Macquarie Capital has appointed Yasuo Kanzaki as senior adviser and Takumi Tanaka as head of industrials for its Japan office. The appointments came on the heels of three senior appointments by Royal Bank of Scotland in fixed income and debt capital markets (DCM).
Kanzaki joins Macquarie after a career at Nikko Cordial Securities, where he was most recently an adviser. He brings to his new role more than five decades of experience in international finance and advisory, including stints working on government committees. “Kanzaki’s industry experience and extensive relationships will be invaluable, particularly at a time when Macquarie is seeing significant opportunities across a spectrum of industry sectors in Japan,” the bank said in a written statement.
Tanaka joins at the level of managing director in charge of the industrials team. He will focus on enhancing Macquarie’s cross-border advisory franchise, strengthening its financial sponsor relationships and also furthering Macquarie’s activities in Japan. Tanaka has more than two decades of experience and was earlier an MD covering financial sponsors for Asia at Barclays Capital, responsible for advisory and financing activities with private equity clients.
Meanwhile, Filip Beuls has joined RBS in Tokyo, reporting to Jezri Mohideen, who is global head of delta trading for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Beuls’ focus will be on Japanese government bonds and yen interest-rate swaps, as well as expanding the customer franchise both domestically and globally. Beuls joins from Deutsche Bank where he spent 15 years, most recently as an interest-rate derivatives trader. He moved to Tokyo in 2003 with DB to trade the yen options book and in 2006 was also given responsibility for the yen swaps book.
RBS has also strengthened its DCM coverage. Tetsuya Kobayashi has come on board to head the international bond issuance and samurais business, while Yoshihito Yoshimura has joined to cover domestic Japanese yen bond issuance. Both report to Theodore Lo, who heads DCM for Japan.
Kobayashi joins from HSBC’s securities arm in Japan, where he headed DCM for the past three years. He has also worked in DCM at Fuji Bank and Mizuho Securities.
Yoshimura was most recently head of capital markets for Tokai Tokyo Securities. He has also worked in DCM at Credit Suisse, based in Tokyo for eight years.
“These are excellent hires for our Japan business, demonstrating the depth of talent we attract and our commitment to our operations in the country,” said Ernfred Olsen, country executive, Japan, for RBS. Japan is one of RBS’s six global trading hubs and the bank has been a primary dealer for the Japanese government bond market since October 2007.