Instinet Japan Limited has appointed Takeshi Murakami as President and Tokyo Branch Manager.
Murakami-san joins the firm from Schroder Investment Management (Japan) Limited where he spent seven years in a variety of positions. Most recently he was Director, Pension Account Management and Client Services. He has a distinguished career spanning nearly 40 years and has held senior positions on both the buy- and sell-side. Prior to Schroder Investment Management, he served as Schroder Securities’ Tokyo Branch Manager for seven years. Murakami-san started his career at Sanyo Securities where he was a pioneer in selling Japanese equities to foreign institutions.
Murakami-san will report to Tony Mackay. Tony retains the role of CEO of Instinet Japan Limited while assuming the position of Head of International Equities, Instinet Europe Limited in London.
Commenting on the appointment Tony Mackay said, “Murakami-san is an important addition to the company and his appointment will contribute to the continuing growth of our Japanese business. Strong client relationships have always been the key to our success and Murakami-san’s extensive experience, particularly in his most recent position, will be instrumental in ensuring that Instinet Japan maintains and strengthens its offering to our existing and future clients.”