Nikko Securities Investment Trust
and Management Co., Ltd.
Established December 1959
Nikko International Capital
Management Co., Ltd.
Established September 1981
Tokyo office opens

1959
First investment trust launches
the Nikko Bond Fund

1961
1981

Tokyo office opens
New York office opens

1984
London office opens

1987

Registers as investment adviser and becomes licensed for discretionary asset management
Singapore office opens

1990

Company enters corporate pension fund market

Nikko Securities Investment Trust & Management Co., Ltd. and
Nikko International Capital Management Co., Ltd. merge

Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM)
Established April 1999
1999

  • Launches first SRI fund in Japan*1
2000

2001

  • Launches Japan's first investment in-kind ETF (Nikkei 225 index tracker)*1
2003

  • Becomes first asset manager to gain Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) status in China*1
2005

  • Launches world's first China A Shares Equity fund outside of China*2
  • Wins Reuters' Lipper Award for Best Fund Group — the first of many industry awards
2007

  • Invests in Chinese asset manager Rongtong Fund Management Co., Ltd., holding 40% in a joint venture partnership
2008

  • Launches Nikko AM Fund Academy to provide investment education to distributors and investors
2009

  • Welcomes new major shareholder, Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
2010

  • Launches world's first fund investing in World Bank Green Bonds*1
2011

  • Completes acquisition of Tyndall Investments, gaining strong foothold in Australia and New Zealand
  • Completes acquisition of DBS Asset Management; renames company Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited and merges operations with Nikko Asset Management Singapore Limited. Stakes in Malaysian Hwang Investment Management Berhad and AIIMAN Asset Management Sdn Bhd are part of the deal
  • Signs strategic alliance with DBS Bank; strengthens investment team and expands distribution coverage.
2013

  • Exceeds 15 trillion yen in AUM
  • Acquires an Asian Equities team
2014

  • One of the first asset managers in Singapore to be awarded RQFII, and launched Singapore’s first Chinese onshore bond fund*1
  • Hires a Global Equities team
  • Launches Multi-Asset capability
  • Aligns Tyndall brand names in Australia and New Zealand with the firm’s global name, Nikko Asset Management
2015

  • Eurasia Group, Nikko Asset Management Pair Strengths in Emerging Markets Investments
  • Launches Japan's first Robotics Equity fund*1
2017

  • Launches its first ETF outside of Japan on the SGX, and Singapore's first Asia ex Japan REIT ETF*1
  • Partners with ARK Invest for Disruptive Innovation Investment Solutions

*1 Based on Nikko Asset Management's research
*2 Except for mutual funds launched in Mainland China (based on Nikko Asset Management's research)