Nomura

Fund Company

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Nomura Asset Management

Asset Management is engaged in the investment trust business for retail investors and the investment advisory business for institutional investors.

Nomura investment trust business offers a wide range of products that enables them to respond to the diversified needs of their clients through a broad array of distribution channels, including Nomura Securities and other brokerage houses, commercial banks, Japan Post Bank, and post offices throughout Japan.

Through their investment advisory business, they provide advanced investment technologies and high-quality asset management services to a broad range of institutional investors, including domestic and overseas pension funds, government agencies and central banks, and financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies.

Business Environment

Given the low growth rate in their home market, Japanese retail investors need to invest in overseas assets and consider other options to efficiently grow their asset base. Nomura is well placed to support this shift from savings to investment by offering a broad range of products that respond accurately to their changing needs.

Institutional investors in Japan remain risk averse. Pension funds have been busy mitigating the effects of market movements, while financial institutions face tighter regulations and stricter financial valuation standards. As such, they believe that institutional investors will need to rebalance their portfolios in line with changing market conditions and the regulatory environment.

Internationally, Nomura are seeing strong demand for asset management services for pension funds, central banks, and sovereign wealth funds. To tap this demand, it is essential to offer a comprehensive set of solutions that is tailored to the specific needs of each region.

The investment management market in the BRICs and other emerging markets will continue to expand as these economies grow. They believe that emerging markets will move away from being just investment targets and take on an increasingly central role in the global investment management business.

Looking Forward

Nomura's strategic focus in the investment trust business in Japan is to raise the penetration rate among retail investors. To do so, they will continue to deliver a full lineup of products and services that reflect changes in the investment environment and meet demand for new investments. Their distribution channels will include online brokers and other securities firms, banks, Japan Post Bank, and branch offices of Japan Post.

In investment advisory, they will provide products tailored to their clients' specific needs. In Japan, they will deliver solutions that help investors improve their portfolios. Specific examples include actively managed funds that invest in traditional assets, absolute return and high alpha funds, and RAFIĀ® products. In international markets, they will provide competitive actively managed products to pension funds and other institutional investors in the US and Europe and sovereign wealth funds in Asia and the Middle East. They also aim to win mandates for Islamic finance in Asia and the Middle East through Nomura Islamic Asset Management, their subsidiary in Malaysia.

They will enhance their asset management capabilities, with a key focus on Asia. Nomura now has four offices across Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia managing equities. In March 2011 they established LIC Nomura Mutual Fund in India. And in July 2011 they set up a representative office in Shanghai to build up their local research capabilities. Their Tokyo and London offices are their hubs for managing fixed income products. They will increase collaboration between these hubs and Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management, which has extensive experience managing high-yield bonds in the US, and Nomura Global Alpha, which specializes in the high alpha space.

Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

Nomura Asset Management Deutschland KAG

Nomura Asia Pacific Fonds Cap

DE0008484072

EUR

01/10/1993

2

High

To achieve long-term returns through investment in Asian-pacific equity, anticipating a dynamic growth in that geographical area.

Nomura Asset Management Deutschland KAG

Nomura Japan Equity Fund Cap

DE0008484122

EUR

07/04/1997

2

High

Dividend-paying equity fund investing in Japanese top companies which successfully have gone through the deregulation process in the country. Stocks from a range of about 400 major companies are chosen from.

Nomura Asset Management Deutschland KAG

Nomura Fundamental Japan Dis

DE0008484411

EUR

15/01/2007

3

Medium

N/A

Nomura Asset Management Deutschland KAG

Nomura Fundamental Europa Dis

DE0008484445

EUR

21/04/2008

2

High

N/A