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Corporate History

Extensive Experience in the Asset Management Business

The roots of Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. go back to 1937, when Fujimoto Bill Broker, founded in 1902 and an ancestor of Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd., established Japan's first investment partnership.
Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. acquired a license for investment trust management and offered unit trusts in 1951, followed by Japan's first open-ended investment trusts in 1952. Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. then spun-off its asset management arm and founded Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. in December 1959 under the provisions of the Investment Trust Law of Japan.
Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. set up a holding company, "Daiwa Securities Group Inc." in 1999, and Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. became a fully owned subsidiary.


1959 Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. established
1984 New York office opened and then incorporated as Daiwa Asset Management(America)Ltd. in 1990
1985 Stock Index Fund 225 launched
License for investment advisory services acquired
1987 Daiwa Asset Management(Europe)Ltd established in London
1988 Daiwa Asset Management(H.K.)Limited established
1992 Daiwa MMF, a money management fund, offered
1994 Daiwa Asset Management(Singapore)Ltd. established
1995 License for discretionary management services acquired
2001 Nikkei 225 ETF, TOPIX ETF launched
2003 Daiwa J-REIT Open offered
2004 Daiwa Asset Management(H.K.)Limited opens an office in Shanghai
Daiwa SRI Fund offered
Daiwa Commodity Index Fund, the first commodity index-linked fund offered
2005 Daiwa Asset Management Services Ltd.(Cayman) established
Daiwa Stock Index 225 Fund offered through Japan Post networks
2006 Daiwa Eco Fund offered
Signed on the Principles for Responsible Investment as the first asset management company in Japan
2008 Daiwa Topix ETF 17 launched
Equity and bond funds of Latin America and Brazil offered
Daiwa China A Fund(QFII quota of USD 100 million) offered
2009 Eurizon MM collection Fund-Daiwa Equity Japan, a Luxembourg domiciled Japanese stock offered by Eurizon Capital S.A.
2011 Daiwa Shenzhen A Share Fund( QfII quota of USD 100 million) offered
2012 Relocated the headquarters to 9-1, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6753, Japan
2013 Launched Daiwa TOPIX Ex-Financials ETF to meet Basel III, as the first asset management company in Japan
2014 Announced the acceptance of Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors «Japan's Stewardship Code» and the policy on the principles
2015 Commenced entrusted investment of Japanese equities for overseas investor funds and joint management of a UCITS fund, with Mirae Asset Global Investments (a South Korean leading asset management firm)
2016 Launched iFree, index fund series
2017 Listed three Japan's first ETFs which track ESG Indices selected by Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

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