Our Team

We are dedicated professionals with experience from top institutions across academia and industry

Senior Management

Hideki Yamauchi
Founder and Chief Executive Officer 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.

Takahiko Suenaga
President and Chief Investment Officer of GCI Asset Management (Tokyo)
Prior to joining GCI in 2003,Takahiko ran a proprietary interest rate derivatives book at Mizuho Corporate Bank as Head of relative value trading team, producing consistent absolute returns over years. He was also involved in derivatives trading and portfolio management of the Bank’s multi-currency Govt. bond and interest rate swaps. B.A. in Applied Mathematics from The University of Tokyo in 1988.

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.

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.

Hideaki Aoyama, PhD
Research Advisor of GCI Asset Management Group
Hideaki started his career at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) in 1982. After working at Northeastern University and Harvard University, he become Associate Professor at the College of General Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University in 1989 and become Professor at the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University in 2003. He received his M.S. in Physics from Kyoto University and his Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology.

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 is responsible for managing funds and discretionary accounts. Mr. Yamamoto holds a Doctor of Economics, Master of Economics, and Bachelor of Mathematics degrees 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.