GES is pleased to announce that one of Japan’s largest asset management firms, Nomura Asset Management, has appointed GES to provide engagement services.

Mr. Kunio Watanabe, CEO/President of Nomura Asset Management, said: “We have entered a contract with GES International AB in order to help us carry out our stewardship responsibility on a global level. Going forward we will be able to actively engage more efficiently with corporations based outside of Japan. This deal will enable us to deepen our knowledge and expand our engagement activities. We will continue to enhance our capabilities such that we can live up to our clients’ expectations.”

Hanna Roberts, CEO, GES International AB said: “We are delighted to welcome our first ever Japanese client. The introduction of the Stewardship and Corporate Governance Codes has been a major step change, enabling Japanese asset managers and owners to enhance their stewardship efforts globally. Nomura Asset Management will further strengthen GES’ dedicated collaborative engagement, bringing together investors collectively managing over EUR 1 trillion worth of assets. This enhances their impact as international investors.”

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. is the core company within the Asset Management Division of the Nomura Group, serving retail and institutional investors worldwide, with total assets under management of approximately 46 trillion Yen (397 billion US dollars) as of December 2016.

GES is a leading provider of Engagement services with a 15-person engagement team focusing on stewardship and ESG integration. GES services more than 100 institutional clients globally with assets under management in excess of EUR 1.5 trillion.

For more information, please contact: Josiane Fanguinoveny, josiane.fanguinoveny@ges-invest.com.