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Professional Representation and Support for Asset Management Firms looking to engage with Japan and Asian-based Allocators and Distribution Networks

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SIG was established in 2002 in Tokyo and in 2008, opened a satellite office in Singapore.

The firm employs 8 people in key Asian markets.

Staffed by experienced financial professionals who have run businesses in Asia and with deep and long standing connections in its major markets.

Clients include major household Asset Management names, middle-tier firms and boutique firms.

In the main from the USA, Europe and also Japan.

The founders of the firm are Andrew Kerhsaw (based in Singapore) and Eiichi Hayashi (based in Japan).

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SIG's provides a user-friendly and proactive service in partnering asset management fund clients who wish to raise assets from investors in Asia and/or build distribution channels through major international or

locally established firms.

Traditionally, SIG has worked mainly in the

long only space and liquid alternative strategies.

Assets raised in the long only space exceeds

USD 5 billion in the long only space and over

USD 2 billion in alternatives.

SIG has a regulated presence in its core markets or works with a local partner who ensure that investor contact is in compliance with local regulations.

Typically for asset manager firms that want a committed and target-driven relationship,

SIG will work on a retainer basis.


Our contacts span the universe of investment institutions, pension managers, wealth managers, private banks, family offices, independent asset managers and consultants.




The Team


21 years experience in Japan's financial markets including country head and chief representative roles

Investment banking, debt markets, structured finance and commercial banking experience, ANZ, ING Baring, Commonwealth and Standard Chartered until founding the forerunner to SIG in 2002

Broad-based contacts in the financial markets and major corporations

Fluent Japanese speaker

Now based in Singapore


20 years of broad financial sector experience at Cigna, Schroder Securities and Chiyoda Line

Consultant to major blue chip foreign and domestic companies - MTFG, Schlumberger

A member of an exclusive club of Japanese CFAs and possesses Japanese Securities qualifications

Intimate knowledge of domestic financial institutions


Business Development Manager

15 years experience in Finance  including a middle management role in a Japanese-listed financial business. 


Japan equity long short funds operation experience

A track record of closing business with Japanese and Korean financial institutions

Fluent in Japanese, Korean and English


20 years in Japan with extensive buy and sell side experience, latterly as country head and CIO of Japan Hedge Fund allocation for a prominent multi-family office

7 years in Hong Kong as Partner and CEO of award-winning asset management group, specializing in early stage investment into Asian Hedge Fund strategies

7 years in Hong Kong as Partner and CEO of award-winning asset management group, specializing in early stage investment into Asian Hedge Fund strategies

CV includes Henderson Group, Ajia Partners and Adamas Capital Partners

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