Fulcrum Asset Management (Fulcrum) has announced the appointment of Akio Ohtsuka as senior adviser. He is currently executive advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd.
Ohtsuka will provide Fulcrum AM with strategic insight into the Japanese asset management landscape.
He has worked in many of the most senior roles at Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co. Ltd and latterly, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd, since joining the firm in April 1976.
From 2012 to 2015, he was executive deputy president and CEO of the Fiduciary Business Division of the bank and, between 2015 and 2017 he was executive director and chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management.