Nikko Asset Management Europe Limited’s chairman John Howland-Jackson has additionally been appointed as a Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) chief executive, subject to Financial Conduct Authority approval.
Based in London, in this role he will be responsible for all aspects of the firm’s business across EMEA.
At the same time, Nikko AM’s group head of consultant relations Ian Lewis has been appointed as head of EMEA sales and global head of consultant relations (pending board of directors approval), also based in London.
Current EMEA chief executive Udo von Werne has decided to leave the firm, and remains chief executive until the end of December.
“As a global asset manager with a strong historic foot hold across Asia, we represent a unique offering for our clients in EMEA, as they explore destinations for progressive investment solutions in this dynamic part of the world. Our team in EMEA is well positioned to deliver on this opportunity,” said Nikko AM representative director, president and chief executive Takumi Shibata.
With $184.1 billion under management, Nikko Asset Management is one of Asia’s largest asset managers.