Symphony Financial Partners, an institutional asset manager in Singapore, has secured the services of industry veteran Hiroyuki Abe as its newest Head of Business Development, per a company statement.
In his new role Mr. Abe will be based out of Tokyo. He will be reporting to Symphony’s co-founders David Baran and Kazuhiko Shibata – his mandate will be to help steer and develop the group’s growth strategy, whilst managing key client relationships globally.
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He will be stepping into the new role only in May 2017. Mr. Abe joins Symphony from Goldman Sachs, having worked for over seventeen years at the lender in a variety of capital markets-focused roles. This included positions as its Vice President of Prime Brokerage Sales and Capital Introduction, taking a central role in prime brokerage sales for global institutional investors and start-up hedge funds in Asia.
According to Mr. Baran in a statement on the appointment: “We have known Hiroyuki for many years and are thrilled he is joining the team. We are confident of the added value he will bring to clients given the breadth of his experience, strategic thinking and insight. These skills, combined with the investment strengths of Symphony and our deep knowledge of the Japan market, will help ensure that we remain at the forefront of the industry in the years ahead.”
“I am a strong believer in Symphony Financial Partners’ long-term value approach of being an engaged investor and partnering with management to close the valuation gap for high-potential Japanese companies, which are often overlooked. I look forward to working with the team to pursue new opportunities for clients and portfolio companies alike,” added Mr. Abe.