This article showcases our top picks for the best Japan based Asset Management companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Asset Management industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Japan Asset Management Companies
The origins of SPARX Group Co., Ltd. date back to 1989 when company founder Shuhei Abe set up one of Japan’s first independent asset management boutiques specializing in Japanese equities, SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Since then, the company has grown exponentially as it evolved into a diversified asset management company that now covers the whole breadth and width of Asia-Pacific markets. Since the 2000’s, the company has developed into new investment fields such as clean-tech and renewable energy investments, and venture capital investment through Mirai Creation Fund established together with Toyota Motor Corporation and SMBC in 2015.
MUFG Investor Services
MUFG is the financial groups offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, consumer finance, asset management. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with over 2,300 offices across more than 50 countries.
The Group has about 150,000 employees and close to 300 entities, offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The group’s operating companies include MUFG Bank; Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, Japan’s leading trust bank; and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings, Japan’s largest securities firms.
Through close partnerships among their operating companies, the group aims to be the world’s most trusted financial group, flexibly responding to all of the financial needs of their customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York stock exchanges..
Pacifico Energy K.K.
Pacifico has developed 8 mega solar power projects totaling over 640 MWdc. Pacifico has a pipeline of additional development projects totaling over 800 MWdc, of which 3 projects totaling over 280 MWdc are expected to begin construction in 2018.
Pacifico Energy is committed to developing solar power projects that contribute to the improvement of energy self-sufficiency for the future of Japan, in an environmentally friendly way, and assist with the development of local communities.. .
Plug and Play Japan
Plug and Play Japan is an innovation platform that serves as a bridge between Japan and our global innovation ecosystem. Plug and Play Japan operates mainly in Tokyo and aim to establish the city as a world-class startup ecosystem.
By connecting Japan to markets abroad, we will provide startups from Japan with global access like never before.. .
As their core business, they stand beside corporations that utilize real estate and handle all the various duties and challenges associated with it. For most companies that use some form of real estate for running their businesses, real estates are assets that are inseparable from their corporate activities.
Therefore, the strategy in positioning real estate in corporate management is vital, and it is their role to formulate and execute those real estate strategies that meet the various growth stages appropriate for the current state of the client company as well as looking forward to the medium-to-long-term management plans. Companies that have a focused group that manages their owned and in use real estates are few and far between, while the majority have multiple groups and personnels to correspond to each business related to a wide range of real estate.
As a result, effective operations and centralized management of information are more difficult to achieve, and there are cases when it is a challenge to come up with an appropriate strategy planning. Furthermore, for real estate owners, it is their responsibility to provide the end-users, which are their employees and tenant, a safe, secure, and convenient environment.
To fulfill this responsibility is a vital aspect from the corporate sustainability perspective. In response to each of these challenges, XYMAX, as Japan’s company for property and asset management, stands beside real estate corporations and do the work for them in handling all the various duties and problems associated with anything real estate.
Their aim is to be the real estate arm for Japanese corporations.. .
MinD in a Device
MinD in a Device Co., Ltd. is a university-launched venture that aims to port human consciousness to devices (machines and computers) in the medium to long term based on long-term research results on consciousness.
As the first step toward realization, we will evolve and deepen the “generation model” considered to be the source of consciousness, and promote the development of next-generation AI and social implementation.. .
Bank Of Nagoya
Bank Of Nagoya is a regional bank that offers deposit, loan, domestic and foreign exchange, securities investment, commodity securities transactions, and bond registration services. The company operates the in general finance leasing business.
It also operates in the credit card business and in the cash arrangement and scrutiny business, investigation, and appraisal of real estate. Bank Of Nagoya is headquartered in Japan..
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