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 SAE86 (the Auditing and Assurance Practice Committee Practice Guideline No. 86) relating to our Investment Management Business by an Independent Accounting Firm. SAE86 was developed by the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA).
Assurance reports under SAE86 can serve as evidence of effective internal controls and could significantly reduce The 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 controls.
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
- Tomo-o SHIRAKI
Joined HC in August 2011. He is now involved in execution of funds and FX trades. Prior to joining HC, he was engaged in product development at SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. He began his career at Mitsui Mutual Life Insurance Company (now Taiju Life Insurance Company Limited) and covered investment and life insurance businesses. Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Waseda University.
- Masaru YAMAGISHI
Joined HC in May 2015 as a portfolio manager. Prior to joining HC, he worked for Finnowave Investments Inc., an independent asset management company focusing on Japanese equity long short strategy, since 2010 as CIO and risk manager. His experience includes asset allocation, Japan equity, Japan fixed income, foreign currency and foreign fixed income at Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management and Mitsui Life Insurance Co. (now Taiju Life Insurance Company Limited) Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo CMA
- Tomoyuki YANAI
Joined HC in April 2008. He is now involved in execution of funds and FX trades. Prior to joining HC, he was involved in various fields of asset management businesses, including reporting, currency management, foreign fixed income investment, consulting, risk management and administration at Mitsui Life Insurance Co. (now Taiju Life Insurance Company Limited) Ph.D. in International Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University and Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Keio University. He is also a CMA holder.
- Rika SUGIMOTO
Joined HC in April 2015 after graduating from university.
In addition to her role as an analyst covering various investment strategies and providing high touch client services, Rika is primarily responsible for organizing HC's monthly seminars which introduce the firm's investment philosophy to an expanding investor base.
Bachelor of Arts (Commerce), Chuo University.
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,
- Toshiya SAKEMI
Joined HC in April 2018 after graduating from university. He is an analyst responsible to conduct research on various investment opportunities and client servicing. Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Nagasaki.
- Hana TOKAI
Joined HC in August 2018, had been seconded from a Japanese financial institution she joined in April 2007.
She is currently serving as an analyst covering various strategies and client servicing responsibilities.
Bachelor of Arts (Literature), Waseda University.
- Nanoko SEMBA
Joined HC in April 2019 after graduating from university. She is responsible to support portfolio managers and client services. Keen to study about Middle East affairs. Bachelor of Social Science (International Relations), Ritsumeikan Asia pacific University.
- Yichao CUI
Joined HC in April 2019 after graduating from university. He is serving as an analyst to support portfolio managers. He is responsible for the analysis of various strategies as well as client service. Bachelor of Business and Commerce, Keio University
- Overview & Team
- Message from CEO
- Fiduciary Declaration
- Japan’s Stewardship Code
- Compliance Information
- Public Notice