US-headquartered investment management firm Brown Advisory has opened an office in Japan, as part of its efforts to expand its footprint in Asia Pacific.
The independent, privately held firm’s operations in Japan will be led by Toshiyuki Murasawa, Brown Advisory said in an announcement on Tuesday.
Murasawa has over 25 years of experience in financial services and joins from Credit Suisse Asset Management.
Brown Advisory has already won equity mandates in Japan for its US Flexible Equity strategy, its US Large-Cap Sustainable Growth strategy and its Global Leaders strategy for equities. The firm, which has had a presence in Japan since 2009, is now partnering with Japan’s Nissay Asset Management and Asset Management One on two of their equity strategies.
Going forward, Brown Advisory will continue to look for other well-respected partners to give exposure to their equity and fixed income solutions, it said.
As of 31 March, the firm was responsible for approximately $130.7bn in assets for private and institutional clients and charities.