Standard Life Investments

Press Release

Standard Life Investments Grows Japan Team

21  June  2016

Standard Life Investments, the global asset manager, today announces that Mitsuo Ohara has been appointed as the Head of Institutional Sales – Japan, based in Tokyo.

In this newly created role, Mitsuo is responsible for developing and broadening key relationships across the financial institutions, pensions and consultant segments in Japan for Standard Life Investments. Mitsuo reports to Neil Slater, CEO and Representative Director of Standard Life Investments in Japan.

Mitsuo brings more than 30 years of experience in asset management and banking to the currently 11-strong Japan team, with a track record of institutional business development and client servicing in Japan. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, he was the Head of Sales and Client Services with Northern Trust Global Investment in Japan.

Standard Life Investments is strongly committed to developing a long-term business in Japan. Mitsuo’s appointment follows the recent opening of a Japan office after the company received an Investment Advisory & Agency License from the Financial Services Agency in the country.

Neil Slater, CEO and Representative Director of Standard Life Investments Japan, said,


"Japan presents exciting growth opportunities for our business. Mitsuo’s breadth and depth of asset management experience and strong network will be invaluable to our team, as we strive to develop closer relationships and a stronger understanding of our global investment offerings among Japanese institutions, pension funds, insurance companies and wholesale distributors."

Mitsuo Ohara, Head of Institutional Sales, Standard Life Investments Japan

Concise CV
2009 – 2016 Head of Sales and Client Services, Northern Trust Global Investment Japan K.K.
2007 – 2009 Director of Financial Institutions Marketing, Northern Trust Global Investment Japan K.K.
2005 – 2007 Director, AIP Securities
2003 – 2004 Senior Marketing Manager, Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd.
1999 – 2003 Portfolio Management and Mutual Fund Marketing Departments, Invesco Group, Japan

Education & Qualifications
BA in Economics, Osaka University, Japan
Chartered Member of Security Analyst Association of Japan
Certified International Investment Analyst