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 (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 announces that as of 1 April, Executive Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director Junichi Sayato will take on the additional title of president. The firm’s current President, Co-CEO and Representative Director Hideo Abe has decided to step down at the end of March, but will remain on the firm’s board as a director until the regular shareholders’ meeting scheduled for June, 2021, when he will step down from the board as well.
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 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 Asset Management today announces the listing of the NikkoAM E-Games Active ETF (the “ETF”) on the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) on 16 June 2020.
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 (Nikko AM) is carrying out the following measures to ensure business continuity, following the declaration of a state of emergency on 7 April by the Japanese government regarding Tokyo and six other prefectures.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) today announces that it has been voted the Best Asia Equity ETF Provider for the tenth time in eleven years in a survey conducted by ETF Express, a leading digital news publisher serving institutional investors and investment advisers.
On 13 March, Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) released its 2019 Sustainability Report, showcasing the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments along with its progressive philosophy, goals, and the internal and external committees and standards that the firm follows and shapes.
Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has launched a Corporate Hybrid Bond Fund dedicated to investing in hybrid debt of highly rated corporations. The Fund is managed by its London-based Global Fixed Income team and JPY 5.1 billion was raised from Japanese institutional investors, reflecting growing demand for higher yielding quality investment solutions.
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.
Nikko Asset Management today announces the listing of the Nikko AM Global Internet ETF (the “ETF”) on the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx). The ETF enables investors to access the world’s top 30 Internet companies by market capitalisation.