Neuberger Berman has appointed Hirofumi Gomi, former commissioner of the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan, as executive adviser of its East Asian operations, effective March 1.

Gomi, based in Tokyo, is currently chairman of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Research Institute Co., where he will consult to Neuberger Berman on the East Asian regulatory environment, financial administration, capital markets and corporate governance.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our expanding presence in Japan and Korea, by incorporating Gomi-san’s profound insights and thought leadership based on his long and impressive career,” said Ryo Ohira, Tokyo-based managing director and head of Neuberger Berman’s East Asian operations.

Neuberger Berman East Asia, which includes Japan and Korea, employs 22 people and manage $5 billion in assets for institutional investors as of December 31, 2012.

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