news 13 Apr 2021

Palm oil investing through an ESG lens

Does investing in palm oil companies pose a controversy or present an opportunity? Here is a deep-dive analysis of the palm oil sector and the material ESG issues facing it. All in all, we believe that positive ESG changes represent a strong opportunity for palm oil companies, and we look for candidates that strive towards sustainability goals and exceed their ESG targets.

news 8 Mar 2021

Nikko AM Group targets 30% women in managerial positions by 2030

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we announced we have 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.

insights 3 Mar 2021

Future Quality Insights: March 2021

The introduction of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation in March 2021 will see significant changes to the way asset management is conducted. It includes new disclosure requirements for investment firms to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns and we welcome it with open arms.

insights 4 Jan 2021

Beyond the pandemic: Identifying sources of alpha in Japan

The global markets surged in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. While we expect the liquidity-driven rise to continue for a while, we should be prepared for the tide to eventually turn. We identify Japanese industries, notably “Delta ESG” stocks, that could become sources of alpha in the post-pandemic world.

insights 1 Dec 2020

Efficiency of Japanese corporate investment in human capital and shareholder value

In Japan, a country that struggles with an ageing and shrinking population, it is important from an economic and social perspective to improve labour productivity by utilising human capital more efficiently. Click to read an adaptation of Yasushi Ishikawa and Kyoji Hasegawa’s award-winning paper on this topic.

insights 16 Dec 2020

Future Quality Insights: December 2020

Another quarter goes by and we are still (in the United Kingdom anyway) limited in our ability to travel and congregate in offices. In my spare time, I often end up searching vainly for fresh and interesting new content, only to revert to watching stalwarts such as the Bourne film series.

news 2 Nov 2020

Annual TCFD report

In our second annual report, we analyse the impact of climate change on our operating results and financial positions in the 2019 calendar year, focusing on the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)’s recommendations with respect to governance, strategy and risk management.

insights 2 Nov 2020

Biden's Most Critical Investment

At the time of writing, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden leads the polls by 10 percentage points and will likely be elected President of The United States on 3 November 2020. The potential for a Democrat “Blue Wave” with control of both houses easing the passage of legislation also seems possible.

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