Japan Strategic Value Fund reaches $1bn Assets Under Management
As the focus of investor attention on the impact of the recent changes in Japan grows, Nomura has seen inflows into its Japan Strategic Value Fund enabling it to surpass $1bn of AUM three and a half years since its launch, making it one of the biggest funds in the sector.
Simon Cartwright appointed as Global Head of Consultant Relations
Nomura Asset Management (NAM) has announced the appointment of Simon Cartwright from Hermes Fund Managers as Global Head of Consultant Relationships, a newly created position within the company, based in London. Simon will oversee, lead and co-ordinate all consultant activity globally for NAM.
Jonathan Bell joins Nomura Asset Management to lead Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
Jonathan Bell joins NAM as Head of EM Equities. He has over 10 years experience covering emerging markets as a senior portfolio manager and analyst, most recently as one of the leading members at Pictet Asset Management Ltd’s Emerging Markets Group. Specialising in GEM telecoms and new media, with spells on the ground conducting first hand research and company visits, he has seen both the opportunities and some of the problems associated with managing this asset class.
Nomura US High Yield Bond Fund celebrates 3rd anniversary with top quartile returns.
With both government and corporate bond yields close to historically lows levels, many investors are seeking to raise their investment income potential through a risk-return trade off on their asset mix. The Nomura US High Yield Bond Fund has, as a result, enjoyed a significant increase in investor interest, and this trend looks set to continue as economic conditions appear likely to preclude any rise in bond yields in the near future as many countries struggle to restore economic growth.
Nomura becomes a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.
Nomura Asset Management is pleased to announce signing up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, confirming its commitment to addressing environmental, social and corporate governance issues in investment management.
Maintrust, the Nomura Group’s German asset management company, has been renamed as Nomura Asset Management Deutschland KAG mbH (NAM Deutschland).
In the wake of the rebranding, Nomura Asset Management UK and Maintrust will be intensifying their cooperation and reinforcing their commitment in the German market. In future, NAM Deutschland will be offering its customers an extended product range and exclusive access to the successful international strategies of the Nomura Asset Management Group.
Nomura UCITs assets continue to grow.
Nomura Asset Management is pleased to announce that it has just breached the milestone of $1 billion of assets under management for its range of UCITs funds. Over the past six months assets under management in the Nomura Funds Ireland and Nomura Funds Luxembourg ranges have more than doubled.
Nomura Launches Japan Strategic Value Fund
Nomura Asset Management has successfully launched a new $230m Japanese equity pooled fund targeted at institutional investors in the EMEA region. Based on a nine year track record established by the portfolio management team in Tokyo, the strategy employs a value based approach to stock selection. The equivalent Japan domiciled fund has a 5 star rating from Morningstar in Japan.
Nomura Launches Fundamental Index Global Equity Fund
Nomura Asset Management UK Ltd ("Nomura") is very pleased to announce that it has launched the Nomura Fundamental Index Global Equity Fund under the Nomura Funds Ireland plc umbrella. In the aftermath of the credit crunch, a number of commentators have highlighted the need for pension funds to increase their manager/strategy diversification, and hence reduce their risk profile, whilst continuing the pursuit of alpha. In this context the growing awareness of the benefits of fundamental indices over market cap-orientated ones has inclined Nomura to launch a new Global Equity Fund that will adopt this methodology.
Nomura Asset Management wins ‘Professional Pensions magazine Emerging Markets Manager of the Year' Award 2008
Nomura Asset Management UK Ltd ("Nomura") is very pleased to announce that it has won the "Emerging Markets Manager of the Year Award" from Professional Pensions magazine in the UK. The other short-listed managers for the award were: Ashmore Investment Management, HSBC Global Asset Management, Neptune Investment Management, Nicholas Applegate Capital Management and Pictet Asset Management.
Nomura Asset Management wins ‘Specialist Equities Manager of the Year' Award 2007
Nomura Asset Management UK Ltd ("Nomura") is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Global Pensions 2007 Specialist Equities Manager of the Year award for Nomura's overall Asia Pacific competence. Nomura was awarded the very prestigious title at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the 26th February 2007.