Nikko AM Appoints Global Head of Multi-Asset

Press Release

17 March 2014
  • Aiming to bolster product lineup using multi-asset strategies

Al Clark has been appointed by Nikko Asset Management to the newly created role of Global Head of Multi-Asset. Based in Sydney, Clark will be responsible for driving the growth of the multi-asset business for Nikko AM globally.

Nikko AM is bolstering its investment infrastructure to provide more value to its growing base of institutional and retail clients. Clark has more than 21 years of experience in trading and portfolio management, and has worked for major asset management groups such as Macquarie Funds Management, BT Financial Group and Schroder Investment Management, in both Sydney and Singapore. He has been developing and implementing strategic asset allocation models for almost a decade.

"We are very pleased to have Al on board, with his broad multi-asset knowledge and his proven experience in growing assets in this exciting area," said Yu-Ming Wang, Global Head of Investment and CIO International. "Nikko AM's investment team will concentrate on delivering performance in their respective asset classes, and Al will ensure that this performance is captured and packaged into products and investment solutions that meet the needs of our global clients. His appointment will accelerate the speed at which we can bring competitive multi-asset, multi-region products to market."

Clark will report to Yu-Ming Wang, based in Tokyo. His appointment is the latest in a series of hires to support Nikko AM's plans to deliver world-class investment products to clients across the globe. The matrix management structure announced by Nikko AM earlier this year has already proven successful in cross-fertilising investment ideas and investment capabilities, and the company intends to launch new products that combine local market needs with sophisticated multi-asset strategies.

Clark joins the Nikko AM Group from Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd, where he was responsible for growing the multi-asset business in Asia-Pacific.

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For inquiries, please contact:

Corporate Communications
Kyoko Wada
Tel: +81-3-6447-6775

Jeanie Cheah, Senior Marketing Manager
Tel: +65-6500-5793

About Nikko Asset Management

With USD203.9 billion* under management, Nikko Asset Management is one of Asia’s largest asset managers, providing high-conviction, active fund management across a range of equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative strategies. In addition, its complementary range of passive strategies covers more than 20 indices and includes some of Asia’s leading exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Headquartered in Asia since 1959, Nikko Asset Management and its subsidiaries employ personnel representing around 30 nationalities, including approximately 200 investment professionals**. The firm has a presence through subsidiaries or affiliates in a total of 11 countries and regions. More than 400 banks, brokers, financial advisors and life insurance companies around the world distribute the firm’s products.

The investment teams benefit from a unique global perspective complemented by the firm's historic Asian DNA, striving to deliver consistent excellence in performance. The firm also prides itself on its progressive, solution-driven approach, which has led to many innovative funds launched for its clients.

For more information about Nikko Asset Management and to access its investment insights, please visit the firm’s homepage.

* Consolidated assets under management and sub-advisory of Nikko Asset Management and its subsidiaries as of .
** Including employees of Nikko Asset Management and its subsidiaries as of .

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