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Nikko AM named Morningstar 2018 NZ Fund Manager of the Year

2 March 2018

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Nikko Asset Management named Morningstar 2018 NZ Fund Manager of the Year

Nikko Asset Management New Zealand's expertise as a fund manager has been recognised, with the firm taking the top honour at the 2018 Morningstar Awards.

The Morningstar Awards honour funds and fund managers worldwide who have added the most value for investors. The New Zealand Fund Manager of the Year Award recognised Nikko Asset Management’s consistency of performance across multiple categories.

“We applaud the focus on investor engagement and transparency,” said Chris Douglas, Morningstar Director of Manager Research Ratings, Asia-Pacific. “These traits led to a great experience for their investors, solidifying Nikko’s case as the outstanding fund manager of 2017."

George Carter, Managing Director, Nikko AM NZ, collected the award at a ceremony at the Maritime Room in Auckland. He says to be awarded the best overall fund manager in the country by Morningstar is a great privilege.

"It is humbling to have been named as Morningstar’s overall fund manager of the year, and clearly something we are very proud of. But whilst this award recognises our team's hard work and commitment as custodians of our clients’ monies, the most pleasing aspect is to be able to turn that hard work into great investment outcomes for our clients."

In addition to the top award, Nikko AM was a 2018 finalist in the New Zealand Fixed Interest Category for Nikko AM NZ Bond, New Zealand Domestic Equities Category for Nikko AM Core Equity and New Zealand International Equities with its newly introduced global equity offering, Nikko AM Global Equity Unhedged, managed by Nikko AM’s Edinburgh based team.

"We continue to work toward the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, transparency and innovation. As we prepare to bring more of our long-standing high performing institutional offerings to the market as retail and KiwiSaver funds, we’d like to think more and more Kiwis will be able to benefit from our investment capabilities," Carter concludes.

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