BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV), a leading global asset manager, announced today the expansion of its business activities in Japan. On February 1, 2017, Eaton Vance Asia Pacific, Ltd. (Eaton Vance Asia Pacific), an international subsidiary of Eaton Vance Management (EVM), opened a Tokyo-based representative office to provide relationship management and client service support to existing clients in Japan and other parts of Asia.
In January, Tetsuo Kushiya joined Eaton Vance Asia Pacific as Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, responsible for managing existing client and distribution partner relationships in Japan. In his role at Eaton Vance, Mr. Kushiya is partnering with investments teams and business development, consultant relations and relationship management professionals across the firm to support Japanese clients and distribution partners investing in floating-rate loans and other investment strategies. He reports to Robert White, President of Eaton Vance Management (International) Asia Pte, Ltd., EVM's Singapore affiliate.
Mr. Kushiya joined Eaton Vance Asia Pacific from Mizuho Securities Ltd. (Mizuho), where he was Director of the Alternative Fund Promotion Department, supporting the sale of investment strategies offered by third-party investment managers, including Eaton Vance's floating-rate loan strategy. He was previously Director of Global Products for Mizuho. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. Kushiya held positions with securities products marketing and corporate finance teams at the Industrial Bank of Japan and IBJ Securities before the merger forming Mizuho in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Hitotsubashi University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
"Mr. Kushiya will focus on developing strong relationships with clients and building internal partnerships to add value to existing client relationships and further enhance Eaton Vance's footprint in Asia," said Mr. White. "Eaton Vance expects to continue our Japanese expansion by filing for an Investment Agency and Advisory License and adding business development professionals over the next several years."
"Eaton Vance is a leader in managing floating-rate bank loan strategies for institutional clients in Japan. Among our other strategies, core fixed income, U.S. municipal fixed income, high yield, global macro, structured emerging markets and global equities have continued to experience demand from investors in the region," said TJ Halbertsma, Managing Director, Eaton Vance Management (International) Limited (EVMI) and head of sales and distribution outside of the United States. "Through our local Japanese partners, we have been serving clients in the Japanese institutional market since 2000."
In 2012, Eaton Vance opened an office in Singapore, its first in Asia. A growing private banking and asset management hub, Singapore continues to be an attractive base for Eaton Vance.
Eaton Vance (NYSE: EV), is a leading global asset manager whose history dates to 1924. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $363.7 billion in assets as of January 31, 2017, offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. The Company's long record of providing exemplary service, timely innovation and attractive returns through a variety of market conditions has made Eaton Vance the investment manager of choice for many of today's most discerning investors. For more information about Eaton Vance, visit eatonvance.com.
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