Announcement of Our New Director

It is with great pleasure that RJIF announces that Mr. Makoto Takano (President, PIMCO Japan Ltd) has joined RJIF. Welcome to RJIF, Mr. Takano!

Makoto Takano
President, PIMCO Japan Ltd

Mr. Makoto Takano is president of PIMCO Japan Ltd. He became PIMCO’s first managing director in Japan in 2006. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2001, he was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management from 1997 and served as the head of marketing. Mr. Takano’s prior experience also includes work at Daiwa Securities where was head of the strategists team and at Daiwa Institute of Research. Mr. Takano has published extensively on the capital markets. In 1992, he was awarded a Securities Analysts Journal Prize by the Securities Analyst Association of Japan. He also gives lectures on asset management at Waseda University and Kyoto University. He holds master’s and undergraduate degrees in engineering from Waseda University. He is also a director of Nippon Finance Association.