Shiozumi steps back from fund management

Hideo Shiozumi, manager of Martin Currie Japan Equity, is set to retire from fund management at the end of this financial quarter.¬† Management of the company’s Japan Equity strategy will be brought in-house and headed up by Riko Mito, whereas it was outsourced to Shiozumi Asset Management prior.

Mito has worked for GAM Investments for the past eleven years, where she managed their Multi stock Japan Equity and Star Japan Leaders mandates, which she will now leave behind to join Martin Currie in August.  Shiozumi will continue on in an advisory capacity for a further year after he steps down from direct fund management.