Nikko AM appoints global head of Sales

Tokyo-headquartered asset manager Nikko AM has appointed Yuichi Alex Takayama as global head of Sales (International Business).

Takayama currently serves as head of International Business Development and Sales Planning Division.

He will work closely with overseas unit heads and senior sales managers in formulating the company’s international sales strategies.

Formerly,  Takayama served as a portfolio manager and senior analyst for Chuo Mitsui Trust & Banking (now Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings) and Mizuho Trust & Banking Co.

He has also been chief executive officer of the European unit of Tokio Marine.

As at end December 2015, Nikko AM had $153.7bn in assets under management.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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