New York Life Investment Management Confirms its Commitment to Japan, Celebrating Important Business Milestones

Tokyo and New York, December 5, 2017 – New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM), the global asset management business of New York Life Insurance Company, celebrated its commitment to providing competitive investment management services in Japan on the occasion of three major milestones: registering as a Discretionary Investment Management Business (DIMB), celebrating the first anniversary of its establishment in Japan, and the inauguration of its new permanent office.

Yie-Hsin Hung, Chief Executive Officer of NYLIM, Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, Chairman of NYLIM International, and Anthony Malloy, Chief Investment Officer of New York Life, were in Tokyo to meet with investors and mark the occasion with Tatsuo Mizutori, Head of Office, Japan branch.

"Our first year of local presence in Japan has given us great insight into the needs of Japanese investors, and confirmed that we're ideally positioned to serve this market," Hung said. "Our combination of scale, multi-boutique model, and mutual company orientation differentiates us from other asset managers entering Japan. With our DIMB registration behind us, we are focused on building and strengthening client relationships in 2018 and beyond."

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé added: "This year has been an important milestone in developing the solutions and services required by our Japanese clients and partners. The investment market in Japan is diversifying and we see significant potential to assist local investors with their investment needs through our global capabilities. We view all our client and distributor relationships as trusted long-term partnerships."

Malloy added: "The benefit of being a 172-year-old mutual insurance company is that we invest primarily for the long-term benefit of our clients. The challenges faced by Japanese institutional investors are our challenges. We have walked in your shoes. We are here for the long run and are looking forward to building many long-term partnerships here in the years to come."

The official office opening reception was attended by the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, the Honorable William F. Hagerty IV.

Photos of the reception -


Tatsuo Mizutori (Head of Office, Japan branch), Naïm Abou-Jaoudé (Chairman of NYLIM International), Yie-Hsin Hung (Chief Executive Officer of NYLIM), William F. Hagerty IV (U.S. Ambassador), Anthony Malloy (Chief Investment Officer of New York Life) and John Grady (senior managing director and vice chairman of NYLIM International)


Sake barrel opening with the US ambassador and the NYLIM executives


Naïm Abou-Jaoudé making a speech


Tatsuo Mizutori (Head of Office, Japan branch), Naïm Abou-Jaoudé (Chairman of NYLIM International), Yie-Hsin Hung (Chief Executive Officer of NYLIM), Anthony Malloy (Chief Investment Officer of New York Life), John Grady (senior managing director and vice chairman of NYLIM International) and William F. Hagerty IV (U.S. Ambassador)


Yie-Hsin Hung making a speech


Anthony Malloy making a speech


Company Profile

Name of Company:
New York Life Investment Management Asia Limited Registration No.: Director-General of Kanto Finance Bureau (Financial Instrument) No. 2964

Office:
The Imperial Hotel Tower 14th floor, 1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011

Representative:
Tatsuo Mizutori, Head of Office, Representative in Japan branch

Business Activities:
Discretionary Investment Management/Investment Advisory and Agency
Member of self-regulatory organization
The Japan Investment Advisers Association

Established:
January 2016


New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+). ** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Visit www.newyorklife.com for more information.

New York Life Investment Management, the third party global asset management business of New York Life, manages approximately $316 billion in assets under management as of September 30th, 2017. Its global business comprises its market-leading position in the United States, with a presence in Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Through its investment boutiques, New York Life Investment Management offers a diversified range of investment solutions to its clients, including fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. New York Life Investments ranks 26th among the world’s largest money managers****.

¹The Japan branch of New York Life Investment Management Asia Limited is part of New York Life Investment Management International, the international arm of New York Life Investment Management LLC.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, 6/12/17. For methodology, please see http://fortune.com/fortune500/

**Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/1/17.

***New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

**** Pensions & Investments, May 29, 2017. Rankings are based on total worldwide institutional assets under management for the year-end 2016. New York Life Investments assets includes assets of affiliated investment advisors.

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