Keiichi handles Japanese equity research and the distribution of hedge funds to institutional investors. He has extensive experience of institutional equity sales in Europe and was based in Frankfurt, Germany, for 17 years.
He began his career in domestic equity sales at New Japan Securities in Tokyo and then in Frankfurt. Later he moved to Nomura Securities and Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. Prior to joining TAP Japan, he spent two years working for Deutsche Securities in Tokyo as the Director of Client Strategy with responsibility for sales planning and corporate IR activities. In Germany, he was responsible for covering continental and UK institutional investors. With several hedge funds as clients, he developed a strong understanding of this sector.
Keiichi is a Japanese native, raised in Japan, and educated at Tohoku University. He speaks fluent Japanese and English.