AlfaSec opens Tokyo office

04 March 2014   Category: News, Asia, Japan   By Asia Asset Management

AlfaSec Advisors, a specialist advisory firm in securities services and financial services, has announced the opening of its Tokyo office and the appointment of Kyoichi Murakawa as chief representative, Japan, effective March 3.

As the firm continues to grow and to service its Japanese customer base, opening a Tokyo office highlights its commitment to this strategically important market and the growing focus on cross-border investment activity from Japan. 

Mr. Murakawa will be based in Tokyo and fully dedicated to covering the Japanese market.

Founders Roger Harrold, Philippe Metoudi and Giles Elliott in a joint statement said: "We are delighted to welcome Murakawa-san to AlfaSec. He brings to our firm a deep knowledge of the Japanese market and securities industry. We look forward to working with him to further enhance our presence in the Asia Pacific region, where we see significant evolution and growth potential.

Prior to joining AlfaSec Advisors, Mr. Murakawa held senior positions at Clearstream Banking Japan, Deutsche Bank, and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co in the transaction banking business area, where he successfully introduced numerous new products to the Japanese market.