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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SuMi TRUST)

SuMi TRUST is one of the largest asset managers in Japan, with AUM of USD 453 billion (as of 31st March 2015). Trust banks are major players in asset management industry in Japan, and SuMi TRUST is one of them. Total AUM of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust group including two dedicated asset management firms is USD 664 billion.

SuMi TRUST manages a broad spectrum of Japanese Equity products and is well known in Japan as a principal provider of Japanese equity products for corporate and governmental pension funds.

Japanese Equity is the central component of our business with AUM of USD 115 billion (as of 31st March 2015) representing a substantial revenue stream for the Group as a whole. Out of USD 115 billion mentioned above, USD 19 billion is for active management.

SuMi TRUST also provide products investing in Asian equities. The capability was developed through its experience in Japanese equity, although it maintains investment team in Hong Kong.

Facts and Figures

  • One of the largest asset managers in Japan with AUM of USD 453 billion (as of 31st March 2015). Total AUM of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust group including two dedicated asset management firms is USD 664 billion.
  • Actively managing equity funds since the introduction of corporate pension regulations in 1962.
  • A strong presence in Japan with 24 dedicated analysts with average experience of 16 years. (as of 31st March 2015)

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart
(As of April 1, 2015)

Investment management industry in Japan and Trust Bank

The structure of Japanese financial industry is unique. Trust banks practice investment management business and it is one of their major lines of business. In some of the major countries, banks are recognized as a different industry from investment management, but this concept does not apply to Japan. Historically, the only financial institutions authorized to manage corporate pension before 1997 were trust banks and life insurance companies. Trust banks’ consistent dedication to professional skills as well as relationship with investors has kept them as major players in asset management business in Japan.

SuMi TRUST - Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and other affiliated companies form Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group. Other member firms engaged in investment business in the Group include the following.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust International Limited

A wholly owned subsidiary of SuMi TRUST located in London. It provides investment products to overseas investors and securities lending service mainly for Japanese and European equities.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust (Hong Kong) Limited (SuMi TRUST Group Company page)

A wholly owned subsidiary of SuMi TRUST located in Hong Kong. It conducts securities investment and investment advisory business such as advisory for private equity fund investments.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management (website in Japanese language)

A wholly owned subsidiary of SuMi TRUST located in Tokyo. It provides investment products to Japanese retail investors mainly through commercial banks and brokers.

Global Network

Global Network
(As of March 31, 2013)

Contacts

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
1-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8233 Japan
Phone: +81 3 6256 3449
E-mail: fundservices@smtb.jp

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