Prior to joining RCM Japan, Kazuyuki was Senior Portfolio Manager in the Equity Portfolio Management Department of UFJ Partners Investment Trust Management. Kazuyuki has more than ten years of professional experience in the asset management business, including five years at Tokai Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in London, while his fund management achievements include being awarded the prize for "Excellent Fund" by Morningstar (Japan) in 2002. Kazuyuki earned his BA in Economics at Hitotsubashi University and is based in Tokyo. Kazuyuki has managed the Allianz RCM Japan Fund since September 2004.
Koji Nakatsuka, CFA, CMA, is a senior portfolio manager and a director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2005. He has more than 20 years of investment-industry experience. Mr. Nakatsuka previously managed a mid/small-cap investment trust at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Before that, he was at Schroder Investment Management Japan as an equity analyst for mid/small caps. Mr. Nakatsuka has a B.A. in law from Sophia University.