Nikko AM Taps Devitt To Lead Fund Platform Expansion

May 29 2012 | 9:45am ET

Nikko Asset Management has tapped Aoifinn Devitt to head the expansion of its manager selection business from primarily Japan, to Europe and other parts of Asia. 

Based in London, Devitt will head Nikko AM’s World Series Fund Platform, which currently includes vehicles sub-advised by more than 40 managers worldwide—including PIMCO, Wellington, JP Morgan Asset Management, Ashmore, Blue Bay and Franklin Templeton. The funds are marketed under the Nikko AM brand and distributed to institutional, retail and high net worth investors across Asia.

Devitt, who has worked for both Cambridge Associates and Goldman Sachs, now serves as investment sub-adviser to the City Financial Asian Absolute Growth Fund, an Asian focused multi-manager fund with approximately US$60 million in assets under management. As Devitt assumes her new post, City Financial will appoint Nikko AM as sub-advisor to the City Financial Asian Absolute Growth Fund, subject to regulatory approval.

Nikko AM's World Series Fund Platform currently has over US$29 billion of third-party manager products distributed across Japan, Australia and Singapore.

 

 


In Depth

'Smart Beta' Funds In Regulators' Sights, Hedgies May Be Next

Mar 26 2015 | 11:11am ET

Funds that mimic strategies used by active managers for a fraction of the cost could...

Lifestyle

Study: Both Marriage and Divorce Lead to Negative Hedge Fund Performance

Mar 25 2015 | 6:51pm ET

Trouble at home leads to trouble in the market for fund managers, according to researchers...

Guest Contributor

The Life Settlement: Yield For The Investor And Cash For The Consumer

Mar 31 2015 | 6:48am ET

Investors are languishing in a yield-starved, low-interest rate environment, looking...

 

Sponsored Content

    Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET

    Kelly RodriquesKelly RodriquesAs more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…

Editor's Note