Nikko Securities Investment Trust
and Management Co., Ltd.
Established December 1959
Nikko International Capital
Management Co., Ltd.
Established September 1981
Tokyo office opens
First investment trust launches
the Nikko Bond Fund
Tokyo office opens
New York office opens
London office opens
London office opens
Registers as investment adviser and becomes licensed for discretionary asset management
Singapore office opens
Singapore office opens
Company enters corporate pension fund market
Nikko Securities Investment Trust & Management Co., Ltd. and
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM)
Established April 1999
*1 Based on Nikko Asset Management's research
*2 Except for mutual funds launched in Mainland China (based on Nikko Asset Management's research)
Global Executive Committee
Stefanie Drews was promoted to President in April 2022. She cooperates with the Executive Chairman in the oversight and execution of the entire company.
Drews joined the firm in August 2014 as Global Head of Institutional Marketing and Proposition. She was appointed Joint Global Head of Product & Marketing in 2016, and in 2018 took on additional responsibility as Global Head of Marketing and Head of Corporate Sustainability. In May 2019, she was named Senior Corporate Managing Director*, as well as Global Head of Products & Solutions, Global Head of International Sales & Strategy and Global Head of Sales Support. As a result, she was simultaneously responsible for all domestic and international product development and management, marketing, communications, and sales support, as well as leading the international business and all corporate sustainability efforts.
Drews was previously the Global Head of Key Clients and Family Offices at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in London. Prior to Barclays, she was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in London, where she spent 13 years.
Drews graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy & Economics, and earned her MBA at Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Yutaka Nishida joined Nikko Asset Management in April 2020 as a Non-Executive Director, before becoming a Director and Executive Vice Chairman in June 2021, and Executive Chairman since April 2022. He works closely with the President in the supervision and execution of all aspects of the business.
In 1984, Nishida joined The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd.) and his career spans key senior roles at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. He gained extensive international experience as Head of New York Unit, Global Markets and later Regional Executive for Europe and General Manager of London Branch. In 2012, he was named an Executive Officer of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and rose through the ranks eventually to 2017 as Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer. Meanwhile at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, he was appointed Executive Officer in 2013, and held senior roles until becoming a Director and Senior Managing Representative Executive Officer in 2019. During this time, he was mainly responsible for overseeing key administrative functions of risk management, fiduciary risk management, legal and compliance.
Nishida graduated from the School of Law at Kyoto University in March 1984.
Executive Corporate Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Investment
Hiroshi Yoh joined Nikko Asset Management in November 2022 as Executive Corporate Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Investment. He is responsible for directing all of the firm’s investment management activities globally.
With 33 years of experience in the asset management industry, Yoh has served in offices throughout Asia of major global and Japanese players, where he held key roles including CEO, CIO, Portfolio Manager and Strategist. Prior to joining Nikko Asset Management, he was President of Franklin Templeton Japan Co., Ltd., and CEO and CIO of Tokio Marine Asset Management International. As a portfolio manager, Yoh has managed Japanese Equity, Asia equity, global emerging market equity, Asia multi-asset balanced funds, as well as private equity and hedge funds with excellent track records. Most recently, he was CIO at Asset Management One in Singapore since December 2019.
In December 2021, Yoh was named as one of 25 Leaders in the Asian asset management Industry over last 25 years for his outstanding contributions, according to industry publication Asia Asset Management.
He earned a Master of Economics, with a major in International Trade and Finance from the Graduate School of Business Administration and Political Science at Tsukuba University in 1989, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2010. He is also a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (CMA).
Executive Corporate Officer, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Allen Yan is Executive Corporate Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Global Head of Finance and Head of Finance Division, responsible for all financial accounting and capital management throughout the global firm. He also serves as Global Head of Strategic Planning, and oversees all strategic activities. He has held his current roles since April 2023, and is based in Tokyo.
Yan first joined Nikko Asset Management in May 2006 as General Manager, Analysis and Budgeting Department. In March 2008, he became Head of Strategy & Financial Planning Department. Then in April 2011, he was seconded to joint venture Rongtong Fund Management Co., Ltd. headquartered in Shenzhen, China, as Executive Deputy CEO. In May 2013, with the founding of Rongtong’s subsidiary in Hong Kong Rongtong Global Investment Limited, he took on the additional role as its CEO. He returned to Nikko Asset Management in January 2023 as an Executive Corporate Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining Nikko Asset Management, Yan joined the New Business Development Group at Fidelity Investments in Boston in 2000 and later transferred to Fidelity Investments Japan in 2001. There, he was in the finance division, responsible for business planning and financial analysis for Fidelity Investments Japan and subsequently Fidelity Investments Asia.
He earned his BA in Economics at the University of Chicago and his Master of Commerce and Management at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Senior Corporate Officer, Chief Risk Management Officer, Global Head of Risk Management, Global Head of Investment Risk Management, Joint Head of Risk Management Division
Kunihiro Asai has held the position of Senior Corporate Officer since May 2019. In that role, he had previously been responsible for execution of the firm’s corporate strategy, risk management, internal control, global operations and global technology. As of April 2023, he oversees all of the firm’s risk management on a global basis.
Asai joined Nikko Asset Management as Head of Risk Management in August 2006. He served as Head of Product Development for seven years from 2007 onwards, and was appointed Global Head of Corporate Office and Head of Corporate Office in 2014.
A veteran financier with more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Asai has a strong background in risk management. Prior to joining Nikko Asset Management, he worked for the major trading house Mitsui & Co, Ltd. between 2001 and 2006, engaged in planning and managing the product derivatives business globally. He also spent more than a decade working at both Sanwa Securities and Sanwa Bank, serving in the overseas dealing business.
Asai holds a Master of Science in computational finance from the Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo.
Senior Corporate Officer, Global Head of Products & Solutions, Global Head of Product Development and Management, Head of Products & Solutions Division, Head of Solutions Department
Hiroshi Yokoyama leads the Products & Solutions Division, and oversees all of the firm’s product development and management worldwide.
Yokoyama joined Nikko Asset Management in September 2005. From August 2016, he was subsequently appointed as Global Head of Product Development and Management. In May 2019, he also took on the role of Head of Products & Solutions Division. In November 2020, he was also appointed Head of ETF Business Division. In April 2022, he was named Global Head of Products & Solutions, Joint Global Head of Sales Support and Joint Head of Sales Support Division. He has been a Senior Corporate Officer since July 2022.
Yokoyama has over 20 years of experience in product development and management for investment trusts. Prior to Nikko Asset Management, he began his career in 1997 in product development at UFJ Partners Asset Management Co., Ltd. (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd.)
Yokoyama is a graduate of Waseda University, where he studied Political Science and Economics.
Senior Corporate Officer, Global Head of International Sales, Global Head of Consultant Relations, Head of International Sales Division, Joint Head of Japan Institutional Business Division
Tony Glover oversees the strategy and execution of all of Nikko Asset Management’s sales activities outside of Japan, and for institutional investors in Japan. He also coordinates the firm’s relations with global, regional and local investment consultants.
Glover joined the firm in March 2020, and was originally appointed as Global Head of Intermediaries. He became Global Head of Consultant Relations in November 2020, and has held the position of Global Head of International Sales since September 2021. He was named Head of International Sales Division when the division was established in April 2022. In April 2023, he took on oversight of the Japan institutional business when he was appointed as Senior Corporate Officer and Joint Head of Japan Institutional Business Division.
Glover has a career in asset management in Japan spanning over 20 years. Prior to joining Nikko Asset Management, he worked in the Japan offices of a number of global asset managers headquartered in Europe, including WestLB Asset Management, Fortis Investments, and BNP Paribas Asset Management. He spent a decade working as an analyst and fund manager investing in the Japanese equity markets before moving to management roles, first as head of the investment team, and then later as Chief Administrative Officer, while also acting as an investment specialist for Japanese equity products, covering clients in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Senior Corporate Officer, Head of Japan Retail Business Division
Tetsuji Yasunaga is Head of Japan Retail Business Division, managing all sales to retail investors in Japan.
Yasunaga joined Nikko Asset Management in July 2006, with a consistent focus on sales of investment trusts. He was appointed Head of Asset Management Support Department in July 2011, and Head of Japan Retail Business Division in September 2019. He has been a Senior Corporate Officer since June 2023.
Prior to Nikko Asset Management, Yasunaga worked at Nomura Investment Management Co., Ltd. (now Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.) and Nissay Investment Trust Management Co., Ltd. (now Nissay Asset Management Corporation) involved in sales of investment trusts to retail investors in Japan.
Yasunaga is a graduate of Kwansei Gakuin University, where he studied law. He is a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (CMA).
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Global Head of Corporate Planning and Head of Corporate Planning Division
Kiyotaka Ryu has been Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) since July 2018, and Global Head of Corporate Planning and Head of Corporate Planning Division since October 2021. He is responsible for overall business planning and supporting the firm’s senior management in the oversight of various functions.
Ryu joined Nikko Asset Management in September 2007, and went on to hold key positions related to audit, such as Global Head of Internal Audit and Head of Internal Audit Department. In July 2018, he was also appointed Global Head of Internal Control, and in December 2018 took on the roles of Chief Risk Officer and Global Head of Risk Management.
Before joining Nikko AM, he worked for KPMG Business Assurance (currently KPMG Consulting) and the KPMG Sydney Office as a financial and technology auditor and consultant, and served clients from various industries including the financial sector.
Ryu graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Sciences, and has also earned a Master of Professional Accounting Degree from the University of New South Wales. Ryu is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Global Head of Human Resources and Head of Human Resources Division
Taka Miyawaki joined Nikko Asset Management in February 2019 as Deputy Global Head of Human Resources and Head of Human Resources Division. He was appointed Joint Global Head of Human Resources in May 2019 and then Global Head of Human Resources in January 2021.
Taka began his career as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P (currently PwC) before moving to human resources at Morgan Stanley. In 2006, he joined Hartford Life Insurance, where he held several key positions, including Head of HR, Head of HR & Management Services and Head of Business Integration. In 2015, he moved on to American International Group (AIG) where he was appointed Deputy Head of HR for Japan and Korea.
Taka graduated from Hawai’i Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Accounting.
Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Chief Legal Officer (CLO), Global Head of Legal, Joint Global Head of Business Compliance, Head of Legal & Compliance Division
As Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Mariko Matsui has the key responsibility of overseeing the firm’s legal and compliance efforts around the world. She has held her current roles since September 2023.
Matsui joined Nikko Asset Management in July 2011, and has continuously utilised her expertise across a host of international and domestic legal and compliance efforts. She was appointed International Head of Legal in October 2021 before expanding her remit to Global Head of Legal and Co-Head of Legal Department in October 2022. She took on the additional title of Joint Global Head of Business Compliance in March 2023.
Prior to joining Nikko Asset Management, Matsui worked in risk management and legal at Citibank, N.A., Tokyo Branch and Deutsche Securities Limited.
She graduated from Keio University Faculty of Law and earned her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, along with a Masters in Law from Waseda Law School. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Global Non-Executive Chairman
Outside Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Iwama holds a wealth of managerial experience in asset management in Japan, encompassing a broad range of senior roles, including most recently President & CEO of Tokio Marine Asset Management Co., Ltd. until 2010. He also acted as Chairman of the Japan Securities Investment Advisers Association for seven years from June 2010, the self-regulatory body for the industry in Japan. In this role, he displayed strong leadership in heightening stewardship at asset managers and corporate governance at invested companies.
Head of Asia and President, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited
Eleanor Seet joined Nikko Asset Management in 2011 as the President and Director of the Singapore entity. She became the Head of Asia ex-Japan in 2015 with expanded responsibility for driving the growth of Nikko AM in the region. She has oversight of Nikko AM’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices and joint venture relationships in China and Malaysia and is a board member of Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad.
Ms Seet is a pioneer in the asset management industry with over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Nikko AM Asia, Ms Seet led the distribution efforts for iShares concentrating on the wealth segments across Asia ex Japan.
Previously, she spent 12 years at AllianceBernstein, where she was responsible for building and developing the firm’s distribution channels and business. In that capacity, she was responsible for the overall strategy and execution of the firm’s product offerings in South East Asia via intermediaries.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Regional Head of EMEA, Chief Executive Officer, Nikko Asset Management Europe Ltd
Rob Bluzmanis is Regional Head of EMEA and Chief Executive Officer of Nikko Asset Management Europe Ltd (Nikko AM Europe). He is responsible for all aspects of Nikko AM’s business across the EMEA region, including its offices in London, Edinburgh, Luxembourg and Frankfurt, and its continuing growth strategy.
Bluzmanis joined Nikko AM in 2015 in Sydney, where his most recent role was Head of Distribution for Nikko AM Australia, where he was responsible for the sales strategy, execution, and management of institutional, intermediary sales and clients service teams. When Nikko AM entered a strategic partnership with Yarra Capital Management and transferred ownership of Nikko AM Australia to Yarra in 2021, Bluzmanis was selected to lead the combined sales and distribution teams.
Bluzmanis has over 20 years’ industry experience in asset management, having previously held senior management roles as Head of National Accounts & Research at Blackrock Australia and Senior Business Development Manager at Colonial First State.
Bluzmanis holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Macquarie University, and the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). He is also a Fellow of FINSIA and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation.
Managing Director and Country Head, Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited
Stuart Williams is responsible for managing all aspects of the Nikko Asset Management New Zealand business.
Williams joined the firm in 2014 as Head of New Zealand Equities. He was named Managing Director and Country Head, as well as Co-Head of New Zealand Equities in April 2023, and has held his current roles since October 2023.
Williams has been in investment management since 1997 and has extensive experience in virtually all aspects of investment management. Most recently this entailed conducting detailed research and developing investment recommendations on listed companies in both New Zealand and Australia. He previously worked at ANZ Investments and its predecessors.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland and is a Chartered Accountant.
Chief Executive Officer, Country Head, Nikko Asset Management Americas, Inc.
Larry Prager is Chief Executive Officer and Country Head of Nikko Asset Management Americas, Inc. based in New York, responsible for all aspects of the business. He came to the New York office in 2010 from Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, where he was Director of Equity Research. He has been actively involved in Nikko AM’s Global Investment Committee, its Stewardship and Proxy Voting Committee and its ESG activity.
Over an investment career of more than 35 years, Larry has been engaged in providing investment advice to retail and institutional investors in Japan and globally. Prior to joining Nikko AM in Tokyo in 2005, he worked for Nikko Citigroup from its start-up until 2005, focused on retail research services to Nikko Cordial Securities and management of its institutional research department. Prior to that he was a director and co-head of the equity research department and member of the global asset allocation committee at the Nikko Research Center, Ltd. in Tokyo. As co-head of sales and research for Nikko Europe in London he focused on investment advice on Japanese markets for its U.K., European and Middle Eastern institutional clients, and sales of European equities into Japan. At Nikko Securities in Tokyo where he began his career in 1985, following two years of post-graduate studies at Keio University in Tokyo, one year associated with the Department of Business and Commerce, Larry focused on Japanese equity markets for institutional investors and global asset allocation as part of the core investment advisory team providing investment services to its global institutional investor and Japan retail investor client base, and its internal product planning strategy function, and serving in various management positions.
Larry holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Asian Studies/Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara. He received his MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of California Los Angeles. He studied Japanese language at UCSB, UCLA, ICU (International Christian University in Tokyo) and at Keio University under a “Monbusho” (Japanese government) scholarship. He has held the “Gaimuin” (for sales and investment advice), and Naibu kanri sekinin sha (internal administrator) qualifications of the Japan Securities Dealers Association, and the U.S. Series 3, 7, 16, 24, 86, 87 and Swaps Proficiency, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s FSA credential, and the highest proficiency of level 1 in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
James Wesley is Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc., (Nikko AM Americas). He works with the local CEO to manage all aspects of Nikko AM’s business across the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Wesley joined Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited in 2013, where he was responsible for leading Nikko AM’s sales, marketing and client servicing functions in the country. He relocated to New York following his appointment as Deputy CEO in April 2023.
Wesley has over 20 years of investment management experience with multi-national organisations. Prior to Nikko AM, he spent eight years at Threadneedle Investments, initially based in London and then Australia.
Wesley holds a Bachelor of Business degree and Graduate Diploma of Business from Auckland University of Technology, and holds the FSA (UK) recognised Certificate in Investment Management. He is kept busy spending time with his young family and when he gets a chance likes to keep active outdoors all year round.
President, Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Limited
Yasuaki Ogiwara joined Nikko Asset Management in April 2015 and is the president of Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Limited.
He is responsible for supporting the company's delivery of integrated solutions to investors throughout Asia. He is a veteran financier. Prior to joining Nikko Asset Management he was the president of Nomura Asset Management in Hong Kong. He has also headed sales and business development in multiple markets during his tenure at Nomura Securities, including Taiwan and Europe.
Nikko Asset Management Affiliates Key Executives
Executive Deputy CEO Rongtong Fund Management Co., Ltd.
CEO Rongtong Global Investment Limited
Jiang Tao is Executive Deputy CEO of Rongtong Fund Management Co., Ltd. He oversees retail distribution and marketing. He is also the CEO of Rongtong Global Investment Limited, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm across asset classes and investor types. He has held both these positions since December 2022.
Jiang has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial industry with a specialisation in fund distribution and international business. In 1993, he joined the Bank of Communications Anhui, China branch, before transferring to its Tokyo branch in 2001 to be in charge of trade settlements and liaisons between the head office, branches and external institutions. He returned to the Anhui branch in 2006 as General Manager of Personal Finance Business Department. Jiang then joined Rongtong Fund Management Co., Ltd. in 2008 as Deputy Director of Marketing Department and Deputy General Manager of the Beijing branch, and from 2008 to 2016 he was General Manager of the Shanghai branch, responsible for the entire East China region. In 2016, he moved to Golden Trust Sinopac Fund Management Co., Ltd. as Deputy General Manager, where he was in charge of institutional, intermediary, retail and online sales and marketing.
Jiang graduated with a BA in English, and went on to earn a Master’s in Economics, both from Anhui University in China.
Teng Chee Wai
AHAM Asset Management Berhad
Dato' Teng Chee Wai is the founder of AHAM Asset Management Berhad (formerly known as Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad) (“AHAMCapital”). Over the past few decades, he has built the Company to be the fastest growing independent investment management house in Malaysia with RM76 billion in assets under administration as at 31 March 2023.
In his capacity as Managing Director/ Executive Director, Teng manages the overall business and strategic direction as well as the management of the investment team. His hands-on approach sees him actively involved in investments, product development and marketing. Teng's critical leadership and regular participation in reviewing and assessing strategies and performance has been pivotal in allowing the Company to successfully navigate the economically turbulent environment.
Teng's investment management experience spans more than 30 years, and his key area of expertise is in managing absolute return mandates for insurance assets and investment-linked funds in both Singapore and Malaysia. In addition, Teng is also the Chairman of Bintang Capital Partners Berhad, AHAM Capital's Private Equity subsidiary.
Prior to his current appointments, he was the Assistant General Manager (Investment) of Overseas Assurance Corporation (OAC) and was responsible for the investment function of the Group Overseas Assurance Corporation Ltd.
Teng began his career in the financial industry as an Investment Manager with NTUC Income, Singapore. He is a Bachelor of Science graduate from the National University of Singapore and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Studies from City University in London.
Executive Chairman and Head of Australian Equities
Dion is Executive Chairman and Head of Australian Equities. He is responsible for leading the Australian Equities team, and is a Portfolio Manager focused on large cap equities.
Prior to transitioning to Yarra Capital Management, Dion was the Head of Australian Equities of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, a position he held since July 2007.
He was previously a Fund Manager at Citadel Investment Group based in New York where he managed a long/short portfolio. He also worked as an Analyst and Fund Manager for Boston-based Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for managing a diversified fund.
Before moving to the US, Dion worked at Boston Consulting Group where he undertook financial and quantitative analysis, project and client account management.
Dion holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York.
Nikko AM's range of specialist Asian equity, fixed income and ETF investment products have been singled out for distinction by consultants and financial media across the globe. We appreciate this recognition and strive to remain the leading Asia-based asset management company, by delivering consistent outperformance and high quality client service.
|Asia Asset Management — 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
|AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2023
|The Asset Awards — 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
|ETF Express Awards — 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
|Global Investor/isf Award for Investment Excellence — 2010
|Lipper Fund Awards (Japan) — 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
|Lipper Fund Awards (UK) — 2010
|Morningstar "Fund of the Year" Awards — 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
|R&I Fund Award — 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
|TBLI ESG Leaders Awards — 2010
Our subsidiaries and affiliates have also been recognised through industry accolades.
- Nikko AM Asia (Singapore): http://www.nikkoam.com.sg/about-us/our-company
- Nikko AM Australia: http://www.nikkoam.com.au/about/awards
- Affin Hwang AM: http://www.affinhwangam.com/
- Rongtong: http://www.rtfund.com/main/About/Overview/index.shtml
References to any specific securities do not constitute an offer to buy or sell securities. Those awarded funds based upon the past performance cannot guarantee their future performance. Data or statements are obtained from sources Morningstar Japan K.K believed to be reliable but are not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness.
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Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards
The Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperalpha.financial.thomsonreuters.com/lipper Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper.
Asia Investor Achievement Awards
AsianInvestor ("AI") annual Awards for Achievement recognise fund houses that have demonstrated skill in institutional fund management, as well as all-round excellence among hedge funds, service providers and domestic businesses. Nominations are based purely on past performance. AI does however select winners on more qualitative factors so our awards reflect consistent skill. For the Annual awards, the methodology for AsianInvestor's Achievement Awards in institutional asset management involves two steps:
- First: AI collects performance data from various consultants that is used to shortlist the top 3-4 candidates in each category. For one-year awards, AI looks at pure returns; for other awards, information ratios. AI picks the top three or four performers on that basis.
- Step two: AI asks the candidates to pitch themselves and provide some areas (such as sources of alpha, strategy, team experience, innovation, testimonials, etc) to consider. After than it is purely an editorial decision, based on the pitches.
Firms that have demonstrated consistent performance in a particular asset class may have an edge and AI also values client testimonials highly.
The Asset ETF Awards
For The Asset Triple A Private Banking, Wealth Management, Investment and ETF Awards, the editors of The Asset adopt a rigorous approach in selecting the most deserving institutions and products. Point scores for both quantitative factors and qualitative factors are combined to determine a shortlist for each award. The Asset editorial team then conducts follow-up interviews and participates in presentations organized by the investors, investing institutions and product originators to make a final judgment.
R&I Fund Award
The R&I Fund Award is presented to provide reference information based on the past data R&I believes to be reliable (however, its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed by R&I) and is not intended to recommend the purchase, sale or holding of particular products or guarantee their future performance. The Award is not the Credit Rating Business, but one of the Other Lines of Business (businesses excluding Credit Rating Business and also excluding the Ancillary Businesses) as set forth in Article 299, paragraph (1), item (xxviii) of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Financial Instruments Business, etc. With respect to such business, relevant laws and regulations require measures to be implemented so that activities pertaining to such business would not unreasonably affect the Credit Rating Activities. Intellectual property rights including copyright and all other rights in this Award are the sole property of R&I, and any unauthorized copying, reproduction and so forth are prohibited. The Award for the "Investment Trusts/Aggregate" category is based on the average performance of the relevant funds of a fund manager, and does not indicate the excellent performance of all individual funds of the manager.
Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Limited (Nikko AM HK)
Nikko AM HK was formed following the integration of DBS Asset Management’s operations with Nikko AM’s representative office in Hong Kong. It provides on-the-ground equity fund management, analysis and research.
Authorised and regulated in Hong Kong by the Securities and Futures Commission. Please note that authorisation does not imply official recommendation.
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM)
Nikko AM provides investment management services, focused on sourcing, packaging and distributing retail investment fund products which are managed in-house or outsourced to third-party sub-advisers. In-house, Nikko AM specialises in Japanese and Asian equities, fixed income and REITs. For institutional clients, the firm also provides separate account and privately placed fund products.
Through the firm’s Fund Academy locations in Tokyo and Osaka, it provides an unrivalled network of Japanese distributors with market information, product knowledge and sales strategies. Nikko AM is a member of the Investment Trusts Association, Japan (JITA) and the Japan Investment Advisers Association (JIAA).
Registration Number: Director of Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Financial instruments firms) No. 368
Nippon Institutional Securities Co., Ltd. (NIS) (Subsidiary of Nikko AM)
NIS provides institutional investors worldwide quality financial products, including ETFs and investment trusts, serving their needs throughout the investment process.
Registration Number: Director of Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Financial instruments firms) No. 3081
Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited (Nikko AM Asia)
Nikko AM Asia comprises the integrated operations of two award-winning Singapore-based asset managers: the former DBS Asset Management Ltd and Nikko Asset Management Singapore Limited. Nikko AM Asia provides investment management services for the group’s Asia ex-Japan products, with core competencies in Asian equities, Asian fixed income and absolute return strategies. It also provides client service and business development relating to institutional, intermediary and retail clients.
Co. Registration No. 198202562H
Nikko Asset Management Australia Limited (Nikko AM Australia)
Established in 1989 and part of the Nikko AM group since March 2011, Nikko Asset Management Australia is an award winning multi-specialist investment manager of Australian investment funds, specialising in Australian shares, Australian fixed interest, international fixed interest and international shares. Nikko Asset Management Australia's management style is active and disciplined, designed to add value to clients’ funds over the longer term.
Authorised and regulated in Australia by the ASIC (AFS Licence No. 237563).
Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited (Nikko AM New Zealand)
Part of the Nikko AM group since March 2011, Nikko Asset Management New Zealand actively manages New Zealand/Australasian equities, fixed interest and cash through its Auckland-based investment team and employs carefully selected offshore managers to manage global equities, bonds and alternative investments. Nikko Asset Management New Zealand also manages a range of socially responsible funds.
Nikko AM New Zealand is a Registered Financial Service Provider in New Zealand (No. FSP22562).
Nikko Asset Management Europe Ltd (Nikko AM Europe)
Nikko AM Europe provides institutional client service and business development to European and Middle Eastern clients seeking global investment solutions. Additionally, its specialist investment professionals manage Global Equity and Global Fixed Income products on behalf of the Nikko AM group.
Authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (reference number 122084).
Nikko Asset Management Luxembourg S.A. (Germany Branch)
Nikko Asset Management Luxembourg S.A.
Nikko Asset Management Americas, Inc. (Nikko AM Americas)
Nikko AM Americas provides global manager due diligence and investment management across multiple asset classes including global macro, currency, fixed income, equities and asset allocation. Nikko AM Americas also manages institutional client service and business development within the USA.
Regulated in the United States by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC file number: 801-60881)
Rongtong Fund Management Co., Ltd. (Rongtong)
With its head office in Shenzhen and branch offices in a number of Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, Rongtong provides investment management services, primarily to the retail market in China. It offers products across active and passive equities, fixed income, as well as balanced and money market asset classes. Nikko AM’s strategic 40% stake in Rongtong enables us to promote our ongoing presence within China’s emerging asset management industry.
Authorised and regulated in People's Republic of China by the China Securities Regulatory Commission
AHAM Asset Management Berhad
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur with sales offices across Malaysia, AHAM AM caters to retail, corporate and institutional clients. It offers a wide range of solutions from unit trust funds, cash management solutions, dedicated discretionary and non-discretionary mandates and wealth management products and services.
Nikko AM has a 27% stake in AHAM AM.
While Nikko Asset Management has over half a century of experience in the marketplace, we have an entrepreneurial culture that is building strong global investment capability in equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.
Headquartered in Asia for 60+ years*, the firm represents more than 200 investment professionals* and 30 nationalities* across 11 countries*. More than 300 banks, brokers, financial advisors and life insurance companies around the world distribute the company’s products.
Our talent strategy is to recruit and retain the performance-driven leaders and technical specialists who are experts locally, think globally, and can help us expand quickly in this growing industry.
Our philosophy in developing human capital is to hire the right people, execute powerfully on the basics of performance management and rewards, and ensure leadership is driving a leaders-building-leaders culture in order to ensure that the right behaviours are being modelled for managers and other future leaders.
Leaders and managers are encouraged to discuss the career aspirations of all employees, and to use their experience and resources to work with their team members to identify creative development opportunities that will stretch, in particular, our mission critical as well as our high potential leadership talent.
*As of 30 Sep 2020