Career History

Started as a banker who was dreaming to be an international business man, but changed my life when seconded to an asset management company. Spent over 20 years as a fund manager, 7 years as presidents of two asset management companies, and 5 years as a head of investment solution team at a private bank. This is my entire career in the asset management industry.

Awards & Exposures


Awarded to “the Fund of the year” by Morningstar, and also received Selected Fund Status granted by Standard & Poor’s.


The latest one for investment published in Dec 2017, and authored numbers of books for mutual funds, several other publications including articles in “Kinzai Weekly (Kinyu Zaisei Jijyo”) and textbooks for correspondence courses.

Had been a regular commentator on the news show “Morning Satellite” for several years until Jun 2012.

Career Background

Barclays Wealth
Director / Head of Investment Solutions Specialists
Jul 2012 – Mar 2017

ISS is equivalent for GIS (Global Investment Solutions) in Barclays Wealth which is responsible for the Global Research, Investment Philosophy which is adopting behavioral finance, all products relating matters (development, introduction, providing, education and market), and provide the portfolio proposal based on Barclays SAA / TAA and so on.

Rakuten Group
President & Chief Investment Officer
Jun 2008 – Jun 2012
Buddy Investments Inc.
Apr 2005 – May 2008
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Executive Fund Manager
Dec 1987 – Mar 2005
Taiyo-Kobe Bank, Ltd.
Retail Sales, Ikebukuro-Eki Branch
Apr 1985 – Dec 1987