“Our first mid-term plan focused on our successful post-merger integration,” says Akira Sugano, president and CEO of Asset Management One Co., Ltd. “Cost-efficiency played an important role within our efforts to become a leading asset management company.”
With over US$500 billion under management, Asset Management One is one of the largest asset management companies in Japan and Asia.
Through the company’s global network of offices in Tokyo, New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore, Asset Management One is able to offer a wide range of high-standard products and solutions and provide localized services to investors around the world.
“As we embark on our second mid-term plan, we will harness the expertise which our four member companies have cultivated over the years and allocate our resources effectively to become a goal-based solutions provider,” shares Sugano.
“We plan to go the extra mile in analysing our clients’ portfolios and adapt to their needs in order to provide solutions which will enable our customers to achieve their financial goals.”
Asset Management One is a signatory of the United Nations-supported ‘Principles for Responsible Investment’ and has worked on socially-responsible investments from day one to support clients’ long-term interests.
“Our multiple ESG (environmental, social and governance) related funds total US$1.4 billion and are proving to be of great interest to our target client base,” shares Sugano.
With a presence in Singapore for over a decade through DIAM’s Singapore office, the company’s investment capabilities have been strengthened in order to meet growing demand across the region.
“We will be preparing for more various types of products to fit into the market needs including Singapore,” concludes Sugano. “Our Singapore office will play a key role in leading our efforts to expand our customer base across Asia. Looking forward, we intend to become the most-trusted asset management company in the industry.”