Nikko strengthens risk management division

Mark de VriesNikko Asset Management has appointed Mark de Vries chief risk management officer, with responsibility for risk governance. The role will cover both investment risk management and enterprise risk management duties. 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. De Vries replaces Masayuki Ishihara, who left the company to pursue new opportunities. He will report directly to Nikko’s executive deputy president Junichi Sayato. Nikko Asset Management is Asia's largest global asset manager, managing assets of approximately 12.5 trillion yen (€146 billion). ©2016 funds europe

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