Last updated: 10:02 / Friday, 1 August 2014
Atsuhito Sakai hired

Guggenheim Partners Announces Launch of Representative Office in Japan

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Guggenheim Partners Announces Launch of Representative Office in Japan
  • Experienced banker Atsuhito Sakai hired to lead efforts

Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory firm, announced the official opening of its representative office in Tokyo, Japan.

Guggenheim Partners Japan Representative Office has been established in Tokyo, and will initially conduct market research activities. 

"We are honored to open our first office in Japan," said Mark Walter, Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to delivering innovative solutions and providing exceptional value to Japanese institutions and investors."

Guggenheim also announced the hiring of Atsuhito Sakai as Senior Managing Director and Guggenheim's Representative in Japan. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Sakai was Managing Director and Senior Banker for Corporate and Investment Banking at Societe Generale. He brings a wealth of experience in asset management, insurance, and capital markets.

"Guggenheim's history of performance across market cycles should resonate with many Japanese institutional investors including banks, insurance companies, pensions, and financial intermediaries," said Mr. Sakai. "I am very pleased to join Guggenheim Partners and to lead our efforts in establishing Guggenheim's presence in Japan."

Added Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer, "Guggenheim has been very deliberate in how we approach our global expansion. In this regard, we believe our full complement of investment capabilities is ideally suited for a Japanese market. Guggenheim is committed to Japan and to delivering long-term value to all of our clients."

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