Daiwa SB Investments
Kasumigaseki Common Gate West Tower,
2-1 Kasumigaseki 3-Chome,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013
The Fund's investment adviser is Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. ("DSBI"), formerly known as Daiwa International Management Corp. DSBI was established in 1973 as an investment advisory firm specializing in Asian equity management. DSBI is headquartered in Kasumigaseki Common Gate West Tower, 2-1 Kasumigaseki 3-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, Japan. As of March 31, 2012, DSBI manages approximately $60.4 billion for clients worldwide, of which $9.1 billion is invested on behalf of institutional clients outside of Japan.
Effective January 1, 2000, the Fund will follow an active investment policy.
Mr. Naoto Nagai, CFA is a Senior Portfolio Manager, with a total of 16 years of experience in the Japanese and global equity markets. Prior to joining Daiwa SB Investments in 2006 he was a fund manager and research analyst at Resona Trust Company Japan. In 1996 he earned an MBA from the University of Rochester and in 1991 he graduated from the University of Osaka Prefecture with a B.S. in Chemistry. He assumed the day-to-day portfolio management responsibility for the Fund effective October 18, 2006.
Effective November 2, 2009, Mr. Takahiro Ueno, CFA/CMA, a Senior Portfolio Manager with 14 years of experience joined the investment management team. Prior to joining Daiwa SB Investments in 2001, he was a fixed income trader at Sumitomo Bank. In 1995 he earned a B.S. degree in engineering form Kyoto University.