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Nikko AM Launches Japan UCITS Fund

Tom Burroughes Group Editor 24 May 2016

Nikko AM Launches Japan UCITS Fund

This publication brings latest news of product launches in the Asian wealth management industry.

Japan-headquartered Nikko Asset Management has launched a Luxemburg-domiciled Japan Focus Equity UCITS fund. 

The fund is managed by Nikko Asset Management’s Yuki Watanabe, it said in a statement yesterday. 

Holding a portfolio of more than 30 stocks, the Japan Focus strategy aims to achieve long-term capital growth and its management team takes an active investment approach based on fundamental research, analysing long-term structural trends and identifying companies that benefit from them.

The UCITS fund is based on an existing strategy domiciled in Japan, which has been managed by Watanabe since August 2012. As of 31 March 2016, the fund has returned 26.15 per cent annually since September 2012 compared with an annualised 21.24 per cent rise in the TOPIX Total Return Index.

“Our Japan Focus fund has been launched in response to investor demand for specialist expertise in actively managed investments in Japan,” said Watanabe.

The fund management firm oversees $153.7 billion in assets under management. 


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