6 December 2021.
Accomplished institutional relationship manager with ESG expertise, Satoko Asai joins our distribution team.
Satoko has over 15 years’ experience in institutional sales, equity investment analysis and ESG investing in Japan, predominantly growing equity investment revenue. She recently led the development of Schroder Investment Management’s global product offering, and was previously the head of Japanese equities at Daiwa Capital Markets Australia.
Satoko holds a Masters and Bachelor in Engineering (Environmental & Ocean) from the University of Tokyo and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Satoko joins U Ethical at a pivotal time as the fund manager expands further into wealth management and institutional markets. She will take her financial and ESG expertise to seek new opportunities for U Ethical.
Director – distribution David Brennan commented on the appointment noting that Satoko’s breadth of knowledge across investment and ESG made her a very appealing candidate.
“Amid the increasingly complex and competitive responsible investment (RI) landscape, Satoko understands and is passionate about ESG risk management and what this means for investors. Satoko is engaged in the latest RI issues, and has recently led a thought leadership project on ESG investing.
“This, combined with her impressive record of relationship management, means she is an excellent addition to the growing U Ethical team – set to help clients invest with purpose,” David said.