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Nikko AM appoints chief strategist

Added 22nd January 2015

Nikko Asset Management has appointed Naoki Kamiyama as a chief strategist.

Nikko AM appoints chief strategist

Kamiyama joined the asset management firm on Wednesday and is based in Tokyo. In this newly created role, he will provide strategic insights to institutional and retail investors across a range of asset classes, the firm said. 

"The hiring reflects our commitment to serve needs by both Japanese and non-Japanese clients who are increasingly requiring deeper strategic investment insights and solutions in a wide range of asset classes," the firm said.

He will also be a member of the company’s global investment committee, which is led by New York-based chief global strategist John Vail. 

Kamiyama has about 30 years of experience in the securities and asset management industries. His stints include various positions at Merrill Lynch Japan Securities, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Securities.

In November, Nikko Asset Management made three senior hires covering sales in North Asia, client development in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and consultant relations on a global basis.

Following the creation of a global multi-asset team in Singapore in August, the fund house also announced its plans to launch multi-asset, global equity and Asia (ex-Japan) equity vehicles for institutional and retail clients through its local subsidiaries in Australia and New Zealand.

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