Andrew Kershaw, A.I.B.

Advisor & Founder, Shimoda Capital Advisors Limited and Shimoda Group

Andrew Kershaw has 24 years experience in Japanís financial markets including country head and chief representative roles with institutions including Midland, ANZ Investment Bank, ING Baring, Commonwealth Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. Andrew is an Emerging Markets debt specialist, and oversaw Russia from ING Barings in Hong Kong/Tokyo.

He co-founded the Shimoda Group in 1993, which has now expanded to cover North American, East European & Asia-Pacific time-zones. He was a Director of the Shimoda Resources Holdings (US listed) and has participated as Director or Advisor to several other Emerging Markets investment Funds, including the first Far East Russian fund, the First Vladivostok launched in 1994. Andrew is a shareholder of the Vladivostok Stock Exchange.

In addition to being based in Tokyo Andrew has undertaken senior cross border marketing roles in Asia based out of Singapore/Hong Kong and Australia as well as Japan. His principal product expertise has been in debt capital markets and structured finance although he has been active in the marketing of equity and fund products in Japan and Asia.

He has extensive contacts throughout corporate and institutional Japan, in particular investment institutions and has successfully built several businesses during his time in this market.

Andrew is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers, and has lived in Japan for over 20 years. Andrew is a fluent Japanese speaker, and also an avid runner....

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