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News Summary

• Office opening demonstrates Brown Advisory’s commitment to best-in-class service to major Japanese institutional investors
• Toshiyuki Murasawa, a financial services veteran with over 25 years’ experience is appointed as Head of Japan Office

TOKYO, 25 April 2023 — Brown Advisory, an independent and privately held global investment management firm that oversees $130.7 billion in client assets has opened an office in Japan. The new office is a demonstration of its commitment to providing best-in-class client service for major Japanese institutional investors.

To support this, the firm has appointed Toshiyuki Murasawa, a financial services veteran with over 25 years’ experience, as Head of Japan Office, where he will capitalise on his local knowledge to enhance the service Brown Advisory provides to its clients and help to further grow the APAC business. Toshiyuki joins from Credit Suisse Asset Management. He will report to Walter Beckett, Head of Asia Pacific, who relocated to Singapore from London in 2019.

Brown Advisory has already won equity mandates in Japan for its US Flexible Equity strategy, its US Large-Cap Sustainable Growth strategy, and its Global Leaders strategy for equities. Having started working with clients in Japan in 2009, Brown Advisory currently partners with Japan’s Nissay Asset Management and Asset Management One on two of their equity strategies. The firm will continue to look for other well-respected partners to give exposure to their equity and fixed income solutions that have seen success in other regions.

Logie Fitzwilliams, Head of International Business and Global Head of Sales at Brown Advisory, said: “As our international business continues to expand, the Tokyo office highlights our full commitment to a growing client base in the APAC region. Over the last few years, we’ve seen strong inflows from local investors who are eager to access the benefits of Brown Advisory’s concentrated, active and sustainable investment strategies. Our newly established presence will help us better serve both existing and future clients in this very important and market.”

Walter Beckett, Head of Asia Pacific at Brown Advisory, said: “We are now moving to the next stage of our business in Japan where our current relationships justify having experienced personnel on the ground to ensure we remain close to our expanding client base. Toshiyuki’s experience in Japan will be hugely beneficial for the development of the business as we look to build on the successes of the past.”


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