DIAM International Wins the SimCorp StrategyLab Cost Management Excellence Award 2013

  DIAM International Wins the SimCorp StrategyLab Cost Management Excellence
  Award 2013

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- September 19, 2013

SimCorp StrategyLab, a private research institution sponsored by SimCorp,
today announced that DIAM International, the Japanese and regional equity and
alternatives specialist asset manager based in London, is the winner of the
2013 SimCorp StrategyLab Cost Management Excellence Award. The award was
presented at one of the largest investment management industry events, the
SimCorp Dimension International User Community Meeting, in Amsterdam earlier
today.

DIAM was named the winner after a thorough evaluation by an international
panel consisting of Mr. Ingo Walter, Seymour Milstein Professor of Finance,
Corporate Governance and Ethics at Stern School of Business, New York
University; Professor Stephen Brown of New York University; Professor Paul
Verdin of Leuven University; and SimCorp CEO Klaus Holse.

The judges selected DIAM International for the award as a result of the
company’s strategic approach to achieving growth while insulating against cost
increases to achieve ambitious business plans.

SimCorp CEO Klaus Holse commented: “The judges were impressed by DIAM
International’s innovative approach to controlling costs as part of it its
strategic business plan, and we are doubly pleased that SimCorp has played a
key part in DIAM’s ability to reach these business goals.”

Jan Weber, Chief Financial Officer at DIAM International, commented:
“Implementing our cost management program has allowed us to achieve our
strategic objectives in regards to improving cost efficiency and risk
effectiveness. We are delighted to receive recognition from the SimCorp
StrategyLab for our results.”

The SimCorp StrategyLab Excellence Award program has been established to
acknowledge, reward and promote best practices in mitigating risk, managing
cost and enabling growth in the global investment management industry. This is
the fifth year that SimCorp StrategyLab has presented the awards; previous
winners include Challenger Limited, MEAG, Nordea Savings and Asset Management,
Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management and Dealis Fund Operations,
respectively.

About SimCorp StrategyLab

SimCorp StrategyLab is a private research institution, headed by Mr. Ingo
Walter, Seymour Milstein Professor of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics
at Stern School of Business, New York University. SimCorp StrategyLab research
work focuses on identifying, understanding and suggesting solutions to issues
pertaining to mitigating risk, reducing cost and enabling growth in the
investment management industry. www.simcorpstrategylab.com.

About DIAM

DIAM International is the London based asset management business of the DIAM
Group (‘DIAM’), headquartered in Tokyo. DIAM is owned jointly by Mizuho
Financial Group and The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd. DIAM has
continued to grow as a leading asset manager with $120 billion AUM (as at
30^th June 2013) and has been servicing clients in EMEA for over 30 years. Our
clients include pension funds, financial institutions, endowments and other
large institutional investors. DIAM International offers a range of active,
quant and index equity strategies including Global, Emerging Markets, Japan,
Asia and Europe as well as fixed income and alternative solutions.

Contact:

Enquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to:
SimCorp StrategyLab
Mette Trier, +45-35-44-88-00, +45-40-60-82-96
Office Manager
or
DIAM International
Katy Lockey, +44-207090-6497
Relationship Management Executive
or
Media:
Cognito
Kevin Maher/Angela Byrne
+1-646-395-6300
simcorp @cognitomedia.com
 
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