Our Team

We are a team of diverse professionals with experience across industry and academia

Senior Management

Hideki Yamauchi
Chief Executive Officer and President of GCI Asset Management (Tokyo)
Hideki started his career at The Industrial Bank of Japan* in 1986 where he was in charge of currency / interest rate trading and derivative related business. He has written books such as “Introduction to Alternative Investments” (Toyo Keizai, 2002 and 2013) and “Endowment Investment Strategy” (Toyo Keizai, 2015). He is part-time instructor at The University of Tokyo from 2007. B.A. in Economics from The University of Tokyo in 1986.

Hidetaka Kawakita, PhD
External Director of GCI Asset Management (Tokyo)
During working at Nippon Life Insurance Company over 29 years, on loan to Ministry of International Trade and Industry** , NLI Research Institute as Principal Investigator, Director, Managing Director. He has become Professor at Faculty of Policy Studies in Doshisha University in 2004 and become Professor at the Graduate School of Management. Kyoto University in 2006. He received his B.A. in Economics from Kyoto University.

Tetsuya Kodama
Outside Director
Mr. Kodama is the non-executive director and senior executive advisor to Nihon Cyber Defense since 2022. Prior to 2022, he worked at Barclays Securities and was appointed as the Chairman of Barclays Securities Japan and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific. During 2000-2012, he worked at Deutsche Securities as Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets Department. Mr. Kodama started his career at the Industrial Bank of Japan and Industrial Bank of Japan in 1982, where he worked in the Securities Department, International Sales First Department, and Financial Markets Sales Department of Industrial Bank of London. Tetsuya Kodama holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.

Mutsuhisa Fujii
External Auditor of GCI Asset Management (Tokyo)
Board member at The Industrial Bank of Japan* in 1995 and Executive Management Director at Government Pension Investment Fund from 1996. After serving as COO of Accounting, Finance & IT System in 2002, he was Executive Senior Vice President and Director of INPEX Corp. External auditor of GCI since 2010. B.A. in Economics from Kyoto University.

Akihiko Takahashi, PhD
Research Advisor of GCI Asset Management Group
After working at The Industrial Bank of Japan* with Hideki and Takahiko, he joined Long Term Capital Management as a Strategist in 1998. He has become Associate Professor at Graduate School of Economics in The University of Tokyo and is a Professor from 2007. B.A. in Economics from The University of Tokyo. Ph.D. from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.

Kyo Yamamoto, PhD
Chief Investment Officer of GCI Asset Management, HK Limited
Kyo Yamamoto is licensed under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO) as a Responsible Officer to conduct Type 9 regulated activity in Hong Kong. Mr. Yamamoto is the head of the Quantitative Research and Strategy team of the Investment Group. He has over 14 years of experience in asset management and is responsible for managing funds and discretionary accounts. Mr. Yamamoto holds a PhD and Masters in Economics, as well as a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Tokyo.

Xinyu Hong
Managing Director of GCI Asset Management, HK Limited
Xinyu Hong is licensed under the SFO as a Responsible Officer to conduct Type 9 regulated activity in Hong Kong. Ms. Hong is the head of Investment Solutions and the COO of GCI Hong Kong. She is responsible for the global business development and corporate management. Prior to GCI AM, she worked at Goldman Sachs Japan within the FICC Credit Structuring and Marketing and Deutsche Securities Japan. Ms. Hong holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Keio University.