Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has hired Ken Yajima as its chief executive for Japan. He will also serve as the representative director for ASI’s Japan business.
Based in Tokyo, Yajima succeeds Neil Slater, who will be moving to the firm’s headquarters in Edinburgh as the deputy head of private markets and global head of real estate. The moves will be effective from October.
Yajima joins ASI from Schroders, where he was most recently the head of distribution and a member of the board of directors at Schroders Japan. Previously, Yajima worked at JP Morgan for 15 years in various roles.
Commenting on Yajima’s appointment, Hugh Young, head of Asia Pacific said: “Japan is a strategic priority for Aberdeen Standard Investments.
“Ken brings deep insights into the Japanese asset management industry and a wealth of experience in distribution and business management, which will be critical to realising our ambition of delivering world-class investment capabilities to meet Japanese clients’ financial goals.”
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