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About MUFG


Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups with total assets of approximately USD 2.7 trillion. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with over 2,300 offices across more than 50 countries. The Group has about 150,000 employees and close to 300 entities, offering services including asset management, commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, and leasing.   

One of the first Japanese signatories in May 2006 to the United Nations International Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), MUFG is the largest manager of corporate pension trust assets in Japan as well as one of the top three managers for publicly offered Investment Trusts in Japan. MUFG: Trust Bank, as a responsible institutional investor, also declared adoption of the Stewardship Code introduced by Prime Minster Abe in March 2014.

MUFG has been providing asset management services for over 60 years; an unparalleled breadth of expertise has been built up in asset management and the management of Japanese assets in particular.

We are the largest manager of corporate pension trust assets in Japan as well as one of the top three managers for publicly offered Investment Trusts in Japan.

We have offices in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States of America covering institutional asset management, retail asset management and wealth management.

Our business has evolved with our clients’ needs.

History of MUFG Asset Management: 
1927

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp. (MUFG: Trust Bank) was established.

1946

MUFG: Trust Bank received a Trust Bank licence.

1959

Japan’s first Investment Trust company was established which has evolved into the current Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management (MUKAM).

1984

We opened an Asset Management Company in London to facilitate international investment. This operation is known as Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management (UK) Ltd. (MUFG: AM (UK)).

2005

The merger between Tokyo-Mitsubishi Holdings and UFJ Holdings to form Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).

About MUFG: AM (UK)


Our European Headquarters have been based in London since 1984. Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management (UK) Ltd (MUFG: AM (UK)) provides Japanese and Asian Equity funds along with Global Fixed Income Portfolios to Institutional and Discretionary Investors.

Delivering investments with a focus on quality, typically following an unconstrained, bottom up approach. Our size allows our fund managers unprecedented access to companies, particular in Japan to aid with this fundamental analysis.

Introduction of MUFG: AM (UK)


Company NameMitsubishi UFJ Asset Management (UK) Ltd.
ManagementYasunari Sonobe, Managing Director and CEO
Date of Establishment20 August 1984
RegistrationRegistered in England and Wales No. 1842259 /
Authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
Address24 Lombard Street London, EC3V 9AJ United Kingdom
Phone+44 (0) 20 7648 5100
Business DescriptionInvestment Management
Amount of CapitalGBP 2 million
ShareholdersMitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation:70%
Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd.:30%
100% MUFG subsidiary
DirectorsMasaru Matsuo
Yutaka Kawakami
Takefumi Ihara
Hidefumi Yamamura

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