Haymarket Financial Media6th Japan Institutional Investment Forum


  • Katsuhiko Okada

  • Magne-Max
Katsuhiko Okada
Professor of Finance
Kwansei Gakuin University Institute of Business and Accounting
Katsuhiko plays a key role in bridging between academics and practice. With 3 years of derivative trading experience in Morgan Stanley New York /Tokyo, and 4 years of managerial experience of arbitrage desk at UBS, he co-founded a hedge fund management firm (Halberdier Capital) in Singapore in 1997, which later grew as one of the largest Japan focused hedge fund in Asia. Katsuhiko sold his stake in 2001 and turned into academics. His research interest is in behavioral finance. Katsuhiko serves as a director of academic associations such as ABEF and JFA and publishes influential papers regarding asset management in Japan. He holds MBA from Washington University John M Olin School of Business and PhD in financial economics from Kobe University.