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JPMAM taps BlackRock for Japan ETF specialist

JP Morgan Asset Management has appointed Yuki Kurogi as head of Japan Exchange-Traded Fund.

Yuki Kurogi is the latest addition and first Tokyo-based ETF specialist in the firm’s Apac ETF team. The team expansion underpins the strategic importance of Japan as a market for the business and demonstrates the firm’s commitment to enhancing its ETF offerings in the region, according to a statement by the US asset manager.

Kurogi (main picture) reports to Philippe El-Asmar, Apac head of ETF, direct & digital, JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM), and works closely with the Apac ETF team to grow the firm’s ETF product offerings across the region, as well as to cultivate and strengthen on-the-ground client relationships.

“ETF is a strategic priority for our global and regional business. Japan is the largest ETF market in Apac and represents immense growth potential,” said El-Asmar.

JPMAM’s global ETF suite features more than 110 product offerings with over $160bn in assets under management as of 1 March 2024.

With over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, Kurogi joins the team from BlackRock, where he served as financial institutional sales for ETF and index investments, responsible for client relationships, as well as planning and developing new ETF products. Before that, he worked in Nomura Securities’ fixed income team.

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