AsianInvestor Recognizes Nikko Asset Management with Two Awards

Press Release

24 April 2014
Nikko Asset Management has been recognized for excellence in two categories in AsianInvestor's Investment Performance Awards 2014: Japan Fund House of the Year and Offshore/CNH Bonds. This is the fourth consecutive year for Nikko Asset Management to be named Japan Fund House of the year, and the first time it has been recognized in the Offshore/CNH Bonds category

In Japanese equities, the average return of Nikko Asset Management's three top-performing funds for domestic investors doubled the market return of over 50% as represented by the Nikkei 225 index. This helped the company increase AUM by approximately 30%, from JPY13.3 trillion to JPY17 trillion (as of Dec. 31, 2013).

In fixed income, Nikko Asset Management was one of the first asset managers to provide an offshore RMB strategy, in November 2010, shortly after the market was liberalized. The strategy aims to provide absolute returns and targets primarily a diversified portfolio of RMB-denominated bonds, providing stable capital appreciation over the medium to long term with little concentration risk.

"We are very pleased to prevail in two of AsianInvestor's Investment Performance Awards 2014. Being named Japan Fund House of the Year for the fourth consecutive time is especially meaningful, as it shows great consistency in our approach and performance," said Hiroki Tsujimura, CIO Japan at the Tokyo-based firm.

"We are positioning Nikko Asset Management to be Asia's premier global asset management company, and this recognition validates that we are delivering superior performance to clients," noted Yu-Ming Wang, Head of Global Investment of the firm noted.

AsianInvestor will bestow the awards on the winners at its Gala Awards Dinner on May 22, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong.

* This award is based on past performance and does not guarantee future investment performance.

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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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