Asset manager opens office in Japan

Allspring Global Investments has opened an office in Japan “to further enhance the service and support offered to local partners and their clients in this important market,” reports our sister publication, International Adviser.

Allspring Global Investments (Japan) will be led by Akira Hosoda, who joins as Japan representative and country head.

Hosoda joins Nissay Asset Management, where he served as Executive Director of Management responsible for product development and the introduction of overseas investment capabilities in Japan.
The office will be supported by US-based staff led by Ludger Peters, Satomi Matsumoto and Chihiro Seko.

Andy Sowerby, Head of International Distribution at Allspring Global Investments, said: “Japan is an extremely important market for Allspring, where we have developed many strong business relationships over the years.

“The opening of our new office, along with the appointment of Akira Hosoda, once again demonstrates our commitment to supporting and serving our customers in the region. We are delighted to welcome Akira Hosoda to Allspring, as he brings with him a wealth of industry experience and expertise that will add great value to our customers and our business.

Jose C. Birney