Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“Nikko AM”) is delighted to announce the appointment of James Wesley as CEO and Country Head of Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. (“Nikko AM Americas”), effective 1 January 2024 (subject to regulatory approval). He succeeds Lawrence (Larry) Prager who is retiring from this position at the end of December 2023.
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.
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.
AUCKLAND, 8 February - Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (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 (Nikko AM) won a trio of awards as part of The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards 2022. On 14 July, Nikko AM was recognised as both Best ETF Provider, Japan and Best ETF Provider, Singapore, and followed up on 25 July with Asset Management Company of the Year, Japan. 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 2021 across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
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.
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.