Yasuaki has been responsible for the strategy since March 2008 (he also sits on the investment committee) and has over 19 years' investment experience. Prior to joining NAM, he was a fund manager for Nippon Life's General Account and was seconded to Lehman Brothers International, after a stint in Foreign Exchange Management for Nippon Life from 1992-93.
Yasuaki holds a B.A. in Economics from Osaka University and a M.Sc. in Financial Management from the University of London. He is a Japanese citizen and native speaker and fluent in English.