Chunmei Huang, CFA
Ms. Huang is Senior Director of Shinsei Corporate Investment Limited, Representative Director of Shinsei Impact Investment Limited in Shinsei Bank Group．Since joined Shinsei Bank in 2005, Ms. Huang has consistently engaged in principal investment and built private equity investment career. Ms. Huang has also performed as a member of multiple funds’ investment committee, board director and/or corporate supervisor for portfolio companies and funds’ general partner. Ms. Huang setup the impact team in 2017, currently managing 2 impact investment funds, “Childcare Support Fund” and “HATARAKU (WORK) Fund” as investment committee member. The “Childcare Support Fund” was the first impact investment fund for Japanese bank group. Ms. Huang is also the board director member of JihSun Financial Holding Co., Ltd (Listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange), member of Japan National Advisory Board of GSG, visiting researcher of Center for Social Investment, Tama University, Member of “SDGs measurement model review committee” of Kanagawa prefecture, Japan etc. Ms. Huang received B.A. in Finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and MBA from Kobe University. She is also a CFA Charter holder and AICPA of Delaware, USA. Ms. Huang has been awarded as “Woman of the Year 2019” by Nikkei Woman.
Zuhair Khan, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager, UBP Investments Co. Ltd. Zuhair manages a governance-focused, market-neutral, Japanese equity long-short strategy at UBP. Prior to joining UBP, he had been the Head of Research and Japan Strategist at Jefferies; where his research focused on corporate governance reform, shareholder activism and event driven strategies. Zuhair has 25 years of experience at global financial institutions, including UBS, Citigroup and MUFG. He has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees from the School of Engineering and the Wharton School.
Akira Okada, CFA
Akira Okada has been working for Manulife since 2004, most recently as a Chief Investment Officer for Manulife Japan General Account since 2013 after having taken various senior roles at Manulife Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Prior to joining Manulife, he was a head of fixed income at Fukoku Capital Management, with managing pension money between 1999 and 2004. He started his investment career at Long Term Credit Bank of Japan as a proprietary dealer of various products, like fx, money market and derivatives in Hong Kong, New York and London since 1988. He holds bachelor degree of Law and MBA from Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He has been mentor for Research Challenge since 2018 and a member of Advocacy committee of CFA Japan Society since 2018.
Mr. Oshiden has over 30 years of career solely in the investment management business. He has worked as a fund manager and head of Japan Equity Investment Management Department at BNY Mellon Investment Management Japan since 2013. The entire team was taken out from ING Investment Management (currently NN Investment Partners), where he assumed a similar role since 2009. Together with his colleagues, he rebuilt the investment team at ING, bringing in new process and people, and successfully turned performance around. Prior to joining ING, he was a director, fund manager, and head of research for Japanese equities at BlackRock Japan, including the times at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which was acquired by BlackRock in 2006. Before joining MLIM in 2001, he was a fund manager for global ex-Japan equities, Japanese equities, and multi-asset funds at Toyo Trust & Banking (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking) since 1996. Prior to becoming a fund manager, he worked as an equities analyst at Baillie Gifford in Edinburgh, UK, where he was seconded from Toyo Trust in 1993. He joined Toyo Trust in 1990, first serving as a fund administrator. He earned a BA degree in business and commerce from Keio University in 1990.
Yasuko Sato, CFA
Yasuko Sato is Director and Client Portfolio Manager specialised in Japanese equity at Invesco Asset Management Japan, with nearly 20-year experience in the asset management industry. Yasuko previously spent nine years in London in a similar role at Asset Management One and JPMorgan Asset Management. Before being seconded to London, she worked as a research analyst covering the transportation sector for six years at JPMorgan Asset Management in Tokyo. She holds a B.A. in Literature from Waseda University and an M.A. in International Management (Hons) from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Yoshimasa Satoh, CFA
Mr. Yoshimasa Satoh, CFA, is Lead Account Manager, Buy and Sell Side Solutions, Market Technology at Nasdaq. He has been in charge of portfolio management, research & development and implementation in multi-asset investment strategy, trading, information technology, and data science, throughout his career. Previously, he served as a portfolio manager of Quantitative Investment Strategies at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and other companies. He started his career at Nomura Research Institute, where he led Nomura Securities’ equity trading technology team. Yoshimasa has been Board Director of CFA Society Japan since October 2018. Yoshimasa has a lot of experience in moderating meetings/seminars and serving as a speaker of global conferences, which were hosted by CFA Institute, Institutional Investor, and so forth.
Makoto Hatta, CFA
Makoto Hatta serves as a statutory auditor of the CFA Society Japan. He is Managing Executive Officer of Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd, supervising overall businesses related with investment trusts. He joined Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. (currently known as Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.) in 1987 and has been engaged in investment management business since then.
He earned a BA degree in Economics from Tokyo University. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Society Japan.