Nikko Asset Management Appoints Mark de Vries as Chief Risk Management Officer

Press Release

1 March 2016

Nikko Asset Management has appointed Mark de Vries as Chief Risk Management Officer with responsibility for the governance of risk and related opportunities, encompassing Investment Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management, the Tokyo-headquartered asset manager announced today. He reports directly to Nikko Asset Management Director, Executive Deputy President, Junichi Sayato.

De Vries has more than 20 years of professional experience worldwide with organisations such as ABN AMRO Bank, Shinsei Bank, and Nomura International. He was most recently Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Analytics and Risk at Dymon Asia Capital in Singapore.

"Mark holds substantial experience, and will play a key role as we continue to strengthen our global footprint. We warmly welcome him to our team," Sayato said.

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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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