NORIKO UMINO Senior Vice President - Portfolio Manager, Japan Equities PineBridge Investments, Tokyo Ms. Umino joined PineBridge Investments in July 2005. She is a Portfolio Manager for Japan All Cap Equity Strategy. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Umino was a Senior Investment Manager at Credit Agricole Asset Management Japan Ltd., where she was responsible for managing Japanese small cap equities. Her industry experience dates back to 1987, where she began her career at Jardine Fleming Securities Japan Ltd. as an equity analyst. Ms. Umino received a BA degree from Aoyama Gakuin University.
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.