Nikko AM launches EM multi-asset Ucits fund

Asian investment firm Nikko Asset Management has launched an Emerging Markets Multi Asset Ucits fund that is managed by senior portfolio manager Rob Samson.

The fund seeks excess returns of Libor plus 5-6% over a three to five year horizon. It applies an active investment approach to a global emerging market portfolio based on thorough fundamental research identifying mispricing in emerging markets.

Nikko AM’s multi-asset team, located in Asia, can rely on the firm’s partnership with geopolitical risk research and consulting firm Eurasia Group for the fund’s political insight and analysis.

“We are seeing growing demand from our clients for a multi asset solution that invests in emerging markets. The diversity of these markets demands a top-down approach, and the insight that our specialist team provides, along with our partnership with the world’s leading political and risk consultancy, give us an edge,” said Rob Samson, Senior Portfolio Manager at Nikko AM.

The launch of Nikko AM’s emerging markets multi-asset Ucits fund follows these of the Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond, Global Credit and Japan Focus Equity Ucits in 2016.

Nikko AM had some $170.9bn (€161.5bn) of assets under management as of 31 December 2016.

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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