Global ETF investors voted Nikko Asset Management as the Best Asia Pacific Equity ETF Manager for the fifth time in six years in a survey conducted by ETF Express.
“As we position Nikko Asset Management to be Asia’s premier global asset manager, this recognition from sophisticated investors around the world validates our credentials as a true global player in ETFs,” says Hideyuki Omokawa, Global Head of Products at Nikko Asset Management Co Ltd.
The Tokyo-based asset manager has been the most consistent winner in any category, with more than 1,600 subscribers of ETF Express taking part in the survey.
“Nikko Asset Management, as a long-established and sizeable ETF manager, is in a great position to bring investors relevant and differentiated solutions,” says Geoffrey Post, Head of International Product Development at Nikko Asset Management Europe Ltd. “The design and management of our ETFs emphasise the firm’s experience, focus on providing highly efficient exposure, and draw on our deep local expertise. In 2015 we will continue to expand our ETF offering, recognising the growing appetite for both ETFs and Asian exposures, to reach a broader range of global investors.”
ETF Express surveys the best ETF managers in their respective asset class, recognising managers based on product innovation, performance, consistency, expert knowledge and transparency. Results are centred on a “peer review system” that sees investors, managers, advisers and distributors and other industry participants nominate winners for each category. Firms are then subject to a final review by the ETF Express editorial team at which the winners are then named.