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Tokio Marine grows its Business Development team further with appointment of Jonathan Taylor

Monday, October 26, 2009
Opalesque Industry Updates - Appointment of Mr. Taylor underlines the firm's continued growth and steadfast performance in the European market.

Tokio Marine Asset Management (London) Limited (“TMA London”), the Japanese and Asian equities specialist, announced today a further appointment in Jonathan Taylor as Associate Vice President, Business Development.

As a member of this expanding team, Mr. Taylor will report to Yuichi Takayama, CEO and Head of Business Development. His primary responsibility within the company will be institutional sales and marketing in the UK and Europe, focusing on consultants and pension funds in particular.

Mr. Taylor was previously a fund manager at Sanlam Multi-Manager International, the active investing multi-management business, where he was responsible for co-managing the fixed income portfolios. Prior to this, he worked as an associate investment consultant at Lane Clark & Peacock, where he assisted in every aspect of investment consulting.

Commenting on the appointment, Yuichi "Alex" Takayama, CEO of TMA London, said:“We are very pleased to welcome such a high-calibre professional as Jonathan to Tokio Marine Asset Management. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in fund management and investment consulting in the European market, which will be invaluable to TMA London. We look forward to Jonathan helping us maintain our success in the region.”

Jonathan Taylor added: “TMA already has a reputation as a specialist active manager in Asia. As the firm continues its expansion in Europe, I intend to use my years of fund management experience to build on the firm's already excellent name as a first-class provider of Japanese and Asian investment opportunities.”

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Tokio Marine Asset Management (London) Limited is the European subsidiary of Tokio Marine Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“TMA”), whose parent company is Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co, Ltd., one of the largest non-life insurance companies in Japan.

TMA has been managing assets on behalf of its global client base since 1985 and employs over 200 people in Tokyo, Singapore, London and New York. TMA currently manages approximately USD$48bn (as of 30th June 2009), and is one of the largest discretionary investment management firms in Japan in terms of Japanese discretionary pension fund assets under management.


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