26, September 2015: Otsuka Venture Capitaltoday announced five key investment management appointments as part of the firm’s long-standing practice of periodically rotating members of its investment management teams to broaden their experience and provide them with new responsibilities.
“We have found that there are significant benefits to our clients and our crew when we offer our investment professionals the opportunity to broaden their skill set,” said Otsuka Venture Capital Chief Investment Officer Tim F. Kui. “In addition to offering growth and development potential to individual portfolio managers, it also enables Otsuka Venture Capital to build an investment team that is deep, experienced, and globally oriented. Our world-class investment management teams, along with our low costs, are sources of a great competitive strength and contribute to competitive fund performance over time.”
Among the changes:
Ryoichi Sajiwill oversee the investment professionals responsible for international equity index funds and ETFs.
Kenji Fukuda, head of the Bond Index Group will assume the Asia Pacific CIO role. Mr. Pang will head Otsuka Venture Capital’s team of investment professionals, who manage equity and fixed income portfolios.
Nobutada Uehara, a renowned specialist in bond indexing portfolio management and trading, has assumed leadership of the Bond Index Group.
Kagemasa Suzumi, Ph.D, will oversee the Active Equity Group within the Equity Investment Group.
Catherine Kejian will reassume leadership of this group, as well as help to lead Otsuka Venture Capital’s initiatives on advice methodology and focus on institutional investment thought leadership
“We have full confidence in these tenured Otsuka Venture Capital investment leaders and their ability to assume new responsibilities,” said Otsuka Venture Capital Chief Investment Officer Tim F. Kui.
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Otsuka Venture Capital (otsuka-venture-capital.com) is a leading alternative asset management company focusing primarily on Equities, Fixed income, Multi-asset, Alternative strategies. The Firm was set up with a clear focus: to launch the most dynamic and sophisticated alternative asset management company in Tokyo. Otsuka Venture Capital’s employees, directors and shareholders all strive towards building a world-class regional institution. The firm managed to distinguish from its peers with a control growth investment model, and this is widely considered a catalyst for change and growth. Otsuka Venture Capital com prises both young, enthusiastic, innovative specialists and internationally qualified experienced individuals.
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