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News

Market Review for April 2022

TOPIX ended down on the previous month-end. The decline of the US equity market due to the Fed's monetary tightening and disappointing quarterly earnings by some IT companies affected the Japanese equity market. Lockdowns in Shanghai also weighed on market sentiment.
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Press Release

SuMi TRUST establishes investment marketing team in Luxembourg

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management (SuMi TRUST), one of Asia’s largest asset managers with $759bn in assets under management (AUM), has established a new investment marketing team in its office in Luxembourg to enhance its relationship with EU-based investors. The team, part of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Luxembourg S.A., will promote SuMi TRUST’s investment products on the firm’s behalf.
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Insights

The Transformation of Japanese Companies

In the face of the changes in the external environment as a result of COVID, many transformations are taking place in Japanese companies. However, I believe that there is also a medium- to long-term structural change occurring in the background: the generational shift in the workforce has increased risk tolerance and willingness to change in Japanese companies.
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Press Release

Hiroki Moritani Appointed as MD of SuMi TRUST's London Office

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management (SuMi TRUST), one of Asia’s largest asset managers with $761bn in assets under management, has appointed Hiroki Moritani as Managing Director of its London office, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust International Limited (SuMiTIL). As of March 2022, Hiroki takes over from Yukihiro Murota who will return to the firm’s Tokyo headquarters.