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Chairman & CEO Takeshi Shinoda

Chairman & CEOTakeshi Shinoda

  • April 2007 – Present
  • Graduated with a degree in Economics from Keio University in 1985. Takeshi began his career in financial accounting at Komatsu Ltd, a leading Japanese manufacturing corporation. Driven by the opportunity to gain international experience Takeshi joined Nikko Securities, working at their Tokyo Headquarters. Two years after joining the firm, he transferred to the New York office where he worked for the next seven years as a Forex Dealer and Corporate Treasurer. When Japan’s “bubble economy” burst, Japanese financial firms began withdrawing from overseas business but Takeshi continued to be motivated to gain experience in various international financial firms. This led him to roles at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, where he was Director and Head of Equity Finance for Asia; ING Barings, where he was Director and Head of Equity Finance for Asia Pacific; and BNP Paribas, where he was Managing Director and Head of Japanese Equities and Equity Derivatives. In 2007, he founded Aristagora Advisors and has since served as CEO. He is also President & CEO of T&R Holdings. In 2017 Takeshi was included in the Japan Times 100 Next-Era Leaders in Asia. In collaboration with a Swiss Private Bank, he also authored “The Lies and Truths about Private Banks” (published in 2017).

Managing Director Tetsuo Miyake

Managing DirectorTetsuo Miyake

  • April 2007 – Present
  • Bachelor’s in Corporate Finance from Rikkyo University, Tokyo (1985)
  • Worked in Sales, Trading, and Planning Division at Nikko Securities and Nikko Securities, New York
  • Head of Credit Trading at Nikko Salomon Smith Barney Securities
  • Head of Trading at Tokai International Securities (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities)
  • Certified Financial Planner of the Japan Association for Financial Planners

Managing DirectorTetsuo Shioda

Managing Director Noriyuki Yamanouchi

Managing DirectorNoriyuki Yamanouchi

  • March 2020 – Present
  • Graduated from UCLA in 2006 and joined Japanese company Hikari Tsushin where he became the youngest director and played a key role in various initial M&A transactions. Thereafter served as director for several listed companies such as Crayfish, LSI Japan, EMCOM Capital and OPTROM and led numerous M&A transactions.

AuditorAtsuyuki Hoshi


Sales Division

Head of Sales Division Noriyuki Yamanouchi

Head of Sales DivisionNoriyuki Yamanouchi

Lawrence Holdron

Sales DepartmentLawrence Holdron

Hirokatsu Takada

Sales DepartmentHirokatsu Takada

Mikio Takai

Executive AdvisorMikio Takai

Corporate Finance Division

Yuing Zhang

 Yuing Zhang

Jing Peng

 Jing Peng

Jun Matsushita

Executive AdvisorJun Matsushita

Executive AdvisorTakao Shinozaki

Executive AdvisorGoro Suzuki

Asset Management Division

Lawrence Holdron

Head of Investment DepartmentLawrence Holdron

Mael Pidjou

Investment DepartmentMael Pidjou

Diwei Shi

Investment DepartmentDiwei Shi

Chizue Yamane

Executive AdvisorChizue Yamane

Operation Division

Tetsuo Miyake

Head of Operation DivisionTetsuo Miyake

Hiroshi Takayama

Head of Operation DepartmentHiroshi Takayama

Haijiao Bi

 Haijiao Bi

Chihiro Aida

Operation DepartmentChihiro Aida

Management Team

Takeshi Shinoda

Group CEOTakeshi Shinoda

Miho Iwakura

 Miho Iwakura

Sumiko Okamura

 Sumiko Okamura

Senior Advisor

Toshio Yokoyama

 Toshio Yokoyama

Tetsuo Yamazaki

 Tetsuo Yamazaki

 Kotaro Yamazawa