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Tokio Marine’s Yoh moves to Janus Capital

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As Singapore ushers in the New Year, so a new chapter beckons for Hiroshi Yoh (pictured) who has decided to join one of the Lion City’s hedge fund managers, Janus Cap

As Singapore ushers in the New Year, so a new chapter beckons for Hiroshi Yoh (pictured) who has decided to join one of the Lion City’s hedge fund managers, Janus Capital. Yoh leaves his post as CEO and CIO of Tokio Marine Asset Management International Pte Ltd and will be based in Janus Capital’s Singapore office where he will report directly to co-CIO, Jonathan Coleman. Yoh has amassed some 22 years’ experience investing in Asia’s markets, acting as portfolio manager at Tokio Marine to its Tokio Marine Fund Far East Equity Portfolio and Nordea 1 Far Eastern Equity Fund. It is believed he will take over the portfolio management of Janus’ Asian funds, with additional US and UCITS funds apparently being lined up for him, according to Citywire Global. Yoh’s former deputy Lee Chiow Wei is understood to be taking over management of the Nordea fund. Commenting on his new role at Janus, Yoh was quoted as saying: ‘I firmly believe that Janus is well positioned to be one of the future leaders in Asian and global emerging markets, and I am excited for the opportunity to help Janus’ clients gain further access to these markets.” Coleman said that Yoh’s appointment would “significantly enhance” the firm’s local coverage in the region.

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