London, 15 June 2020 – Fulcrum announces the formal commencement of its partnership with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd (SuMi), with the launch of an exclusively designed real assets solution, which is managed by Fulcrum’s Alternative Strategies team, led by Matthew Roberts.
The fund accesses liquid and illiquid real asset investments in a bespoke blend for SuMi’s pension fund clients.
Andrew Stevens, Fulcrum Co-Founder and CEO said:
“Through our Senior Adviser in Japan, Akio Ohtsuka, and our long relationship with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd, this new development marks a significant step for Fulcrum Asset Management. Utilising the experience of Fulcrum’s Alternative Strategies team, this customised solution has been designed to exactly meet the requirements of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd and we are looking forward to working closely with them.”
Daisuke Maeda, Managing Executive Officer of SuMi said:
“Until now, Japanese pensions have achieved their real asset exposure predominantly through illiquid funds with long term lock ups. There is now increasing interest in liquid real assets and we are delighted to exclusively provide Japanese pensions with real assets exposure that suitably blends liquid and illiquid real assets managed by Fulcrum. Fulcrum has world class experience in this field.”
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