Nikko Asset Management appoints Mari Yamauchi as outside director

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At an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“Nikko AM”) has confirmed the appointment of Mari Yamauchi as Outside Director. With Ms. Yamauchi’s appointment, Nikko AM’s Board of Directors consists of ten – three executive and seven nonexecutive directors. Of them, five are Outside Directors, including Chairman of the Board Yoichiro Iwama, appointed […]

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Nikko AM extends and deepens bench strength in China equity

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Nikko Asset Management (“Nikko AM”) has announced it has augmented its China Equity capability with additional resource based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The All China team of six is a natural extension of one of the largest Asian Equity teams housed in Singapore. The enlarged capability comprises native Chinese analysts, seasoned China specialists and […]

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Nikko AM commits to Women’s Empowerment Principles

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Nikko Asset Management (“Nikko AM”) has announced that it has signed a statement of support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). Produced and disseminated by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles present seven steps that business and other sectors […]

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Nikko Asset Management appoints Yoichiro Iwama as Outside Director

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At its Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, 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 AM is focused on the highest standards of stewardship, […]

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Nikko Asset Management Australia’s Global Share Fund receives ‘Bronze’ Morningstar rating

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Nikko Asset Management Australia announced that on 4 April 2018 its Nikko AM Global Share Fund received a ‘Bronze’ Morningstar Analyst Rating™ on its debut, reflecting high performance across key pillars and the fund’s forward-looking prospects. Led by William Low, the six-person portfolio management team was commended for establishing a high conviction global equity strategy, […]

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Nikko Asset Management Recognised as Best Asia Pacific Equity ETF Manager

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Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has announced 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. Nikko AM’s ETF assets under management (AUM) grew to over JPY 6.4 trillion […]

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Nikko AM Recognised in Three Categories in Asia Asset Management’s 2018 Best of the Best Awards

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Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) 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 […]

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Outlook 2018: Australian market outlook

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Reflection on 2017 In early 2017, I suggested a total return of 12-15% was a reasonable expectation given the rotation from defensive, secular growth and bond-sensitive stocks towards the cyclical and value end still had some way to go. Well, the forecast was a little high as total return for the ASX 200 accumulation index […]

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Nikko Asset Management launches new LBO Fund in Australia

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Nikko Asset Management has announced the launch of a new leveraged buyout (LBO) fund in Australia. The Nikko AM Australian LBO Loan Fund (LBO Loan Fund), established on behalf of a cornerstone Japanese institutional investor, will tap Nikko AM’s existing private debt capability within its global fixed interest team. Sam Hallinan, Managing Director of Nikko […]

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Nikko Asset Management and Japan for UNHCR Partner to Support Refugee Children

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Nikko Asset Management (“Nikko AM”) has announced 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. “Today, 65 million people have been […]

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