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Astris Advisory Japan KK

Independent Thought, Quality Advice

Independent Thought, Quality Advice

Independent Thought, Quality AdviceIndependent Thought, Quality Advice

About Us

David Shirt, CEO & Founder デイヴィッド・シャート


David Shirt has been in Japan for a total of 18 of the last 25 years and has worked in the equity market throughout at institutions such as JP Morgan Securities, Jefferies Japan and lately Macquarie Capital Securities Japan Limited.

In 2004 he became Head of Sales at JP Morgan Securities in Japan and Head of Equity in 2009. Later in 2014 David became the Branch Manager and Representative for Jefferies Japan, and from 2015 onwards he was employed as Country Head of Macquarie Capital Securities, Japan Limited. 

David majored in Japanese at the University of Sheffield in the UK and is proficient in Japanese.





David Gibson, Chief Investment Advisor & Founder      デイヴィッド・ギブソン チーフインベストメントアドバイザー


David Gibson (Gibbo) has a wealth of experience in the equity business.

He joins Astris Advisory from Macquarie Capital Securities Japan where he held a number of roles over 18 years in both the US and Japan.

His last role was Head of Research in Tokyo where he managed a team of 20 people, and he combined that with covering game software, media and Internet stocks, including Nintendo, SoftBank and Start Today and many other companies.

David has fund management expertise at HSBC Asset Management and National Mutual Funds Management, both in Australia, before joining Macquarie USA in 2000.  He is a CFA charterholder.




Michael Brodie-Brown, Head of Custom Products  マイケル・ブロディ=ブラウン カスタムプロダクト責任者


Michael has held sell side roles in quantitative and fundamental research stretching back 15 years. He was previously at Lehman Brothers Securities in Tokyo and Nomura Securities in Hong Kong and most recently, Jefferies. 

He builds value added quantitative models that become key components of client investment decisions. 

Michael graduated with a MBA from the University of Toronto and is a CFA charterholder.  



Adrian Gornall, Investment Advisor エイドリアン・ゴナール  インベストメントアドバイザー


Adrian has an MBA from Bristol University and the ENPC in Paris, and speaks several languages fluently including Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and French. Adrian first came to Japan in 1987. 

On the sell side at companies such as CLSA and Commerzbank Adrian visited hundreds of small and mid sized companies across Asia. He concentrates on identifying quality businesses.

ブリストル大学とパリのENPCでMBAを取得後、1987年に初めて来日。その後CLSA証券やコメルツ銀行などに所属、 アジア各国の中小型株を中心に直接取材を重ねた企業分析に定評がある。英語・日本語・北京語・ロシア語・フランス語を含むいくつかの言語を流暢に操る。 

Taiki Kimura, Placement Agent 木村 大樹 プレースメントエージェント


Taiki Kimura has held the roles of distributing alternative products at institutions including Nomura, Barclays, Citi and Macquarie.

In 2012 Taiki became Head of Pension Solutions at Citi Global Market, and in 2015 he became Head of Japan for Macquarie Investment Management.

He also has experience working in structured products and in the asset finance division of Nomura's New York office.

Taiki graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a major in economics.



Kumiko Namai, Corporate Relations 生井 久美子 コーポレートリレーションズ


Kumiko brings 13+ years of IR advisory and arrangement experience at J.P. Morgan Securities Japan and UBS Securities Japan.

Her expertise in event execution is based on her carrier background at an aviation company and a rating firm.

She graduated from International Christian University, and she is a multilingual speaker (Japanese, English, Spanish and Chinese) .






Keiichiro Someha, Chief Compliance Officer 染葉 圭一郎 チーフコンプライアンスオフィサー


Keiichiro has been in the financial industry for more than 25 years. He has worked at Salomon Brothers, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup with experience in various departments including Operations, Technology, Finance and Compliance. 

He has also helped foreign financial firms set up business in Tokyo. 


Shuji Iwase, Chief Administration Officer 岩瀬 修次 チーフアドミニストレーションオフィサー


After graduating from Aoyama Gakuin, Shuji spent more than 30 years in corporate banking at National Westminster Bank and ABN Amro among other firms.

Before joining Astris Advisory Japan as Chief Administration Officer, Shuji was employed at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Tokyo Branch as a compliance officer.