JAPAN - Former Mizuho Pension Research Institute chairman, Shoji Yamada, has joined North Trust Global Investments (NTGI) as executive advisor - part of the firm's expansion of its Japan team.
The move also included the recruitment of former Mizuho Trust and Banking Company senior fund manager Osamu Hattori. He will take on the role of head of investment management.
Yamada will work with on business development opportunities with Northern Trust senior management while Hattori will led the quantitative portfolio management team in Tokyo.
Barry Sagraves, CEO, international businesses, NTGI, said: “Further expanding our presence and extending our reach in the institutional market place are key elements of Northern Trust’s overall growth strategy in Japan and in Asia more widely over the next five years.
Kunihiko Nakao, head of NTGI’s Japan office, noted: “Mr. Yamada and Mr. Hattori have excellent industry experience and technical expertise combined with a deep knowledge of the issues facing Japanese institutional investors. These qualities are very important as we seek to continue to provide client-driven investment solutions and build out our business in Japan.”
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