Japanese hedge fund firm Nikko Asset Management announced last week that it has hired a new chief legal officer.
In Ross Long’s new role, he will be responsible for all legal functions globally at Nikko.
With over 30 years of experience in the law and finance industries, Long previously held several senior management and board member roles at brokerage and investment firm CLSA Group.
Nikko chairman, president and CEO Charles Beazley explained that Long’s “detailed understanding of the complex legal frameworks of Japan and many Asian countries, as well as a real comprehension of the cultural and linguistic practices that successful firms need to observe” are traits that “fit in very well with the multi-local approach” Nikko deploys.
Based in Tokyo, Nikko manages a wide range of Asian equity and Asian fixed income strategies for retail and institutional investors around the world.