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In his new lease of life heading one of Asia's largest asset managers, Nikko AM CEO Takumi Shibata continues scouring the globe for opportunities.

"When you see people with a foreign background, you just see them as a human... it's a great advantage."

THE first thing Takumi Shibata did upon taking the top job at Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) in 2013 was to meet every single employee working in the Japanese asset manager's Tokyo headquarters, all 500 of them. He met some of them one on one. Meetings in groups of five or eight proved the...

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