T Rowe Price has appointed Naoyuki Honda as its country head for Japan.
Mr Honda will join T Rowe Price in early May, leading the firm’s business in Japan.
“[Mr Honda] is a seasoned veteran with over 30 years in financial industries, including investment management, institutional business and wealth management business,” T Rowe Price head of global investment services, Asia Pacific, Scott Keller said.
Mr Keller said Mr Honda brings with him significant knowledge and experience within the Japanese investment management marketplace.
“His strong leadership track record in building and maintaining client relationships is exactly what we need to bring our investment expertise and services to a growing number of institutional and intermediary clients in Japan,” he said.
Mr Honda joins the firm from Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley PB Securities where he served as managing director, chief product officer and head of marketing and product development. He has held previous positions at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Japan and Goldman Sachs.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Honda said, “I am greatly honoured to be joining T Rowe Price and look forward to helping deepen and expand the business in Japan.”