Morgan Stanley Japan DC exec heads to US

Ichiro Morinaga is leaving the firm to study law.
Just as defined contribution is finally kicking off in Japan, Morgan Stanley Asset Investment Trust Management is losing its number two man responsible for launching its DC business.

Ichiro Ike Morinaga is leaving the firm to study law at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He has worked at Morgan Stanleys Tokyo office since 1996.

Entering law has been something Ike has thought about for a long time, says Paul Klug, executive director at Morinagas boss. He has a lot of courage.

The move comes at a delicate time as Japans defined contribution law was passed two weeks ago after years of delay. Morinagas duties will be divided between three...

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