Umino joined AIG Global Investment Corp in July 2005 and is a portfolio manager for the Japan mid/small cap strategy. Prior to joining AIGGIG, she was a senior investment manager for 14 years at Credit Agricole Asset Management Japan Ltd., where she was responsible for Japanese smaller stocks. Umino's professional investing experience started in 1987 at Jardine Fleming Securities Japan Ltd. where she held research responsibilities covering land transportation and mid/small cap equities.
Ms. Katsumi joined PineBridge Investments in May 2000. She is a Portfolio Manager for Japan Small Cap Equity Strategy. Prior to joining PineBridge Investments, Ms. Katsumi was an analyst at T&D Taiyo Daido Asset Management, formerly Taiyo Life Gamma Asset Management, where she was responsible for small-cap equity research. Her industry experience dates back to 1996. Ms. Katsumi received a B.A. from International Christian University. She is a Chartered Member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan.