About Nomura Asset Management

Nomura Asset Management

The mutual fund arm of the Group, Nomura Asset Management (Nomura AM), was established in 1959, and is one of the leading asset managers in Japan. In parallel with its parent company, Nomura AM has long pursued an international expansion strategy from its base in Tokyo, opening its first foreign office in New York in 1976. Other offices in Great Britain, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, South Korea and Malaysia followed.

In its first years, Nomura AM earned a reputation as a specialist in Japanese and Asian shares. Nomura AM is now established in all major international markets, employing a workforce of roughly 1,270 (as of Jan. 2016). Nomura AM has one of the largest buy-side Research Teams in Japan. The company manages around USD 323 billion in assets for both institutional investors and the general public within retail funds (as of Jan. 2016).

The above-average performance of many of our investment strategies and our outstanding service have helped us attract institutional investors from around the world.

A Better Focus

Nomura Asset Management is a global investment manager with a single objective worldwide: to deliver consistently above average investment performance whilst providing an excellent service to its clients. To this end, we manage our portfolios actively, using a value-orientated investment philosophy, underpinned by dedicating significant resources to fundamental research.

What makes us different from other investment managers is not what we do, but how we do it. Like everyone else, we can see the big picture - but what we don't do is rely upon it.

We look beyond the consensus view, carrying out our own extensive research and refusing to accept things at face value.

The way we see it, the difference between success and failure is often the ability to spot something that others might overlook, identifying and capturing small opportunities. By keeping a close, constant watch on all the markets in which we operate - backed by stringent analysis and research - we can exploit these opportunities to the full, at the same time ensuring we do even the simplest things well and with consistency.

The difference, in short, lies in our depth of focus.

Credentials and credibility

Focused On Investment Management

The group's investment management activities are represented by Nomura Asset Management - one of Japan's largest independent investment managers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Nomura Asset Management has dedicated investment management operations in Sydney, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shenzhen, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, New York and Frankfurt. Assets under management total USD 309 billion (Mar. 2015) and the organisation employs roughly 1,250 people around the globe, including about 330 investment professionals (Dec. 2014).

Extensive International Client Base

Nomura Asset Management counts among its clients many of the leading public and corporate pension funds, central banks, endowments, foundations, financial institutions, mutual funds, and individual investors from Europe
to the Americas and the Middle East to the Pacific Basin.