Nikko Asset Management today announces that it has signed a statement of support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles. Produced and disseminated by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles present seven steps that business and other sectors can take to advance and empower women.
Nikko AM NZ has won another major industry accolade, this time the Institute of Finance Professionals' top bonds manager award.
At its Board of Directors meeting today, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. ("Nikko AM") confirmed the appointment of Yoichiro Iwama as Outside Director. When he assumes the role, he is also to be appointed Chairman of the Firm's Board of Directors, effective 15 May.
Nikko Asset Management New Zealand has launched a KiwiSaver Scheme, allowing Kiwis to now invest directly with the award-winning global firm.
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.
The strengths and vulnerabilities of New Zealand’s main trading partners’ economies have been a key focus during two investment conferences held in Auckland and Wellington last week. Nikko AM NZ’s Investment Summit was attended by more than 160 financial services professionals and investors.
Nikko Asset Management New Zealand's expertise as a fund manager has been recognised, with the firm taking the top hornour at the 2018 Morningstar Awards.
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.
Three months on from its launch into the New Zealand market, Nikko Asset Management's Global Shares Fund is steadily growing in value.
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 Limited 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.
The strength and performance of Nikko Asset Management NZ’s domestic equity team has been recognised by New Zealand’s finance industry. At the Institute of Finance Professionals (INFINZ) Awards, at Auckland's Langham Hotel last night, Nikko AM NZ was awarded the Chapman Tripp award for “Fund Manager of the Year – Equities”.
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’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 New Zealand has been recognised for outstanding investment performance at the 2016 FundSource Awards, winning Fixed Interest Manager of the Year at the event held in Auckland last week.
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.
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.