Asset Management

About Us

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.


SuMi TRUST offers a comprehensive Japanese as well as Asian product suite to clients. Japanese equity products include value, growth, as well as market neutral strategy. All the important investment decisions for Japanese equity products are made in Japan, based on the research and analysis conducted locally in Japan. 

Proxy Voting

As corporate governance is very important aspect of investment. SuMi TRUST sets its philosophy and policies on execution of proxy voting, and discloses its results.

Stewardship Activities

In Japan’s Stewardship Code (hereunder, the Code), “stewardship responsibilities” refer to the responsibilities of institutional investors to enhance the medium to long-term investment return for their clients and beneficiaries (including ultimate beneficiaries; the same shall apply hereafter) by improving and fostering the investee companies: creating corporate value and sustainable growth through constructive engagement, or purposeful dialogue, based on in-depth knowledge of the companies and their business environment. A revised edition of the Code was published in May 2017, the first time in three years. As a responsible institutional investor, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd. revised its public notice in response to the terms of the revised the Code and fulfill our stewardship responsibilities.

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