Fiera Capital makes new hire to focus on the Japanese market

Asset manager Fiera Capital has appointed CJ Morrell as managing director and head of Japan, Fiera Capital Asia, effective immediately.

The role will enable Fiera to increase its strategic focus on the Japanese market during a period of comprehensive economic reform in the country.

Morrell will report to Rob Petty, CEO of Fiera Capital Asia, and will build on the existing Asia team’s business in Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea.

How Japan supports the ‘just transition’

With over 30 years of experience in the asset management industry including at Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Sloane Robinson Asset Management.

“As a firm, our commitment comes at a time when we are seeing the long-term impact of the government’s ongoing financial reform, the end of the zero-interest rate environment, and thus a long-term opportunity for our active asset management mindset and differentiated strategies to offer Japanese investors our long-term Canadian perspective on investments,” said Rob Petty, CEO of Fiera Capital Asia.
“This is particularly the case as institutional and high-net-worth capital shifts to strategies across real assets and equities with inflation-hedging and income generating characteristics, where Fiera Capital is extremely well-placed.”

Priority asset classes for Fiera’s institutional initiatives in Japan will focus on private alternatives, with unleveraged, income-generating private credit a key focus. This includes Fiera’s ANZ Real Estate Debt strategy and Canadian, European and US Real Estate Debt strategies.

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