Trustworthy and Experienced Leadership

Hiromitsu Daimon, CMA, CIIA

Lead Portfolio Manager

21

Years of Industry
Investment Experience

25

Years at
Nomura

Mr. Daimon has been the lead Portfolio Manager of the Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. since July 2013, when he was also assigned to lead theĀ Japan Small Cap team. He has specialized in managing Small to Mid-Cap funds since 2003. Before Mr. Daimon started his career as a Portfolio Manager in 2001, he held a wide range of roles within the company, expanding his knowledge in fields such as; Marketing, Trading, and Equity Analysis. As an Equity Analyst, Mr. Daimon covered Processing Industries stocks, mainly Machinery and Auto sectors including Auto Component Manufacturers, which largely consistedĀ of Mid to Small Cap stocks. Mr. Daimon has an MBA from Hitotsubashi University, as well as a BA degree in Economics from Chuo University.


Makoto Ito

Portfolio Manager

13

Years of Industry
Investment Experience

11

Years at
Nomura

Utilizing his prior experience as an analyst, Mr. Ito, has been managing the Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. along with Mr. Daimon since July 2013. He has over 11 years of experience covering Asian Equities, most notably Finance sector companies as an analyst before he started his portfolio management career. He began to manage funds consisting of Japanese Equities at Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (NAM-Tokyo) in 2008, and was appointed as a Senior Portfolio Manager in 2015. Prior to joining NAM-Tokyo, Mr. Ito worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management. Mr. Ito obtained an MSc Science degree from Tokyo University.