Eiji Sait to Leave JP Morgan Japan

Eiji Sait, Head of the Small and Mid-cap (SMID) Japan team within JP Morgan, is to leave his position after nearly two decades at the helm, to pursue a career in law. Sait has also been the lead manager named on the Japan Small Cap Growth & Income (JSGI) Investment Trust for the past six years, a role which he will pass to Miyako Urabe, current co-manager of the JP Morgan Japan Investment Trust. Urabe previously worked for Credit Suisse Securities before joining JP Morgan and helped run a number of open-ended Japanese funds.

Urabe will be supported on the trust by Nao Ozawa, who has been its co-manager since 2018 and Xuming Tao who now becomes co-manager. Michiko Sakai is also leaving to work for the firm’s Japanese Sustainable Investment team. There will be no changes to the trust’s dividend policy or Investment objective, as per the trust chair, Alexa Henderson.

19th January, 2022