T Rowe Price hires two in Japan

HiredUS-based asset manager T Rowe Price has hired two veterans of the Japanese asset management industry. Kuniaki Doi, formerly head of the third-party distribution team at Goldman Sachs, joins as head of the retail business. Yasuo Miyajima, formerly of Prudential Investment Management Japan, takes responsibility for institution investors. Naoyuki Honda, head of the Japan business at T Rowe Price, described the two new employees as “seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the industry”. In a statement, the company said the appointments highlighted its commitment to strengthening its presence in Japan. Based in Baltimore, T Rowe Price had $904 billion under management at the end of June. ©2017 funds global asia

Executive Interviews

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Roundtables

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