Nomura Asset Management Malaysia names Leslie Yap as Head
Nomura Asset Management Malaysia, a Malaysian fund management unit of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today appointed Leslie Yap as Managing Director and Country Head.
Mr. Yap has over 20 years of investment management experience and was most recently Head of Investments at Nomura Asset Management Malaysia, overseeing the developed markets equities portfolio management team in Kuala Lumpur. Since joining the firm in 2008, he has worked closely with Nomura Asset Management’s global teams, and has been a core member of investment committees that deliberate and decide on investment frameworks and allocations.
An advocate of ESG investing, Mr. Yap seeks to integrate sustainable and responsible investing with the firm’s strength in active portfolio management. The launch of Nomura Global Sustainable Equity Fund for investors in Malaysia this year is a significant initiative from Nomura Asset Management Malaysia to generate a positive impact via capital markets. Mr. Yap manages that fund.
Mr. Yap succeeds Nor Rejina Abdul Rahim, who assumes the role of Advisor to Nomura Asset Management Malaysia today, continuing to offer her expertise to support the growth of the franchise.
Leslie Yap commented on his appointment:
“I am honored to take on the new role and look forward to continuing serving investors through our unique global platform, while remaining committed to our sustainability goals. I would like to thank Rejina for leading Nomura Asset Management Malaysia for 15 years, transforming the firm into a full-fledged asset management company in Malaysia.”