Japanese Job Report: Carlyle Loses, Jupiter Asset Management promotes, and Alphex Investments hires

September 7th, 2009
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In today’s job report, we look at several major movements at Japanese based teams of the Carlyle Group, Jupiter Asset Management and Alphex Investments. The first mover is Haruyasu Asakura who has resigned from the Carlyle Group. He had been a managing director in the private equity firm’s Tokyo office since 2001. Mr. Asakura had headed Carlyle’s Japan Growth Capital team. Prior to joining Carlyle, he co-founded Apax Globis Partners.

Jupiter Asset Management has recently announced an expanded role for one of its key portfolio managers as well as new a new hire. The firm announced that Ben Surtees took over the Jupiter Asian unit trust at the beginning of September. Mr. Surtees has been with the firm since 1997 and has managed the Jupiter Asia Pacific fund (Sicav) since 2005. He takes over the £46m fund from Philip Ehrmann, who will now focus his efforts principally on managing the firm’s Chinese equity investments.

Unrelated to Japan, on the hiring front, Jupiter Asset Management has named Philip Johnson its Chief Financial Officer. He will join its London office in October from Marshall Wace Asset Management where he was a finance director.

Finally, Masamitsu Ohki joined Japan-based hedge fund manager Alphex Investments Co. in early August. According to Bloomberg, Mr. Ohki was previously with Deutsche Securities. At Alphex, he will be an analyst and will cover Japanese non-manufacturing companies.
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Marshall Wace Asset Management
Related People: Ian Wace; Paul Marshall
Related Entities: Marshall Wace Eureka Fund; Marshall Wace GaweKal Asia Limited; Marshall Wace LLP; MW TOPS Limited
Related Article Tags: Multi-Strategy, Long Short, Equity, Debt and Global Macro Hedge Fund News; Hedge Fund Jobs, Hirings and Firings


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