Taishi Kawakami

Managing Director, Portfolio Advisory

Taishi is a Managing Director on the Portfolio Advisory team and has over 21 years of experience in alternatives investments. He is responsible for alternative investment programs in Asia and focuses on portfolio construction and manager selection, providing customized investment recommendations and regular portfolio updates across alternative investment programs. Prior to joining Aksia in 2015, Taishi worked at SMBC Nikko Securities. Before that, he held a number of research and investment roles including managing Japanese equity portfolios at Meiji Yasuda Asset Management, Morgan Stanley, Moore Strategic Value Partners and JP Morgan Chase and Co.

Taishi graduated from Kyoto University with a BS in Faculty of Engineering (Aeronautics and Astronautics). He is a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan