Taishi Kawakami

Senior Portfolio Advisor

As a Senior Portfolio Advisor, Taishi’s primary role involves working with the firm’s Asia-based clients on their alternative investment programs. He works closely with clients on portfolio construction, strategy allocation and ad-hoc projects requested to meet their specific investment objectives. Prior to joining Aksia in October 2015, Taishi worked at SMBC Nikko Securities where he performed research on hedge funds and alternative strategies. Prior to that, he held a number of research and investment roles including managing Japanese equity portfolios at Meiji Yasuda Asset Management, distributing fund of hedge fund and fund of mutual funds to institutional investors at Morgan Stanley, working as a Loan and Real Estate Analyst at Moore Strategic Value Partners, and trading global currencies and interest rate derivatives at JP Morgan. Taishi graduated from Kyoto University with a B.S. in Faculty of Engineering (Aeronautics and Astronautics). He is a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.

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