J.P. Morgan Hires Chief Japan Equity Strategist, Ryota Sakagami

Aug 17, 2016

Tokyo -J.P. Morgan announces today the appointment of Ryota Sakagami as chief Japan equity strategist for our Equity Research Division as of August 17, 2016.

Sakagami joined J.P. Morgan from SMBC Nikko Securities where he was a chief equity strategist since 2011. He was the top ranked strategist in the Nikkei Veritas Analyst Ranking for three consecutive years from 2014 to 2016 and was the top strategist in the Institutional Investor Ranking for the past two years. Prior to joining SMBC Nikko, he built his career at Nomura Securities assuming economist and strategist roles.

“We are pleased to welcome top-ranked equity strategist, Sakagami, to our team. His style of providing valuable investment ideas and strategic directions derived from his own data-driven analysis in a timely manner has been evaluated highly by investors around the world. With the addition of Sakagami, our research platform will be firmly cemented, allowing us to continue providing value-added service to our clients,” said Hisashi Moriyama, Head of Japan Equity Research.

“J.P. Morgan’s equity research has a solid global network with senior analysts covering more than 3,700 companies globally,” said Sunil Garg, Head of International Equity Research in Asia and EMEA. “We are delighted to have a top-ranked equity strategist in Japan and will continue focusing on delivering the best research to our clients in Japan and around the globe.”

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