Nikko Asset Management has announced the establishment of a Corporate Sustainability Department, intended to bolster its commitment to ESG both in terms of how it operates and how it approaches investing. The new department will be overseen by representative director and executive deputy president Junichi Sayato and led from Tokyo by global head of Product […]
Lombard Odier, the wealth and asset manager for private and institutional clients, is celebrating 30 years of business in Asia since establishing itself there in 1987, and said it is looking to build further partnerships and network insights going forward. The firm currently has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, through which it offers […]
Aquila Capital has opened an office in Tokyo to support its continued expansion into Japan’s buoyant solar power market. It is a crucial part of the company’s investment philosophy to install investment teams directly in key markets. Aquila Capital has been active in the Japanese market for several years now and launched the first investment fund […]
Nikko Asset Management has appointed Mark de Vries as chief Risk Management officer with responsibility for the governance of risk. The role will cover both Investment Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management duties, the Tokyo-headquartered asset manager said. De Vries reports directly to Nikko Asset Management Director, Executive Deputy President, Junichi Sayato. De Vries has more than […]
With tomorrow (24 July) marking five years until Japan plays host to the Olympic Games, Genzo Kimura, economist at SuMi TRUST comments on the benefits to the Japanese economy on the road to Tokyo 2020. Much of the focus this week has been on the cost of the stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games in […]
Nikko Asset Management has hired four executives in New York, Tokyo and the United Kingdom to bolster the company’s institutional sales and marketing functions, the company has announced. Fred DeSerio, based in New York, has been named head of Sales in the United States. He will be responsible for developing business in the institutional investment […]
Following the acquisition in July of Ignis Asset Management, Standard Life Investments has announced the upcoming opening of an office in Tokyo and LA on 1 January 2015. The company also announced the opening of another office in Toronto in June 2015. The business now manages over £240bn of assets and has increased its operational […]
No market or region is immune to regular market knocks, but what has shocked Asian investors is the seeming inability of eurozone authorities to get to grips with their problems.