Fulcrum Asset Management appoints Japan head

Fulcrum Asset Management (Fulcrum) has appointed Tetsuaki Take as Head of Fulcrum Japan, working closely with Fulcrum’s senior adviser in Japan, Akio Ohtsuka.

Take will be responsible for enhancing Fulcrum’s presence in the Japanese market and building on the company’s strong relationship with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd (SuMi), Japan’s largest trust bank, with whom Fulcrum recently partnered to launch the Real Assets Optimal Fund.

Prior to joining Fulcrum, Take was an investment director at SuMi TRUST. He has also worked as a product specialist for Allianz Global Investors and was a portfolio manager for UBS Global Asset Management. Tetsuaki has also held roles at Fidelity Investments and Morgan Stanley Asset Management.

Commenting on the appointment, Matthew Wright, Head of Distribution at Fulcrum, says: “Japan is a mature and dynamic market which Fulcrum has admired for many years. Our strong relationship with SuMi most recently resulted in the launch in May 2020 of a bespoke liquid and illiquid real assets solution for SuMi’s pension fund clients, managed by Fulcrum’s Alternative Strategies team, led by Matthew Roberts.

“The appointment of Tetsuaki, working closely with Akio Ohtsuka, highlights our strong commitment to SuMi and the Japanese investment market and will enable Fulcrum to move forward confidently with a dedicated local presence.”