Risk management and portfolio construction solutions provider Axioma says it has launched a Japan office, appointing Kiichi Takai as senior consultant for its multi-asset class risk division.
“Our Tokyo office is in direct response to the unprecedented growth in demand we are seeing among institutional and Japanese clients in Asia, particularly for multi-asset class risk solutions,” said Olivier d’Assier, Asia-Pacific managing director. “The prolonged period of low yield following multiple quantitative easing programmes has forced many institutional asset owners up the risk curve and across new and alternative asset classes. This in turn has increased demand for innovative solutions to better assess those risks and deliver greater insight into their ability to generate returns across the portfolio.”
“Our advanced and flexible tools are able to support these clients in portfolio construction and strategy optimisation across multiple asset classes and in an increasingly complex risk environment.”
Takai will be responsible for supporting growth in the region, including working with existing institutional clients to provide counsel on multi-asset class risk and portfolio management. He brings almost 12 years of risk management experience to this role. Prior to Axioma, Takai worked for RiskMetrics, where he managed product support and led pre-sales activity for their multi-asset class risk tools covering both Market and Credit risks.