providers (FAP) ensures easy, cheap access to Nikko AM’s flagship retail PIE and KiwiSaver funds for wider pool of NZ investors
Nikko Am NZ’s Head of Equity, Stuart Williams, reflects on last week’s budget announcement and what this means from an investment perspective.
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.
Nikko AM to provide free, virtual face-to-face Q & A service for NZ investors through extended COVID-19 lockdown
Nikko Asset Management NZ (Nikko AM) today announced that it will use its direct-to-consumer social media channels to answer questions New Zealand investors might have about the markets and their investments in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Towards the end of last year, I provided a 2020 outlook piece – one I regret to say that failed to foresee a pandemic – that referenced the estimated US$250 trillion of government, corporate and household debt underpinning the global economy. That debt burden is now forecast to increase significantly as Governments and central banks around the world pledge extraordinary levels of stimulus to protect their citizens from the worst outcomes of COVID-19.
Nikko Asset Management is pleased to announce the appointment of two Research Analysts in the New Zealand Equities team. Owen Batchelor and Tim O’Loan will join the Auckland based company early April.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) is pleased to announce that Tony Glover has joined the firm effective 1 March, 2020, taking on the newly-created roles of Global Head of Intermediaries and Head of International Intermediary Sales Department.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has won four categories at the Asia Asset Management 2020 Best of the Best Country Awards - selected in Japan for Fund Launch of the Year, Best Retail House, and ETF Manager of the Year. The company also won ETF Manager of the Year in Singapore. The recognitions cover the period ending November 2019, and mark the seventh consecutive year Nikko AM was awarded by Asia Asset Management, The Journal of Investments and Pensions, regarded as one of the most influential publications about the asset management industry in Asia.
A recent Bloomberg article estimated that a decade of low interest rates and asset purchases by global central banks has left the world with a record US$250 trillion of government, corporate and household debt. To put it another way, this debt mountain equates to approximately US$32,500 for every man, woman and child on earth.
A renowned figure in the New Zealand and global financial marketplace, Mr Donaldson brings to Nikko AM NZ over 25 years' experience at some of the world's largest financial institutions.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) has hosted its first internship for Syrian graduate school students, welcoming three participants and providing them with experience and skills for working in a professional environment in Japan. The interns are members of the programme Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees (JISR), which is implemented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The programme was introduced to Nikko AM through its relationship with UNHCR.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) has been certified as carbon neutral for the first time, after entering into a carbon offset programme with the UK-based international organisation Carbon Footprint Ltd.
Nikko AM’s Corporate Sustainability Department aggregated the travel and financial data from the Firm’s global offices in Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, New York, and London.
New Zealand investors can now access arguably the world’s most exciting investment fund, uniquely comprising global products and services characterised by world-changing disruptive innovation.
Nikko AM is delighted to confirm that ARK Invest CEO (and CIO) Cathie Wood will be amongst the speakers at its FOREWORD Investment Insights forums, to be held next week in Wellington and Auckland.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today published its first annual report presenting activities aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Research by fund Manager Nikko Asset Management has highlighted that when it comes to investment, New Zealanders are now starting young
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 is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Belton as the new Business Development Manager at its New Zealand office, in Auckland
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.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) today announces the establishment of its first office in Germany, at Skyper Villa in Frankfurt's financial district.
After 6 years leading Nikko Asset Management, Takumi Shibata has decided to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited ("Nikko AM NZ") is please to annouce the launch of its digital investment advice platform 'GoalsGetter', bringing 'robo advice' to Kiwi investors.
Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited (“Nikko AM NZ”) has again won New Zealand Fund Manager of the Year at the Morningstar Awards, the second year in a row it has picked up the accolade
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.
Nikko Asset Management NZ Has picked up another accolade in being named "Fund Manager of the Year" at the 2018 FundSource Awards - a win that follows being named "NZ Fund Manager of the Year" at the 2018 Morningstar Awards in March.
Nikko Asset Mangaement New Zealand is pleased to advise it has been granted an exemption to provide personliased digital investment advice - also known as 'robo advice' by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).