The team has honed its approach over the past decade, utilising outside advisors as well as the 20-strong NAM analyst team to generate ideas. The team includes Japanese and London-based advisors, all of whom have extensive knowledge of change management and long-standing senior contacts at Japanese companies.
Yasuaki has been responsible for the strategy since March 2008 (he also sits on the investment committee) and has over 19 years' investment experience.
Nicola joined the team in September 2018 with almost 15 years’ experience in Japanese equities, and a background spanning Japan and the UK.
He was also a founding director of Trust Associates Limited, advising and assisting the directors of investment trust companies on corporate governance issues.
Koji is the main source of investment prospect ideas, and works closely with the 20-strong Nissay Asset Management analyst team
Shinsuke supports Yasuaki Kinoshita in day-to-day portfolio management, including position oversight and management, client reporting, stock research and engagement with portfolio companies