Nikko Securities Investment Trust
and Management Co., Ltd.
Established December 1959
Nikko International Capital
Management Co., Ltd.
Established September 1981
Tokyo office opens

1959
First investment trust launches
the Nikko Bond Fund

1961
1981

Tokyo office opens
New York office opens

1984
London office opens

1987

Registers as investment adviser and becomes licensed for discretionary asset management
Singapore office opens

1990

Company enters corporate pension fund market

Nikko Securities Investment Trust & Management Co., Ltd. and
Nikko International Capital Management Co., Ltd. merge

Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM)
Established April 1999
1999

  • Launches first SRI fund in Japan
2000

2001

  • Becomes first asset management company in Japan to acquire ISO 14001 certification
  • Launches Japan's first investment in-kind ETF (Nikkei 225 index tracker)
  • Launches Global Wrap to provide multiple asset classes and funds wrapped into a ready-made portfolio for clients
2003

  • Becomes first asset manager to gain Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) status in China
2004

  • Launches World Series Fund Platform® providing distributors and investors with access to "best in class" global fund managers
2005

  • Launches world's first China A Shares Equity fund outside of China
  • Wins Reuters' Lipper Award for Best Fund Group — the first of many industry awards
2007

  • Invests in Chinese asset manager Rongtong Fund Management Co., Ltd., holding 40% in a joint venture partnership
2008

  • Launches Nikko AM Fund Academy to provide investment education to distributors and investors
2009

  • Welcomes new major shareholder, Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
2010

  • Launches world's first fund investing in World Bank Green Bonds
2011

  • Completes acquisition of Tyndall Investments, gaining strong foothold in Australia and New Zealand
  • Completes acquisition of DBS Asset Management; renames company Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited and merges operations with Nikko Asset Management Singapore Limited. Stakes in Malaysian Hwang Investment Management and Asian Islamic Investment Management are part of the deal
  • Signs strategic alliance with DBS Bank; strengthens investment team and expands distribution coverage. Now has one of the largest networks — over 300 distributors — across Southeast Asia
2012

  • Invests in Ambit Investment Advisors Private Limited in India, holding 49% in a joint venture partnership
2013

  • Exceeds 15 trillion yen in AUM
  • Acquires an Asian Equities team
2014

  • Awarded RQFII as one of the first asset managers in Singapore, and launched Singapore’s first Chinese onshore bond fund
  • Hires a Global Equities team
  • Launches Multi-Asset capability
  • Aligns Tyndall brand names in Australia and New Zealand with the firm’s global name, Nikko Asset Management