METRICAL INC. is an independent leading CG research firm in Japan where CG is increasingly recognized as an important element on corporate management in these days. Thus, CG research and solutions would become an essential component of global capital markets and play important to contribute to transparency of the markets and maximize shareholders’ value in Japan. METRICAL INC. provides CG research and analysis including rating services, and also offers investment research and IR services with solutions and customized profound research on CG and IR issues.
Qualified Investment Professionals
METRICAL research team is consisted of investment professionals who own more than 20 years experience in investment analysis with qualified designations such as CFA and equivalent certificates.
Global network with professional investors
Titlis Group uses network with professional investors globally. Using a viewpoint of global institutional investors, Titlis offers solutions for macro and micro analysis as well as CG research on client demand basis.
Kaz Ueno, CFA
Executive Director, graduated from Boston College with an MBA in Finance and Investment. He joined Titlis Group Inc. (currently METRICAL INC.) in 2016. In 1991 Kaz started off his post-MBA career as a Portfolio Manager for the Tokai Bank, specializing in international investment. In 2004 he joined Mizuho Bank as Head Treasurer responsible for derivatives and currency management. More recently, Kaz worked as a research consultant focusing on Japanese equity investment.
Shigeru Shinkawa, CMA
Executive Director, graduated with faculty of Economics of Keio University. He Joined Titlis Group Inc. (currently METRICAL INC.) in 2016. He has been involved in the investment management since 1985. His career started from Nikko Securities and worked as an investment professional in Nikko Asset Management and Simplex Investment Advisors Inc. He is CMA (Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan).
Yoshikau Hiranaka, CFA
Executive Director, graduated with faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo. Mr. Hiranaka started off his career as a quants-based fund manager at ALAMCO (an investment management arm of Asahi Life Insurance) since 1994 and managed several quantitative-based Japanese equity funds. In Partners Asset Management Co., Ltd. (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co.,Ltd.) and Daiwa SB Investments Co.,Ltd. (currently Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Co.,Ltd.) he managed quantitative-based Japanese equity funds. The Japanese equity market neutral fund grew to JPY60 billion in AUM. He also started up Kabuto Investments Co.,Ltd. for developing Japanese equity investment strategies as well as applicable investment vehicles (i.e. LPS) for Japanese equity investment management.
Aki Matsumoto, CFA
Executive Director, Co-head of CG Research, graduated with MBA in University of Manchester. He founded Titlis Group (currently METRICAL INC.) in 2015. He has been involved in the investment management and developing financial products since 1984. His career started from Nikko Securities and worked as an investment professional in Mizuho Securities and Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management.
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