Global Experience. Asia Expertise.
Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited (“Nikko AM Asia”) is a leading, Singapore-based specialist asset manager comprising the integrated investment capabilities and enlarged operations of two award-winning Singapore-based asset managers formerly known as DBS Asset Management Ltd (“DBSAM”)1 and Nikko Asset Management Singapore Limited (“NAMS”)2.
With our broad investment experience in Asian equities and Asian fixed income, our investment teams manage assets on behalf of Asian retail, private and institutional investors, including central banks, insurance companies and government statutory boards.
Nikko AM Asia is the Southeast Asian centre of excellence for the Nikko Asset Management group (“Nikko AM”), the largest regional asset manager headquartered in Asia with over US$154 billion in assets under management3.
Entering an exciting new era with decades of experience.
At Nikko AM Asia, we are excited about the value proposition which our strengthened business brings to Asia-focused investors. Many in our enlarged team of Singapore-based investment specialists have had decades of experience in Asian and global markets through multiple market cycles. In an era where Asia is increasingly seen as a major engine of world economic growth, we believe that our enhanced investment management capabilities in Singapore and Southeast Asia strongly position us to provide our investors with the premier suite of investment solutions that tap into Asia’s growing economic power.
1On 30 September 2011, Nikko Asset Management Group completed its acquisition of DBSAM from DBS Bank Ltd (“DBS”). As part of the transaction, DBS in turn acquired a 7.25% interest of the enlarged Nikko AM, forming a strategic alliance between the two companies.
2Nikko AM’s Singapore-based subsidiary for more than two decades prior to 30 September 2011. Employees of NAMS transferred to Nikko AM Asia following Nikko AM’s acquisition of DBSAM.
3AUM as at 30 September 2012, including pro rata interest in joint ventures as of the same date.
Nikko AM’s goal
Our goal as part of Nikko AM is to become the best-in-class provider of investment solutions for Asia’s investors and for international investors looking to invest in Asia. Our strategy is underpinned by a number of principles we believe allows us to stand out from our competitors:
- We are an investment management firm run by investment professionals, focused on the sole business of investing and managing funds on behalf of our clients;
- We take our fiduciary responsibility and commitment to our clients seriously; our clients look to us to help them navigate dynamic markets; and
- We utilize a “multi-local” approach to address Asia’s diversity and give local management a high degree of independence to address local market conditions and client service needs.
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