*Twitter share button is not available on your current browser.

PDF (122KB)

Nomura Launches Inaugural Global Shariah Sustainable Equity Fund to Broaden Impact Investing

June 29, 2022

Nomura Asset Management Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, June 29, 2022 - Nomura Asset Management Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian fund management unit of Nomura Holdings, Inc., has launched its first Nomura Global Shariah Sustainable Equity Fund to improve local investor access and cater to the growing demand for impact investing.

The fund is available in Malaysia from today for a minimum initial investment of RM1,000 and USD 1,000. Nomura Asset Management U.K. Limited has been appointed as the investment adviser to the fund, and will provide investment research and stock recommendations in accordance with the investment objectives and within the investment restrictions and limits of the fund.

“Our goal is to offer our clients more opportunities and ways to invest according to their principles, achieve their investment goals as well as to generate positive impact. We believe we can do so by providing long-term value with quality solutions that combine ESG and Shariah principles,” says Leslie Yap, Managing Director and Country Head of Nomura Asset Management Malaysia.

Nomura Asset Management Malaysia is partnering with Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad, the family takaful arm of Sun Life Malaysia, to provide its clients with greater options to include ESG factors in their investment decisions.

Following the launch of the inaugural Nomura Global Sustainable Equity Fund in July 2021, Nomura Asset Management Malaysia has been able to offer local investors responsible investing options delivering sustainable impact. This has been achieved by focusing not only on portfolio companies’ financial performance, but also on their positive social impact.

As part of its commitment to grow the universe of ESG companies globally, Nomura Asset Management is actively integrating and progressing towards its six impact goals focused on mitigating climate change, natural capital depreciation and obesity, eliminating communicable diseases, and providing global access to clean drinking water and basic financial services, which in turn are all aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Nomura Asset Management has been a Principles for Responsible Investment signatory since 2011 and has been building on its capabilities and offerings to widen the acceptance of the sustainable investing approach.

The total AUM of Nomura Asset Management in Malaysia stood at RM29 billion as of May 31, 20221.

1 Combined AUM includes Nomura Asset Management Malaysia and Nomura Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd.


Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries and regions. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Investment Management. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.

Nomura Connects
Connecting Markets East & West