Neuberger Berman Appoints Former Japanese FSA Commissioner As Senior Advisor For East Asia
Alexander Samuelson, Neuberger Berman, 212.476.5392, Alexander.Samuelson@nb.com
NEW YORK and TOKYO, March 6, 2013 –Neuberger Berman, one of the world's leading employee controlled asset managers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hirofumi Gomi, former commissioner of the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan, as executive adviser of its East Asian operations, effective March 1.
Mr. Gomi, based in Tokyo, is currently chairman of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Research Institute Co., Ltd., where he will consult to Neuberger Berman on the East Asian regulatory environment, financial administration, capital markets and corporate governance. In 1998, he was instrumental in the formation of the Financial Supervisory Agency, currently the Financial Services Agency ("FSA"). Since the establishment of the FSA, Mr. Gomi assumed several senior positions within the organization, including serving as commissioner between 2004 and 2007, and played a key role in developing Japan's financial market regulations.
"We are delighted to further strengthen our expanding presence in Japan and Korea, by incorporating Gomi-san's profound insights and thought leadership based on his long and impressive career," said Ryo Ohira, Tokyo-based managing director and head of Neuberger Berman's East Asian operations.
Mr. Gomi is a graduate of The University of Tokyo and holds his Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School.
Neuberger Berman East Asia, which includes Japan and Korea, employs 22 people and $5 billion in assets are managed by Neuberger Berman for institutional investors in the region as of December 31, 2012.
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