Axioma Opens Tokyo Office Amid Increased Client Demand

Kiichi Takai will join the firm's Tokyo office as a consultant.

Tokyo skyline

The new office, based in Tokyo, is Axioma's third location in the region after its Hong Kong and Singapore sites, an Axioma spokesperson tells WatersTechnology. It will support domestic institutional investors with equity portfolio construction solutions.

"The prolonged period of low-yield following multiple [quantitative easing] programs have forced many institutional asset owners up the risk curve and across new and alternative asset classes. This, in turn, has increased demand for innovative