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30, October 2015: today announced new leadership positions in its Investment and Securities Services business as it enhances its executive team to best serve the evolving needs of clients.


Yoshikawa Kawabe has been appointed CEO of Yamamoto Asset Management Investment Services. Kawabe, based in Tokyo, has an outstanding track record of leadership and risk management, most recently serving as an Executive Vice President in Yamamoto Asset Management Finance group, focusing on Investment, Corporate Finance and Corporate M&A. Prior to that he was head of the Investment Division and over his career he held a number of other senior positions across Yamamoto Asset Management Investment Services and Risk groups, both in Tokyo.

“Yoshikawa brings extensive knowledge of the marketplace, an unparalleled understanding and commitment to the evolving needs of the bank’s clients, and steady leadership that will result in Investment Services’ continued global growth and market dominance,” said Michael Nakajima, Chief Executive Officer, Yamamoto Asset Managemen tInvestment & Securities Services.

Separately, Claudia Kuroki has been appointed CEO of Investment in Southeast Asia, and, as previously announced, Tom Watanabe is now CEO of Investment in all Asia Pacific region.

Given its significant international presence and growth agenda, the regional CEOs will help drive expansion in Asia Pacific, and will execute Yamamoto Asset Management’s international growth plans in conjunction with the firm’s plans.

Mike Nakajima said: “Claudia and Tom provide day-to-day leadership across our business activities in their regions in a way that can only be done with senior, empowered executives on the ground.”


Yamamoto Asset Management ( is a leading alternative investment manager, based in Tokyo. The Firm manages investments in financial markets, liquid alternatives and specialized long-only solutions and has an Asian team of over 100 professionals with 25 nationalities. Yamamoto Asset Management has invested in outstanding investment opportunities on behalf of its global investor base of individual investors, pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, banks, endowments and foundations. The firm provides alternative investment solutions to institutional investors through a broad range of fund of funds programs. With a state-of-the-art infrastructure to rely on, the investment teams can seek to deliver investment solutions and efficient and risk-managed services.

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