Ken Hokugo is the Co-Head of Hedge Fund Investments at Pension Fund Association (“PFA”) overseeing USD5bn hedge fund portfolio which is approximately 5% of PFA’s total AUM. Prior to joining PFA, he worked at the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s (“SMBC” or “Sumitomo”) Tokyo Head Office, responsible for designing and implementing the strategy for its global asset management business. Until 2010, he was at Sumitomo’s New York Office for 15 years from 1995. From 2005 to 2010, he was CFO of the Americas Division overseeing all investment – PE, HF, Structured Credit, ILS, etc. – and portfolio management as well as more than 1500 head counts in the Division. From 1998 to 2005, as the Head of Financial Products Group, he was responsible for prop investment portfolio as well as assigned to negotiate and close the special projects by the Head Office Management including its CEO. He is also the head of Corporate Governance at PFA and speaks at various conferences and seminars abroad on Japan’s corporate governance status.
Mr. Hokugo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Keio University and MBA from Columbia Business School.