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WisdomTree expands Japan management team


WisdomTree Investments has appointed Junichi Kamitsubo as Head of Sales of its subsidiary WisdomTree Japan KK. Kamitsubo will oversee WisdomTree Japan's sales and distribution initiatives, working closely with Jesper Koll (pictured), CEO of WisdomTree Japan. 

WisdomTree Japan also announced the appointment of Atsushi Yamamoto as Chief Compliance Officer of WisdomTree Japan. WisdomTree Japan KK is currently applying for requisite regulatory business registrations and hopes to commence its business in Japan later this year.  

Koll says: "Junichi Kamitsubo's distinguished track record and breadth of financial service and ETF industry experience marks an important hire for WisdomTree Japan. We look forward to the insight Junichi will bring to support the development of our Japan business."

Kamitsubo joins WisdomTree from BlackRock where he served as the Head of iShares Japan until 2014. Prior to his tenure with BlackRock, he held a range of positions within the financial services industry including Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities, Schroders Investment Management, Morgan Stanley Japan Securities and Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd. Kamitsubo comes to WisdomTree Japan with extensive relationships with Japanese institutions including banks, life insurers, pension funds and regional banks.

Kamitsubo holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's of Science, Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from Keio University. He recently completed the Executive Management Program from the University of Tokyo (EMP).

 "We are delighted to welcome a compliance professional of Atsushi Yamamoto's experience," says Koll. "He brings excellent knowledge of the regulatory framework in Japan and the region, which will be vital as WisdomTree Japan seeks to develop its business."

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