Northern Trust and MFG Asset Management strike Japan partnership

Miyajima_gateNorthern Trust Asset Management has appointed Magellan Asset Management Limited as a sub-adviser to the recently-launched Anchor MFG Global Equity Fund. The partnership with Magellan, which is doing business as MFG Asset Management, will give Japanese institutional investors exclusive access to the firm’s global equity approach, known as the Magellan Global Plus Strategy, the firm said in a statement. Northern Trust says it has more than $100 billion in assets under management (AuM) in multi-manager investment solutions. In total it manages $885 billion of assets. “We are delighted to be partnering with Northern Trust to bring our global equity strategy to Japanese investors,” said Hamish Douglass, chief investment officer at MFG Asset Management. “Their long-term commitment and broad relationships, coupled with our firms’ shared focus on delivering competitive risk-adjusted returns, present investors with a new opportunity to participate in a range of market cycles – and potentially protect capital in adverse market environments,” added Douglass. Keishi Yamamoto, head of Northern Trust Asset Management in Japan said the strategy “is in-line with the attitudes to long-term investments here in Japan.” ©2019 funds global asia

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