Nikko Asset Management strengthens Asia presence

asia limoTokyo-based Nikko Asset Management has promoted executives in Singapore and Hong Kong to lead client development and further strengthen its institutional and intermediary businesses throughout Asia. Eleanor Seet, president and director of Nikko AM Asia, has been promoted to become Nikko AM’s head of Asia ex-Japan, bolstering the firm’s position in the region. Based in Singapore, Seet has worked across Asia since she joined the firm in 2011. Prior to joining Nikko AM Asia, Seet held the role of senior director for iShares, private wealth distribution, Asia ex-Japan from June 2009. She previously spent 12 years at AllianceBernstein, where she was responsible for developing the firm’s distribution channels and business. The company has also promoted Yasuaki Ogiwara to president of Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong, to focus on the delivery of integrated solutions to investors throughout Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Ogiwara joined the firm in April. He was most recently the president of Nomura Asset Management in Hong Kong and previously headed sales and business development in multiple markets during his tenure at Nomura Securities, including Taiwan and Europe. David Semaya, executive chairman of Nikko Asset Management, commented on the importance of the region to the firm. “The growing economic influence and financial market integration of China with the rest of the world and increasing growth from the Asean economies is increasing the desirability of Asia as an investment destination by global investors,” he says. Nikko Asset Management has managed a range of investment capabilities for institutional and intermediary clients for over 30 years in the Asia ex-Japan region.  ©2015 funds europe

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.