Nomura “first” Asian ETF issuer on Swiss Exchange

Swiss exchangeJapan’s Nomura Asset Management is to list four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Switzerland and says it is scoring a first for any Asian provider with the move. The ETFs, to be listed on the Swiss exchange SIX, will track Nikkei 400 and 225 indices and will appear in dollar-hedged or euro-hedged guises. The listings are part of Nomura’s $64 billion (€59 billion) ‘next funds’ fund range, which have already listed in London. Nomura has assets under management of $300 billion making it one of the largest asset managers in Japan. Shin Asano, president and chief executive officer of Nomura bank in Switzerland, said: “Nomura is focused on connecting the markets east and west.” ©2016 funds europe

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