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 Co., Ltd. (“Nikko AM”) has appointed Marleen Barents-Jager as Business Development Director for the Benelux and Nordic regions to further strengthen its European sales effort.
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 delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Bluzmanis as Regional Head of EMEA and Chief Executive of Nikko AM Europe Ltd, effective 1 April 2022 (subject to Financial Conduct Authority approval). John Howland-Jackson continues as Chairman of Nikko AM Europe in a non-executive capacity, whilst also stepping into a new global strategy role as Senior Advisor International.
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.