Muzinich & Co has hired Akihiro Hayashi as country head for Japan and Tokio Morita as senior adviser.
Hayashi joins from Barings Japan, where he spent eight years as a member of institutional sales.
“I am very pleased to be spearheading Muzinich’s efforts in Japan”, said Hayashi. “The firm has a robust ethos of working in partnership with its clients in developing specific solutions based on individual requirements. This resonates well with Japan’s institutional and retail investor base and I’m looking forward to showcasing the firm’s strong skillset across public and private markets.”
Morita has spent over 36 years at the Ministry of Finance and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) in a variety of roles, most recently as vice minister for international affairs at the FSA.
“I am looking forward to joining the Muzinich team as the firm continues to broaden its client outreach into the Japanese market,” said Morita. “I believe Muzinich’s longevity in credit markets and dedicated focus on preserving client capital will deeply resonate with the Japanese investor base”.