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.
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.
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.
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.