Axioma, a provider of innovative risk management and portfolio construction solutions to financial institution, recently announced the launch of its Japan office and the appointment of Kiichi Takai as senior consultant for their multi-asset class risk division. Takai will be based in Tokyo.

The Tokyo office launch meets increasing demand from clients across Asia for innovative risk management tools to construct and analyse their investment strategies. The new office will also support domestic institutional clients with equity portfolio construction solutions in the wake of recent market volatility and regulatory reform in the region.

Takai will be responsible for supporting growth in the region, including working with existing institutional clients to provide counsel on multi-asset class risk and portfolio management. Takai brings almost 12 years of risk management experience to this role. Prior to Axioma, Takai worked for RiskMetrics, where he managed product support and led pre-sales activity for their multi-asset class risk tools covering both market and credit risks.