Chuo Mitsui Trust International, the global arm of Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking, Japan’s second largest trust bank, is expanding its business to London.

The firm will focus initially on offering investment services to institutional and multi-manager markets in Europe and the Middle East. The will provide investors with a range of Japanese bond and equity investment strategies. The firm’s cross-disciplinary approach is based on connected teams of portfolio managers, corporate, credit, quantitative and economic analysts, as well as traders and risk management professionals.

“It’s an interesting time to be launching our international branch in London. Japan is reaching the other side of its ‘lost decade’, just as the West is heading further into a turbulent unknown economic climate," said Daisuke Ishihara, portfolio specialist at the firm in a release. “There are key lessons investors can learn from the country’s experience over the last ten years or so and we’re ideally placed to advise pension funds, multi-managers and institutions on the strategies and processes they can utilize, to help them through these difficult times.”

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