US multi-boutique asset manager Affiliated Managers Group has set up an office in Tokyo in Japan and appointed Masato Degawa as senior advisor.
Reporting to Hugh Cutler, executive vice president and head of Global Distribution, Degawa will provide consulting services to AMG’s global institutional distribution team as well as advice on future distribution and corporate strategy.
He currently works as a senior advisor to Yarra Capital Management. Previous roles held by Degawa include president of BlackRock Japan, deputy president and CIO of Amundi Japan and senior portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Fleming Asset Management.
He also served as an equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley Japan.
“Japan is one of the most important institutional markets in Asia, with a growing appetite for high-conviction, differentiated alpha strategies. AMG has an expanding array of relationships with the largest investors in the market, and we see outstanding future potential to enhance the awareness of AMG and its Affiliates,” said Cutler.
AMG had $824.2bn in assets under management as of 30 June 2018.