Rogge Global Partners and Tokio Fire Marine Asset Management have formed a joint venture to offer fixed-income fund management to Japanese institutions, says John Graham, London-based partner at Rogge.
Rogge, a UK-based boutique fixed-income manager responsible for $6 billion of assets, has been rapidly growing its Japanese clientele. Last year it signed on the Pension Fund Association, and this year has notched corporate pension funds. It has amassed $800 million in assets from Japan over the past year.
It is owned by Old Mutual Group, a London-listed South African concern, which has acquired United Asset Management, which has had a Tokyo office catering to institutions.
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