IQ-EQ appoints new funds director in Japan

IQ-EQ is pleased to announce the appointment of Hiroki Allen, who joins our Tokyo office as Director, Funds for Japan.

Hiroki brings to IQ-EQ extensive funds industry experience and an in-depth understanding of the Japanese asset management sector, with specialist expertise in alternative investments, including private equity, real estate and hedge funds, as well as client relationship management.

Prior to joining us, Hiroki held senior leadership positions with big global names including business and financial news leader Bloomberg LP and investment bank BNY Mellon, as well as a leading American investment management and administration firm. He also previously spent two years managing the Tokyo office of Superfund Asset Management.

Hiroki holds an established leadership track record, not only in business but also in the United States Army. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and served as a US Army officer before beginning his financial career. He obtained his MBA from Georgetown University and holds a Japan Securities Dealer Association Type 1 Registration. He also speaks Japanese and English fluently.

Commenting on his appointment, Hiroki said: “It is a very exciting time to be joining IQ-EQ as the firm has expanded significantly over the past two years following an ambitious buy and build strategy to reinforce its presence in key markets. IQ-EQ is extremely well placed to accompany Japanese fund managers in their growth strategy.”

J.P. Harrop, IQ-EQ’s Group Head of Sales, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Hiroki to our Asia Funds team. The alternative assets industry is growing in Asia and we are building our team and expertise in all key Asian markets to facilitate both inbound and outbound investment. IQ-EQ offers a fully-fledged service to the alternative funds industry and we are present in all key funds domiciles including Luxembourg, Jersey, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mauritius, South Africa, the UK, the Netherlands and France.”

Hiroki Allen