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Masahide Kitade   Director / CEO / COO

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 Masahide Kitade has over 20 years of broad experience in every aspect of the reinsurance and financial industry.  Prior to his current position,  he worked for Aon Asia as Regional Director/Head of Japan Business based in Singapore where he was responsible for Japan business  strategy across Asia. Previously to Aon, he spent over 10 years at Mitsubishi Corporation where he established the structured reinsurance  business practices as a pioneering member specialized in the development of reinsurance and risk financing  business. He also represented  Mitsubishi Corporation on the boards of Pentelia Diamond Capital Management Ltd., an investment  management company specializing in ILS  opportunities, as Co-CEO. Mr. Kitade has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Sophia University in 1991 and holds certified  non-life insurance broker licenses in Japan and Singapore. 




Teruhisa Shimbara, CFA   Director / CIO

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 Teruhisa Shimbara has extensive experience and expertise in ILS investments.  He launched a dedicated ILS fund for Japanese clients after  he joined AIFAM Inc. in 2006 and has an outstanding track record as a portfolio manager since its launch.  Prior to this, he spent about 10  years at UFJ Bank (now Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) where he was in charge of various investment management positions including  managing corporate bonds / equity / rate derivatives portfolios for Japanese pension clients and also for the Bank’s proprietary capital.  Mr.  Shimbara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1996.  He holds a title of  Charted Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan and is a CFA charterholder.




Kentaro Asari   CFO / Operation Manager

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 Kentaro Asari has extensive experience and expertise in ILS back office including administration and accounting.  He was instrumental in the  operations of an ILS fund with his previous firm together with the firm’s fund of funds products. Kentaro also has a wide range of expertise in  the corporate environment covering office management, IT management, accounting and compliance in both Japanese and English  environment.  Mr. Asari has a Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Resource Economics from University of Florida in 2000.  





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