Nikko Asset Management (“Nikko AM”) has appointed Ella-Kara Brown as Portfolio Manager within its Global Equity team based in Edinburgh. Ella-Kara Brown joins the existing Global Equity team as a Portfolio Manager to further bolster the firm’s Global Equity capability. The team has achieved considerable success in building their franchise with a focus on Future Quality investing, with assets under management growing from a modest start of approximately USD 250 million in 2014 to over USD 4 billion today.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“Nikko AM”) and Osmosis (Holdings) Limited (“Osmosis”) a UK-based sustainable investment manager specialising in a resource efficient strategy, have entered into a legally binding agreement on 6 November to form a strategic partnership. This follows the 7 July announcement of a non-legally binding agreement.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) has just issued its Sustainability Report 2023, giving a progress update on sustainable investment initiatives, as well as various corporate sustainability activities in its own operations. This is Nikko AM’s fourth Sustainability Report, and covers activities during the 2022 calendar year.
Nikko Asset Management together with Osmosis (Holdings) Limited hereby announce that they have entered into a non-binding agreement for a strategic partnership, under which Nikko AM group intends to acquire a minority stake in Osmosis and to be given distribution rights for Osmosis investment products and strategies.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) garnered three awards at The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards 2023. On 4 May, the firm was recognised again as Asset Management Company of the Year, Japan, and on 11 May took home consecutive wins as both Best ETF Provider, Japan and Best ETF Provider, Singapore. The Asset, an influential industry publication about the asset management industry in Asia, selected the winners for each category looking at the period of 1 January to 31 December 2022 across all Asia-Pacific markets, including the Middle East.
Leading active fund manager Nikko AM NZ is pleased to announce the appointments of Nikko Asset Management Group Executive Chairman Yutaka Nishida, and Senior Corporate Officer and Global Head of International Sales Tony Glover, to its board of directors.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) announces the launch of the Global Sustainable Investment Team, bringing together globally for the first time the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) professionals. Following significant expansion over the last 12 months, the firm has deepened its talent across ESG integration and stewardship, and appointed dedicated staff leading in areas such as ESG data analytics and ESG regulations - unique expertise among asset managers headquartered in Asia.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) was selected in four categories in Asia Asset Management‘s 2023 Best of the Best Awards. The wins include two performance awards for Japan large cap equity: 10 years and 20 years. The firm also took home Japan country awards for ETF Manager of the Year as well as Fund Launch of the Year. This marks the tenth consecutive year Nikko AM has been 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.
Nikko AM is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Williams as Managing Director and Country Head of its New Zealand business.
Williams’ appointment headlines a number of promotions prompted by George Carter’s decision to step down from the role he’s held for the last seven years. These will see Michael Sherrock work alongside Williams as co-head of NZ Equities and Sam Bryden becoming Head of Distribution – a position vacated by James Wesley, who is relocating to New York where he has been asked to take up the newly created role of Deputy CEO Nikko AM Americas. Carter and Wesley will stay in their roles until the end of March.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM), today announces that a paper co-authored by employee Masahiro Suzuki has been published in Volume 60, Issue 2, of prestigious international academic journal “Information Processing & Management”. This peer-reviewed journal presents ground-breaking research on information and computing science theory, methods, and applications in a range of domains.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) is proud to announce a pair of strategic enhancements to the firm’s global leadership, effective 7 November 2022. These appointments will greatly increase the resilience of both senior strategic management and investment management structures, and enhance Nikko AM’s greatest strength as a global and diverse asset manager.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) has announced that it has become the first asset manager headquartered in Japan to join as a member of “LGBT Great”. Based in London and founded in 2018, LGBT Great is an alliance of various types of organisations in the financial services industry, with a shared vision to make the industry the most trusted place of choice for LGBT+ talent, clients and investors by advocating and partnering to create positive cultural change. As of 30 June, the organisation has 50 members consisting of global financial institutions and asset managers.
On 11 April, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) issued its Sustainability Report 2022, outlining the global asset manager’s efforts towards a sustainable society, both as a fiduciary and responsible investor, as well as how it manages its own operations. This is Nikko AM’s third Sustainability Report, and covers activities during the 2021 calendar year.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) is contributing to coordinated international efforts in Ukraine and surrounding countries to provide humanitarian relief to those affected by the ongoing and escalating emergency. The firm has set up a framework to collect donations from its employees around the world, and will match the funds raised and provide them to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other organisations with proven track records in providing relief to refugees.
Hot on the heels of a revamp of its GoalsGetter platform, which guides Kiwi investors to understand, set and reach their personal investment goals, New Zealand fund manager and KiwiSaver provider Nikko AM NZ is now offering greater consumer choice with a retail and KiwiSaver version of its longstanding Wholesale Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Equity Fund.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) is proud to announce a number of changes to its senior leadership, effective 1 April 2022. Senior Corporate Officer Stefanie Drews will be promoted to President and Representative Director, with Director and Vice Chairman Yutaka Nishida promoted to Chairman and Representative Director.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) won in four categories at the Asia Asset Management 2022 Best of the Best Country Awards. In Japan, Nikko AM was recognised as Best Pension Fund Manager, Best Retail House, and for Fund Launch of the Year. In Singapore, the firm took home Best Multi-Asset Manager for the second consecutive year. The country awards cover the year ending 30 November, 2021, and mark the ninth 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 Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) is proud to announce that it has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative – a global collaboration among asset managers to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across their portfolios by 2050 in an effort to limit the rise in average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial revolution levels. The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative was founded in December 2020, and as of 1 November 2021 consisted of a total of 220 asset managers with a combined USD57.4 trillion in assets under management.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) today published its third 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 2020 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. The report also explains Nikko AM’s efforts to reduce and offset its carbon dioxide emissions across all of its offices worldwide.
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.
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 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.