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Nikko AM appoints head of group marketing and communications


Nikko Asset Management has appointed David A Collins to the newly created role of head of group marketing and communications.

Based in Tokyo, Collins will be responsible for all group marketing and communications activities for the firm worldwide.
Collins has over 20 years of experience working in Japan and other Asian countries, mainly in financial services.
As the primary spokesperson for Nikko AM, Collins will develop and execute the firm’s corporate marketing and communications strategy to increase awareness of Nikko AM’s expertise as an investment manager and as a thought leader in Asian markets.
“David brings us significant expertise as a marketing and communications professional with direct experience in the regions where we are upgrading our presence,” says Charles Beazley, president and chief executive of Nikko AM. “By harnessing the intellectual capital throughout the firm, David will support our growth strategy by ensuring that all communications are carefully tailored for our retail and institutional clients. We are very pleased to welcome him to the team.”
Collins joins Nikko AM from The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he was head of external corporate communications. Prior to The Hartford, he was a television producer at Reuters in New York. He has also served in senior marketing roles in Tokyo at State Street Global Advisors and Standard & Poor’s and is fluent in Japanese.

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