Mamoru Taniya - Managing Principal

StormHarbour Singapore

Mamoru Taniya has a broad range of investment experiences covering from fixed-income derivatives to private equities. His early career is illustrated by his successful years at Salomon Brothers he joined in 1987 where he became the youngest managing director in Asia and led the proprietary trading division for Japan and Asia as one of the pioneers in financial arbitrage trading in the region. He then joined Tudor Capital (Japan) as one of the founding partners, and led an MBO to found Asuka Asset Management where he is CEO to date and has made it a leading independent hedge fund in Japan.
In 2014, Asuka Asset Management has joined forces with StromHarbour. Taniya will lead Asset Management Business in Asia as a Managing Principal of StormHarbour group.
As a venture capitalist, he initiated the launch of Lifenet Insurance Company, the first online Insurance company in Japan. He also serves as Representative founder of International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK), the first international boarding school in Japan, since its establishment. In addition, he is a vice chairperson of the Human Rights Watch which is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Mr.Taniya received his B.A. in law from the University of Tokyo in 1987.