On October 1, 2016, four asset management companies—DIAM Co., Ltd., Mizuho Asset Management Co., Ltd., Shinko Asset Management Co., Ltd., and Asset Management Division of Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.—joined forces to establish a new company, Asset Management One Co., Ltd. Harnessing the expertise the four companies have cultivated over the years, Asset Management One aims to become the number one fiduciary company, putting customers’ interests first as a company that handles professional asset management and fulfills its duties as a fiduciary that watches over customers’ assets at the highest level. Asset management for individuals, pension funds, and corporations must each address extremely diversified and sophisticated needs and challenges, such as conducting responsible investing, in particular ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing. We aspire to help customers build up assets in the long term and achieve sophisticated global asset management by quickly responding to incessantly changing market circumstances and regulatory trends, always lending a receptive attitude to customer feedback, and promptly providing the best products and services backed by advanced expertise. Through these initiatives, Asset Management One will extend its operations from Japan to Asia to the world. We aim to be our customers’ most trusted partner in the asset management industry, underpinned by strong sense of responsibility and ambition. We believe that our mission is to make customers happy and help build up the asset management industry by providing solutions of the highest standard.