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.