Whiz Partners Inc.

Team

Team with experience and expertise

“Whizzo” specialists with proven track records have got together to form Whiz Partners Inc. By uniting its members’ experience and expertise, Whiz Partners will develop and implement innovative, feasible investment strategies.

Investment Team

Matsumura

Atsushi MatsumuraPresident & CEO, Member of the Board

2021
President & CEO Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2010
Founder, Whiz Partners Inc.
2008
Representative Director, Quiet Partners Inc.
2003
Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Nomura International Plc.
1986
Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.

Iino

Satoru IinoCOO and Co-CIO, Member of the Board

2021
Member of the board, COO, Co-CIO Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2015
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer Whiz Partners Inc.
2010
Managing Director, Whiz Partners, Inc.
2004
Board Member, CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.
2000
CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.
1989
Hitachi, Ltd.

Fujisawa

Tomoyuki FujisawaCIO and Co-COO, Member of the Board

2021
Member of the board, CIO, Co-COO Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2012
Managing Director, Whiz Partners Inc.
2011
Senior Director, Research Alliance Office, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.(“Takeda”)
2008
Senior Director, Global Licensing and Business Development, Takeda
2005
Senior Manager , Global Licensing and Business Development, Takeda
2002
Manger, Scientific Evaluation, Takeda Venture Inc. (USA)
1992
Researcher, Pharmaceutical Research Division, Takeda

Takeda

Hiroshi TakedaManaging Director

2021
Managing Director, Whiz Partners Inc.(to present)
2016
Director, Whiz Partners Inc.
2014
Manager, REANDA INTERNATIONAL LLKG
2011
Mirai Consulting Inc.
2009
Executive Officer, RH Traveler Corp.
2007
CEO, Asian Eight Corp.
2007
Head of business strategy division, Red Horse Corporation
2000
Takihyo Co., Ltd.

Kada

Shinya KadaManaging Director

2021
Managing Director, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2021
Chairman, Tokai Tokyo Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
2019
President, Tokai Tokyo Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2018
Executive operating officer, Tokai Tokyo Securities Co., Ltd.
2016
Member of the board, CIO of All Nippon Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2015
Advisor, Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, Co., Ltd.
2013
Member of the board, CIO of MUFJ Asset Management co.,Ltd.
2011
Vice President, The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Investment Technology Institute
2007
Executive Officer of Bond Department and Asset Management Department Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
2002
Director of Asset Management, UFJ Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
1980
Toyo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. New York branch, London Subsidiaries

Hasegawa

Yuki HasegawaPh.D. Head of Healthcare Investment

2021
Head of Healthcare Investment, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2019
Director, Whiz Partners Inc.
2016
Associate Director, Whiz Partners Inc.
2014
Researcher , Asahi KASEI
2013
Deputy Team Leader, Center for Life Science Technologies,RIKEN
2010
Research Scientist, Omics Science Center, RIKEN, Visiting Assistant Professor, YCU
2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, Omics Science Center,RIKEN
2007
Researcher, Genome Science Center, RIKEN

Suzuki

Takahiro SuzukiPh.D. Director

2022
Director, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2022
Visiting Senior Scientist, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (to present)
2019
Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medical Life Science, Yokohama City University (to present)
2019
Senior Research Scientist, RIKEN  Integrative Medical Sciences
2012
Research Scientist, RIKEN Omics Science Center
2009
Research Fellow, RIKEN Omics Science center
2003
Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Senior Master Sergeant

Yokota

Eri YokotaPR/IR

2021
PR/IR, Whiz Partners Inc.
2016
Associate, Whiz Partners Inc.
2005
SP/ PR Manager, Cold Stone Creamery Japan
2003
Investment Associate, Kiacon Inc.
2001
Sales Associate, Nomura Scurities Co, Ltd.

Member of The Board

Ando

Toshio AndoChairman, Member of the board

2021
Chairman, Member of the board (to present)
2011
Founder, Whiz Partners Inc.
2006
Chairman, Japan Securities Dealers Association Adviser, Nomura Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
2003
Chairman, The Investment Trusts Association, Japan
2002
Chairman and Representative Executive Officer, Nomura Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
2001
Director and Member of the Board, Nomura Holdings, Inc.
2000
Executive Managing Director, Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.

Global Fixed Income Team

Iwami

Naoki IwamiCIO of Global fixed Income Investment

2013
CIO of Global fixed Income Investment, Whiz Parters Inc. (to present)
2012
Managing Director, Millennium Capital Management Asia Ltd.
2011
Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Tokyo Branch
2002
Chief Investment Officer, Nomura Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
1998
Member of Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee, The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
1992
Head of USA Fixed Income Investment, The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
1981
The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.

Fujioto

Hiroshi FujiotoManaging Director

2017
Managing Director, Whiz Partners Inc.(to present)
2008
Executive Portfolio Manager, DIAM Co.,Ltd.
1998
Head of currency options, The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
1983
The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.

Transaction Management

Tatsuya YamadaGeneral manager transaction management division

2021
General manager transaction management division (to present)
2014
Director, Whiz Partners Inc.
2012
Associate Director, Whiz Partners Inc.
2010
Associate, Whiz Partners Inc.
2009
Joined CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.
2008
Joined CSK Institute for Sustainability, Ltd.
2004
Manager, Medical Project Department, Link Consulting Associates Japan Corporation
2003
Joined Link Consulting Associates Japan Corporation

Compliance

Kitagawa

Kenji KitagawaChief Compliance Officer, Member of the Board

2022
Chief Compliance Officer, Whiz Partners Inc.
2014
Senior Managing Director, Head of Corporate Division, Head of Risk Management Division, Chief Risk Officer, Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2013
Senior Managing Director, Head of Corporate Division, Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2010
Chief Compliance Officer, Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2009
Head of Legal & Compliance Dept. Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2007
Legal & Compliance Dept. Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
1995
Manager, Corporate Planning Dept. Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
1988
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law
1984
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

Administration

Kajimoto

Junichi KajimotoFounder, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Board

2010
Chief Financial Officer, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2004
Member of the Board, Quiet Partners Inc.
2000
Accounting General, Administration Department, Faith, Inc.
1995
Toshiba Plant Kensetsu Co., Ltd. (current Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation)

Takashi YamaguchiGeneral Manager, Administration dept.

2021
General Manager, Administration dept. Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2011
Administration Manager, Whiz Partners Inc.
2010
General Manager, Administration dept. CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.
1997
Legal Manager, Administration Development dept. CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.
1995
Investment Development dept. CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.

Yamauchi

Takeshi YamauchiAdministration Manager

2021
Administration Manager, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2016
Head of Administration group, Asset Management One Co.,Ltd.
2015
Senior Executive Officer, Deputy Head of Planning Group, Mizuho Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2010
Executive officer, General Manager of HR Department, Mizuho Asset Management Co., Ltd
2007
General Manager of Investment risk management Department, Mizuho Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2006
General Manager of Compliance Department, Daiichi Kangyo Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
2004
General Manager of Investment Planning Department, Daiichi Kangyo Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
1987
Equity Analyst, Portfolio manager, Asahi Investment Trust Management Co.,Ltd.

Nishida

Tomoko NishidaAccounting Manager

2010
Accounting Manager, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2004
CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.

Mizusawa

Noriko MizusawaSecretary Manager

2010
Secretary Manager, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2002
Manager, Enright Real Estate Co., Japan Ltd.

Auditor

Tetsuya KawakamiFull-time Auditor

2015
Auditor, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2011
President of Industry-Academia Joint Committee on Highly Qualified Human Resources in Finance
2009
Visiting Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Business Strategic Studies
2009
Auditor – Secretary of the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management
2007
Principal of Panasonic Accounting University Kansai Economic Federation councilor
2007
CFO Association Japan director
2006
Executive Vice President of Matsushita Electric Industrial Company Ltd.(current Panasonic Corporation )

Takashi EjiriAuditor

2017
Senior Partner, ITN Partners (to present)
2015
Member of the board, Whiz Partners (to present)
2007
Founding Partner, Nishimura Asahi LPC
2005
Auditor of The SBI Children’s Hope Foundation
1995
Secretary General of Inter-Pacific Bar Association
1986
Japan Federation of Bar Associations (served as Vice-Chairman, International Relations Committee)
1977
Establish Masuda and Ejiri Law Office
1969
Certified as an attorney

Tatsuya NakajimaAuditor (Certified Public Accountant)

2021
Auditor, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2020
Auditor CBC Co.,Ltd. (to present)
2020
President, Tatsuya Nakajima CPA Office (to present)
2016
Serve concurrently in Audit & Assurance Services Division, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC and Internal Audit Office, Deloitte Tohmatsu LLC
2007
Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
1995
Registration of Certified Public Accountant
1990
Joined to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC

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①次の全てに該当すること
(ⅰ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、純資産の合計額が3億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅱ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、投資性のある金融資産の合計額が3億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅲ)最初に申出に係る契約の種類に属する契約を締結した日から1年を経過していること。

②次のいずれかに該当し、かつ、①(ⅲ)に該当すること
(ⅰ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、純資産の合計額が5億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅱ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、投資性のある金融資産の合計額が5億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅲ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、前年の収入が1億円以上と見込まれること。

③承諾日前1年間における1月当たりの証券・デリバティブに関する取引契約等の平均的な契約の件数が4件以上である場合において、①(ⅰ)又は(ⅱ)に該当し、かつ、①(ⅲ)に該当すること
※既に③の規定の適用を受けて特定投資家となった者は、その後、1月当たりの証券・デリバティブに関する取引契約等の平均的な契約の件数が4件以上である場合に該当しない場合であっても、その知識及び経験に照らして適当であるときは、当該件数が4件以上である場合に該当するものとみなす。

④特定の知識経験を有する者で、次のいずれかに該当し、かつ、①(ⅲ)に該当すること
(ⅰ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、純資産の合計額が1億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅱ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、投資性のある金融資産の合計額が1億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅲ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、前年の収入が1千万円以上と見込まれること。

※「特定の知識経験を有する者」は、次のいずれかに該当する者
(ア)金融業に係る業務に従事した期間が通算して1年以上の者
(イ)経済学又は経営学の教員職・研究職にあった期間が通算して1年以上の者
(ウ)証券アナリスト、証券外務員(1種・2種)、1級・2級ファイナンシャル・プランニング技能士又は中小企業診断士のいずれかに該当し、その実務に従事した期間が通算して1年以上の者
(エ)経営コンサルタント業に係る業務に従事した期間が通算して1年以上の者その他の者であって、(ア)~(ウ)の者と同等以上の知識及び経験を有するもの