Nikko AM launches Asia ex-Japan equity Ucits fund

Nikko AM has launched a Luxembourg domiciled Asia ex-Japan Equity Ucits fund.

The fund is managed by the manager’s Asia ex-Japan equities team headed by Peter Sartori and Eng Teck Tan, lead portfolio managers. This active strategy has been managed by the team since 2006.

The Asia ex-Japan strategy aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in a portfolio of 40-60 mid- to large-cap stocks issued by companies in the Asia ex-Japan region.

The approach is based on thorough fundamental research, taking advantage of mispricings in Asian equities.

Nikko AM has approximately 200 investment professionals operating in 11 countries, nine of which are based in Asia.

“We have launched the fund in response to investor demand for specialist expertise in actively managed investments in Asia ex-Japan,” Peter Sartori, head of Asian Equities commented.

“The need for a highly skilled active fund management team with on-the-ground resources, and experience in different market conditions is increasing.”

“Our experienced Asia ex-Japan team has worked closely together since 1999, and they have a proven track record of long term outperformance through the different market cycles across Asia. This expertise is invaluable in delivering alpha in the fast evolving Asian markets,” he adds.

Nikko AM announces it will launch further Ucits funds later in 2015 to meet investors’ demands for access to specialist investment strategies.

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