M&G has appointed Manabu Fujita as head of M&G Investments Japan, subject to regulatory approval.
Fujita will assume responsibility for M&G’s expanding operations in Japan, spearheading the growth of the M&G distribution franchise across institutional, pension and retail businesses in Japan. Based in Tokyo, he will report to M&G’s head of Asia Pacific, Loretta Ng.
Joining from Schroders Investment Management (Japan), where he served as head of sales, Fujita brings extensive experience, having held several senior positions across the firm, during his 15-year tenure, including head of institutional sales and business development. He also boasts prior experience with Invesco Asset Management and Nippon Life Group in Japan.
“Japan is an extremely important market to us, where there is strong investor appetite across public and private investments markets. Manabu Fujita’s appointment represents our dedication to Japan and the region. We are excited about the future direction of our business in Japan, with a sharp focus on growing our investment capabilities and distribution footprint, as well as deepening client relationships,” said Ng.
“M&G is regarded as a global leader across a variety of asset classes, and I look forward to being part of an innovative and impressive team and contribute (sic) to the continued success of the business. I am confident that M&G can provide meaningful investment solutions to our clients under very uncertain market environment,” said Fujita.