Merrill names new Japan prime brokerage sales head

Masakazu Yanagisawa transfers to Tokyo in a newly created sales position.

Masakazu Yanagisawa has relocated to Tokyo from Merrill Lynch's London office having been handed a new role as head of prime brokerage sales for Japan.

Yanagisawa will carry the corporate title of vice president, and will develop Merrill Lynch's existing Pacific-Rim prime brokerage business covering fixed income and equity products for clients in the Japanese market and with Japan-focused hedge funds located worldwide.

From 2002 until now, he worked in London for Merrill's European equity sales product group, and prior...

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