Friday, March 1, 2024

Sussex Partners strengthens Japan focus with Credit Suisse hire


  • Advisory firm has had strong focus on Japan for two decades
  • Hires senior executive from Credit Suisse Securities in Tokyo
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Alternatives specialist Sussex Partners has hired Kanji Kikuchi from Credit Suisse Securities in Tokyo to boost its outreach in Japan.

The global investment advisory firm named Kikuchi, who was head of fund solutions for the firm’s private banking clients, as a partner. He has almost 30 years’ experience of the Japanese investment market.

Sussex Partners has been active in Japan since starting in 2003, and a strong supporter of local market hedge funds and the alpha opportunity, which has often gone under the radar compared to other industry hubs.

“Tokyo is home to so many sophisticated and forward-looking investing institutions,” said Patrick Ghali, managing partner of Sussex Partners.

“Kikuchi brings a wealth of local market experience and relationships to Sussex Partners, and we welcome the opportunity through him to extend and deepen our engagement with Japanese investors.”

Now listen to Ghali on episode three of the AFI podcast