Nomura has become the first Asian exchange traded fund provider to offer funds on the SIX Swiss Exchange with the launch of four ETFs which replicate the Nikkei 225 and JPX-Nikkei 400 Net Total Return Daily indices.
All four are available in EUR and USD denominations and are designed to provide investors with access to the Japanese equities market with protection from currency risks due to currency hedging.
Nomura is one of the biggest asset managers in Japan with more than 50 years of experience in detailed analyses of the Asian markets. The product offering focusses on investment opportunities in Japan as well as Asia with emphasis on equities and bonds.
Shin Asano, President and CEO of Nomura Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, says: "Nomura is focused on connecting markets East & West. Today we are very proud to be the first Asian issuer to list ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange, and to demonstrate our commitment to developing our local presence in the Swiss market."
Jean-Philippe Royer, CEO of Nomura Alternative Investment Management (Europe) Ltd says: "Nomura is the biggest Japanese equities ETF manager, but until today very few investors in Switzerland could invest in our ETFs. Through the listing on SIX Swiss Exchange, we can now provide the broader Swiss investor community with local access to Nomura's best-in-class products."