J.P. Morgan Hires Senior Economist, Hiroshi Ugai

May 02, 2016

Tokyo -J.P. Morgan announces today the appointment of Hiroshi Ugai as senior economist for our Economic Research Division as of May 1, 2016.

Ugai has built an illustrious 30 year career at the Bank of Japan where he was a Deputy-Director General. He served in many key areas of the Bank including the Monetary Affairs, Research and Statistics, International and the Financial System and Bank Examination Departments. Most recently, he was seconded to the School of International and Public Policy of the Hitotsubashi University as a professor of Asian Public Policy Program.

“We are pleased to welcome Ugai to our global team. Global investors look to us for in depth economic and policy analysis on Japan that is seamlessly integrated into our global effort. Ugai's experience and broad expertise will materially enhance this effort." said Bruce Kasman, Global Head of Economic Research, who leads a team of economists worldwide that set the firm’s economic and policy views.

“We are delighted to welcome Ugai to our research team. His view of the Japanese policy will further complement our multi-layered market and economic research platform. The appointment shows our continuing commitment to strengthen research franchise and offer the best to our clients in Japan and around the globe,” said Steve Rinoie, Senior Country Officer for Japan.

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