Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has hired Kaori Ishii as investment director of its Japanese equities team.
Ishii replaces Chisako Hardie and will be responsible for SWIP’s Japanese small cap fund, reporting directly to Ian Vose, head of global developed markets.
Ishii has over seven years investment experience and joins from F&C Asset Management where she was most recently manager of the £25m Japanese equity small cap fund.
Vose says: “Kaori brings with her substantial experience in the Japanese market. All our fund managers are analysts and are accountable for the whole investment process, which is one of the main aspects that attracted Kaori to the role.”