CEO’s Message - Our Management Philosophy

Takashi Matsushita, Representative Director, President and CEOTakashi Matsushita, Representative Director, President and CEO

Takashi Matsushita
Representative Director,
President and CEO

While the asset management industry continues to grow globally, our clients' expectations for investment management capabilities and services have become more complex and diversified. In order to fully meet these client needs, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management and Daiwa SB Investments merged in April 2019 to begin a new chapter as Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management.

The new company's corporate philosophy states that we aim to be the “Best Asset Management Firm for Your Better Quality of Life.” Towards this end, we will strive to improve client satisfaction by various means such as:
  • enhancing our responsible investment capability to fulfill our duties as a “responsible institutional investor,”
  • leveraging the cutting-edge technology including artificial intelligence and big data analysis,
  • improving our global presence with a focus on Asia,
  • supporting asset formation and developing products that fit a variety of lifestyles in the era of the 100-year life,
  • delivering our services through digital platform for better customer experiences, and more.

As is well known, recent changes in the asset management industry including technological innovation and the rise of new players are remarkable. Given these environments, I promise all employees will unite their energies not only to quickly respond to these changes but also to create such a change by ourselves.

Representative Director, President and CEO
Mission, Vision and Values
In the pursuit of our goals, we define Our Mission, Vision and Values. We believe practicing these values will enable us to quickly respond to structural changes in technologies and the global economy, and contribute to a better quality of life for our customers and all other stakeholders.
Our Mission & Vision
Towards The Best Asset Management Firm
For Your Better Quality of Life.

We, as professionals, focus on:

Delivering the best-in-class investment performance, while maintaining
the highest standards of fiduciary responsibility to our clients,

Contributing to a diversified and sustainable society through our investment activities.

To these ends, we commit ourselves to:

Aiming for collective growth, based on a respectful understanding of all stakeholders,

Creating a flexible working environment that allows all employees to reach their full potential.

Our Values


Customers' interest first

We act in fair and responsive manner by placing customers' interest
as our values to become their most trusted partner.


Time - strategic resources

We address issues in a time-conscious manner to deliver
new products and services to our customers earlier than peers.


Confront the status quo

We challenge norms by exploring extraordinary products,
services and processes in pursuit of
the highest standard of investment management services.


Strive for an extra basis point

We dedicate ourselves to improve investment performance and
business efficiency across all business areas.


Tackle conflict head-on
in pursuit of value

We embrace diversity of views and ideas,
and make collective efforts to
achieve what cannot be done by one person alone.