Nomura’s Virtual Meet the Managers 2020


Join us for our virtual Meet the Manager event on Wednesday 7th October 2020, 9am – 12.30pm (BST).

Against a backdrop of a global pandemic and the ensuing market volatility, our Virtual Meet the Managers Event offers you the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of our fund managers, who will share their latest views and outlooks on the macroeconomic environment and where we currently see opportunities.

Our experts will discuss their active investment approach and processes, including how they seek to mitigate risk for investors.

This event will bring together our expert fund managers from key teams including; Fixed Income, Japanese Equities and Global Equities.

We are pleased to announce that this seminar is CPD certified.


Live Event

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09:00 Macroeconomic and market observations
Andy Chaytor, UK Rates Strategist and Fixed Income Product Manager, Nomura International Plc

09:20 Japan High Conviction Fund
Andy McCagg, Client Portfolio Manager, Japanese Equities, Nomura Asset Management Co.

09:50 Global High Conviction Fund
Tom Wildgoose, Head of Equity Investments, Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd

10:20 Asia High Conviction Fund
Vipin Kapoor, Senior Portfolio Manager, Nomura Asset Management Singapore Ltd

10:50 ACI’s Global Small Cap Fund
Trevor Gurwich, Senior Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments

11:20 Global High Yield Bond Fund
Michael J Dugan, Executive Director and Client Portfolio Manager, Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc. (“NCRAM”)

11:50 Global Dynamic Bond Fund
Richard ‘Dickie’ Hodges, Head of Unconstrained Fixed Income, Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd

12:20 Close

For more information about the event please contact our marketing team marketingteam@nomura-asset.co.uk or your dedicated distribution representative below.

Jon Nash
Head of UK and Ireland Wholesale DistributionTel:  +44 207 521 1039
Email: jon.nash@nomura-asset.co.uk

Leigh Fisher
Business Development Director, UK Advisory & Strategic AlliancesTel:  +44 207 521 1010
Email: leigh.fisher@nomura-asset.co.uk

Ben Sackitey
Business Development Director,  UK WealthTel:  +44 207 521 1088
Email: ben.sackitey@nomura-asset.co.uk
Dávide Zur Goldstaub
Southern EuropeTel:  +44 (0)20 7521 3453
Email: davide.goldstaub@nomura-asset.co.uk

Anne Dillé-Weibel

InsurersTel:  +44 (0)20 7521 1012
Email: anne.dille-weibel@nomura-asset.co.uk

Simon Cartwright
Consultant RelationsTel:  +44 (0)20 7521 1018
Email: simon.cartwright@nomura-asset.co.uk

Francis Paxton
Netherlands/UK Institutional & South AfricaTel:  +44 (0)20 7521 2634
Email: francis.paxton@nomura-asset.co.uk

Thomas Mauseth
ScandinaviaTel:  +44 (0)20 7521 1015
Email: thomas.mauseth@nomura-asset.co.uk

Andy Chaytor
UK Rates Strategist – Nomura International Plc.

Andy Chaytor is UK Rates Strategist and Fixed Income Product Manager at Nomura International plc. Prior to joining he was at RBS, where he held a number of roles including rates strategist, credit strategist and macro strategist. Andy holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Dickie Hodges
Head of Unconstrained Fixed Income – Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd.

Dickie Hodges’ Fixed Income asset management career stretches back some 31 years. He joined Nomura Asset Management in 2014 to launch the Global Dynamic Bond Fund, prior to which he managed the L&G Dynamic Bond Trust for 7 years. He also spent 18 years at Gartmore, where he was Head of Pan European Portfolio Construction with responsibility for European bond funds.


Tom Wildgoose
Head of Equity Investments – Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd.

Tom Wildgoose has been an equity investor for 17 years, he initialled joined Nomura Asset Management here in the UK as a sector analyst and in 2011 was promoted to Head of Research. Today Tom is the UK’s Head of Equity and has managed the Global High Conviction Fund together with Ilan Chaitowitz since its launch in 2015. Tom holds a Masters of Engineering (Durham University, First Class), a Masters in Computing (Imperial College, London) and is a CFA Charterholder.

Andrew Mccagg
Client Portfolio Manager, Japanese Equities – Nomura Asset Management Co.

Andrew serves as a client portfolio manager, with focus on client communications. Prior to joining the JSV team in 2011, he spent 3 years working as an assistant portfolio manager in NAM’s Advisory Portfolio Management department. Andrew holds a B.A. in linguistics from the International Christian University.

Trevor Gurwich
Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager – American Century Investments

Trevor Gurwich is a vice president and senior portfolio manager for American Century Investments®.

Mr. Gurwich joined American Century Investments in 1998 and has worked in the financial industry since 1992. Previously, he was a manager for Arthur Andersen in their business consulting group.

Mr. Gurwich holds a master’s degree in finance and investments from Columbia Business School, a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business. He’s also fluent in French and Afrikaans.

Michael J Dugan
Executive Director and Client Portfolio Manager – Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc. (“NCRAM”)

Michael J. Dugan is an Executive Director and Client Portfolio Manager at NCRAM. He joined in September 2010, and covers the US, European and Global High Yield, Leveraged Loans, and Emerging Market Debt strategies. Prior to joining NCRAM, Michael spent the past 12 years in high yield fixed income portfolio management. He was a Senior Vice President, High Yield Credit Analyst at HSBC Global Asset Management, where he was responsible for covering the Aerospace & Defense, Capital Goods, Machinery, Homebuilder, Building Products, and General Industrial sectors. He also shared both US dollar and Euro credit trading responsibilities with the Global Head of High Yield. Michael joined HSBC in 2005, along with seven other members of the Credit Suisse High Yield Fixed Income Team. Michael was a Vice President and Credit Analyst at Credit Suisse Asset Management from 2000 to 2005, where he had the same sector and trading responsibilities. Prior to joining Credit Suisse Asset Management, he was an associate at Neuberger Berman from 1996 to 2000. Michael interned for the International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce in Washington D.C. Michael earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Cornell University, and a BA in Economics from the University of Rhode Island. He is a CFA® charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute and a member the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Vipin Kapoor
Senior Portfolio Manager – Nomura Asset Management Singapore Limited

Vipin is the Senior Portfolio Manager for Asia Pacific Basin ex-Japan Equities at Nomura Asset Management Singapore Limited (NAMS) and has been in the position since 2015. He joined Nomura Asset Management Singapore Limited in 2006b as Portfolio Manager of Asia Pacific Basin ex-Japan Equities.

Prior to this he was an Analyst for Investment Banking at JM Morgan Stanley India Pty Ltd in 2000 and moved on to Associate for Management Consulting at Stern Stewart India Pty Ltd.

He obtained a Bachelor in Technology (Electrical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) in 1998 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) in 2000.

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