Naoya Sugimoto head of the Japan strategy Share Add Download Print Mr. Sugimoto is a senior vice president, head of the Japan strategy team and account manager in the Tokyo office. He focuses on the investment solutions business, product management for Japanese bond strategies, investment consulting firms and pension client servicing. Mr. Sugimoto worked in PIMCO’s Newport Beach office from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he was in charge of quantitative analysis of securitized products and interest rate derivatives at Credit Suisse in Tokyo. He also worked in research and development of cryptography and information security at NTT Data. He has 11 years of investment experience and holds a master’s degree in science with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and an undergraduate degree in engineering from University of Tokyo. He is also a chartered member of the Security Analyst Association of Japan.