Former Nomura managed accounts head Hiroshi Harada has joined HedgeMark as managing director and head of hedge fund research. In his new role, Harada will head a team responsible for the sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of funds on the company’s managed accounts platform.
Harada comes to HedgeMark from Nomura Fund Research and Technologies America where he served as head of hedge fund research for the funds of hedge funds division. He joined Nomura in 2004. Prior to that, Harada worked as a hedge fund analyst for ACAM Advisors, and before that he was a manager with Dai-ichi Life International, New York, with responsibilities for its reinsurance business in North America.
“Hiroshi brings tremendous experience in global manager sourcing and due diligence,” said Kenneth Phillips, HedgeMark founder and CEO. “His experience and leadership skills reflect our commitment to building the industry’s premier institutional hedge fund platform.”
Founded in 2009, HedgeMark is an independent hedge fund managed account platform with offices in Los Angeles and New York.