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SuMi TRUST expands assets abroad on Middle East mandates

[EXTERNAL LINK] In an article with Nikkei Asia, Yoshio Hishida, chief executive officer at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management, discusses SuMi TRUST's presence in the Middle Eastern region, which accounts for 90% of the firm's assets from overseas.
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Market Review for January 2024

In January, Japanese equities rebounded in price due to a weaker yen and higher U.S. stock prices. The TOPIX surged by 7.8% to its highest point in the past 2 months, while the Nikkei 225 reached the 36,000-yen level, up by 8.4%. Growth factors dominated towards the beginning of the month, but were overtaken by value factors in the latter half of the month. Meanwhile large cap stocks outperformed this month.
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Market Review for December 2023

The Japanese equity market swayed back and forth in December with TOPIX ending the month down by 0.4% and the Nikkei 225 down by 0.1%. Value factors dominated towards the beginning of the month but growth factors overtook in the latter half of the month. Meanwhile small and mid cap stocks performed well throughout the month.
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Market Review for November 2023

The Japanese equity market rallied in November with TOPIX fall up by 5.4% and the Nikkei 225 up by 8.5%. The decline in both domestic and international long-term interest rates led to a rebound in growth stocks. Large cap stocks outperformed in the beginning of the month but small and mid cap stocks dominated towards the end of the month.
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Asian AM Giants take Minority Stakes in ESG Boutique

[EXTERNAL LINK] News of the strategic partnership between Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. and Osmosis (Holdings) Limited ) has been featured in Citywire Selector, Wealth Briefing and Funds Global Asia.