J.P. Morgan has appointed Ken Kishimoto as managing director and head of Japan equity trading, responsible for the bank's cash equities and equity derivatives trading platforms in the country.
Kishimoto will be based in Tokyo and will report to William Lee, head of equity derivatives group, Asia Pacific and locally to Michael Green, head of Japan equities and Asia electronic trading solutions.
Before joining J.P. Morgan, Kishimoto worked at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for managing Tokyo equity derivative products, including trading, sales and structuring. He also held varies equity derivatives trading roles at Goldman Sachs in both Tokyo and New York. Prior to that he worked at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago.
Separately, J.P. Morgan has also appointed Kazuma Naito as managing director and head of Asia equity derivatives group sales and marketing, based in Hong Kong. Naito will report jointly to William Lee and Mark Justh, head of equities distribution, Asia Pacific.
“We are excited to have these talents join us at a time we are accelerating our business expansion to increase our market share and to capture the tremendous growth potential in the region,” said Lee.
J.P. Morgan's Asia Pacific operation is headquartered in Hong Kong and operates in 16 different countries through 30 offices.