At Asset Management One International Ltd. (AMOI) we are pleased to announce the appointment of Gianni Casella as Chief Investment Officer. Gianni succeeds Eiichi Watatani, who having been based in London for the past five years, has now completed his assignment and will return to Tokyo.
Gianni will move into his new role from his current position at AMOI as Head of Fixed Income on the 1st December, subject to regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He has over 25 years of industry experience, all gathered within The Mizuho Financial Group. He began his career as a Fixed Income Sales Executive at Mizuho International, before moving into the Fixed Income investment team of AMOI’s previous entity DIAM International.
Gianni’s knowledge of the business and understanding of the industry will be a vital asset as AMOI seeks to develop its presence in the EMEA market. As part of this ongoing strategy the Business Development Team has grown during this year, following the arrival of Andrea Favaloro as Head of Business Development, EMEA. We now look forward to strengthening our investment capabilities and expanding our distribution for the benefit of our clients.
Mr. Toru Yoshibe, Chief Executive Officer commented:
‘We are pleased with the appointment of Gianni Casella as Chief Investment Officer to lead the team in London. With a long serving career at the firm, he will add further regional flavour to the Asset Management One Group as we plan to expand our global presence and enhance our investment proposition for global and regional investors’.
Background on the firm
Asset Management One Co., Ltd (AMO) is the second largest asset managers in Japan with USD 512bn AUM* and 300 investment professionals. AMO has a leading position amongst both institutional and retail clients in Japan. Headquartered in Tokyo and providing investment strategies to some of the world’s largest institutional investors, Asset Management One has a global network of subsidiary offices across London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Asset Management One International Ltd., the London based subsidiary, is responsible for the servicing of institutional clients throughout the EMEA region. Asset Management One International offers an extensive range of investment strategies and solutions available in a range of structures including a UCITS Fund or bespoke mandates, many of which are award winning, to sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, financial institutions and other large institutional and corporate investors in EMEA.
*as at 30th September 2020
Asset Management One International Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This article is targeted at Professional Investors only.
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