Mr. Kanetomo will play an important role in expanding the company’s international strategy

March 17, 2015 – The

SVAB Group has announced today the hiring of Isashi Kanetomo as Managing Director of the company in its Executive Office. Mr. Kanetomo, who has spent the majority of his career working in Japan and the U.S., brings to SVAB Group 20 years of experience as an established financial and strategic adviser. His expertise and corporate stewardship have forged deep bonds with some of the world’s premier figures in finance, business and NGOs. He will be based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Tokyo and will report directly to Mr. Edmund Banner, Chief Executive Officer.

In his new role with the company Mr. Kanetomo will use his extensive global knowledge and network to help support and develop SVAB Group’s clients around the world, from individual investors, to high-net-worth and institutional clients alike. He will work in close cooperation with the company’s client management teams and SVAB Group’s senior leadership including Jarred Ingham, Chief Operating Officer, Keiji Inoki, Executive Vice-President and Yujiro Hirata, Chief Financial Officer.

“I have had the opportunity of knowing Isashi personally and professionally for the better part of a decade and I admire the sizeable breadth of his experience, integrity and wisdom in term of asset and investment management. He is a true pundit in the world of international finance,” said Edmund Banner, Chief Executive Officer at SBAV Group. “Providing our investors with insightful advice and guidance is one of SVAB Group’s principal values. Isashi’s comprehensive, solid perspective and expertise, along with our committed client management teams, will be a valuable asset as we aim to expand our international business.”

“I have always respected and admired SVAB Group’s investment ingenuity, reliable client focus and the crucial role it plays in the global markets,” commented Mr. Kanetomo. “Going forward I am extremely excited about SVAB Group’s current momentum and I aim to contribute to the company’s development and success in the future.”

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