Nikko AM Launches New Emerging Market Multi-Asset UCITS Fund

Apr 11 2017 | 10:48pm ET

Nikko Asset Management has unveiled a new UCITS-compliant multi-asset fund that will focus on emerging markets and builds on the Asian asset manager’s working relationship with geopolitical risk specialist Eurasia Group.

The new fund, named the Emerging Markets Multi-Asset UCITS Fund, will be managed by senior portfolio manager Rob Samson, Nikko said in a statement. It will target an excess return of Libor plus 5-6% over a three- to five-year time horizon and charge a fee of 1%. 

The fund’s active investment approach to its global emerging market portfolio will be based on thorough fundamental research identifying mispricing in emerging markets, Nikko said. 

“We are seeing growing demand from our clients for a multi asset solution that invests in emerging markets,” said Samson in the statement. “The diversity of these markets demands a top-down approach, and the insight that our specialist team provides, along with our partnership with the world’s leading political and risk consultancy, give us an edge.” 

The launch follows the debut of Nikko’s Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond, Global Credit and Japan Focus Equity UCITS funds last year. 

Based in Tokyo, Nikko Asset Management managed more than $170 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. 

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