"Our Commitment to Fiduciary Duties" and "Our Fiduciary Action Plans"
Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company, Revised "Our Commitment to Fiduciary Duties" based on its Corporate Philosophy and Principles for Customer-Oriented Business Conduct of the SMBC Group.
In "Our Commitment to Fiduciary Duties", we have expressed our determination and attitude toward a wide scope of clients; those who start building wealth, who already have investment experience, pensions, institutional investors and corporations, to be entrusted with their money.
Specifically, all staff will be committed to "provide total investment services in a responsible manner", when managing the funds. To carry out our responsibilities in every aspect of business, we hereby present detailed policies to meet our clients' needs at the highest possible standards.
Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company will continue to reform itself in the asset management industry by carrying out its responsibilities as a responsible asset manager, to contribute to the economic growth by supplying proper risk money and by steadily building clients' wealth and contribute to clients' Quality of Life.
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We Commit Ourselves to be
"The Responsible Total Investment Services Provider"
This is our "Fiduciary Duty".
To achieve this goal, we will put our clients first and work on policies and projects in the areas listed below. For more detailed information, please have a look at our "Our Fiduciary Action Plans".
Contribute to building clients' wealth with advanced investment techniques
Invest clients' assets according to the clients' needs
Explain investment objectives and situations concisely
Become the top global asset manager in Asian Investment including Japan
Become the top runner in Japan in the SRI and ESG fields
Constantly provide high-quality products that meet global standards
Develop products which properly match the clients' needs
Set fees that are rational and that clients are comfortable with
Provide earnest services to build long-term relationships with clients
Provide accurate and useful information and means to build clients' wealth
Never provide unsuitable products to clients
Prioritize helping clients understand our products easily
Ensure transparency at all levels of management
Properly manage the conflicts of interest
Make effort to improve operational quality
Always strive for improvement in productivity
Develop and evaluate people who will put a customer first