Takashi Imai, Head of the Planning and Development Team within the Investment Advisory Business Department at SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. Takashi’s role at SMBC Nikko includes sourcing managers and conducting due diligence prior to making investments on behalf of its clients. SMBC Nikko invests into variety of external funds including hedge funds.
Takashi has over 20 years within alternative investment space. Prior to joining SMBC Nikko, Takashi was at Credit Suisse as well as BlackRock. Takashi started his career at ITOCHU Corporation which is one of the largest conglomerate in Japan. Takashi has a Bachelor of Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology and participated in Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.