Overview & Team
- Company name
HC Asset Management Co., Ltd.
- Office Location
Sumitomo Corporation JINBOCHO BLDG.2-11 Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051
November 29, 2002
- Chief Executive
Kanto Local Finance Bureau #430
Japan Investment Advisers Association
Japan Securities Dealers Association
The Investment Trusts Association, Japan
HC acquired Assurance reports under the Practical Guidance on Assurance Engagements 3402 relating to our Investment Management Business by an Independent Accounting Firm. Practical Guidance on Assurance Engagements 3402 was developed by the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA) as equivalent to ISAE 3402.
Assurance reports under the Practical Guidance on Assurance Engagements 3402 can serve as evidence of effective internal controls and could significantly reduce auditing burden, when the contracted internal controls of a service organization have to be reviewed in conjunction with an audit of the entity's internal control.
Noriyuki MORIMOTOChief Executive Officer
Founded HC Asset Management in November 2002. As a pioneer investment consultant in Japan, he established the investment consulting business of Watson Wyatt K.K. (now Willis Towers Watson) in 1990, where he was Director & Consultant for 13 years. His responsibilities also included benefit consulting and financial services consulting. Prior to joining Watson Wyatt, he was responsible for foreign fixed income investment, asset allocation and investment strategy at Mitsui Life Insurance Co.(now Taiju Life Insurance Company Limited), where he managed assets for the company's variable life products and group annuities as a fund manager. He spent two and half years in London managing fixed income assets. He started his investment career as Japanese equity analyst at Mitsui Life. Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), The University of Tokyo.
Akane HASHIMOTOManaging Director, Investment and Research
Joined HC in February 2003 as co-founder. Currently, she is responsible for Investment & Research as well as client relations. Prior to joining HC, she spent four years at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) as an investment and business consultant. She began her career at The Bank of Tokyo (now MUFG Bank, Ltd.), spending five years in the capital markets group. Bachelor of Arts (Economics), The University of Tokyo.
Hajime NISHIKAWADirector, Chief Operating Officer
Joined HC in August 2007. Since then, he has been actively involved in trade activities and corporate management. Prior to joining HC, he spent 29 years at Mitsui Life Insurance Co. (now Taiju Life Insurance Company Limited), where he managed assets for the company as a fund manager and investment officer. Later he conducted the company's foreign business and internal audits in the investment area. He started his investment career as a Japanese equity analyst at Mitsui Life. Bachelor of Arts (Commerce), Hitotsubashi University.
Investment and Research Team
- Hiroto KATO
Joined HC in April 2020 after graduating from university. He is currently responsible to support portfolio managers as an analyst covering various strategies, client servicing and portfolio management. Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Tohoku.
- Ippei MORIWAKI
Joined HC in April 2016 after graduating from university. He is currently serving as an analyst to support portfolio managers on research, portfolio construction and client servicing. Bachelor of Law, Aoyama Gakuin University.
- Masaya OKINA
Joined HC in April 2021 after graduating from university. He is an analyst responsible to support portfolio managers on research, client servicing and portfolio management. Bachelor of Law, Chuo University.
- Toshiya SAKEMI
Joined HC in April 2018 after graduating from university. He is an analyst responsible to conduct research on various investment opportunities, client servicing and portfolio management. Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Nagasaki.
- XinYee TEE
Joined HC in April 2020 after graduating from university. She is an analyst responsible to support portfolio managers on research, client servicing and portfolio management. XinYee received her Bachelors Degree in Business from Showa Women University in Tokyo.
- Yutaka WADA
Joined HC in April 2016 after graduating from graduate school.He is currently serving as an analyst covering various strategies, client serving responsibilities, and portfolio risk analysis.He is also responsible for fund/portfolio econometric analysis.Master of Arts (Economics), Hitotsubashi University.
- Masaaki HOSONO
Joined HC in October 2017. He started his career at Obihiro Shinkin Bank(one of a regional financial institution in Japan), he served as the Managing Director since 2008 after being charge of the Department General Manager of Business Promotion, Risk Management, Fund Investment and Compliance. He was the key person who decided that Obihiro Shinkin Bank entrusted funds management to asset management firms for the first time. His mission is to bridge regional financial institutions and HC, and provide solutions to those suffering from investments. Bachelor of Biology, the University of Hokkaido.
- Takashi SENGOKU
Joined HC in November 2017 from Sumitomo Corporation, one of Japanese integrated trading houses, where he has been involved in the structured finance, private equity and M&A for 35 years. His excellence in business management is mainly focused on aircraft operating leasing , digital banking & private equity fund business, also keeping familiar association with Megabanks. His career assures investment banking expertise for HC business organic growth. Bachelor of Law, University of Tokyo,
- Overview & Team
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- Fiduciary Declaration
- Japan’s Stewardship Code
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