Financial Services Research and Technology Division Analysts

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  • Kazumitsu Yokokawa
  • Head of Financial Services Research and Technology Division/Managing Director
  • Kazumitsu Yokokawa, head of the Financial Services Research and Technology Division at NRI America, is responsible for all business activities related to NRI Financial Solutions in the U.S. Mr. Yokokawa has extensive knowledge and skill sets in system planning, system consulting and system implementation for financial institutions in both the U.S. and Japan. He got - Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2004 and participated in a project to translate the best-selling PMP® Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, authored by Kim Heldman, into Japanese.
  • Expertise
  • System planning, system evaluation, process and workflow optimization for financial institutions
  • Publications
  • PMP® Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide (Translation, Shoeisha, 2004)
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  • Takashi Yoshinaga
  • Head of Research/Director of Financial Services Research Group
  • Takashi Yoshinaga has been dedicated to studying the U.S. financial services industry in New York for the last two decades, specializing in investment banking, wealth management and regional banking business. Mr. Yoshinaga focuses on various aspects of the industry, including business strategies, operations and relevant regulations. Prior to joining NRI America in 2005, he was Senior Analyst and Chief Representative of the New York Office of Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, a Japanese nonprofit research organization founded under the jurisdiction of the Financial Services Agency and the Ministry of Finance in Japan. Mr. Yoshinaga has published more than 200 research and analysis reports with various trade and institutional publications. His research is based on intensive, quantitative and qualitative analysis with more than 5,000 interviews conducted in the U.S. and Japan. Additionally, Mr. Yoshinaga is an active member of the Money Management Institute.
  • Expertise
  • U.S. wealth management firms’ strategies, marketing and operations
  • U.S. retail banks’ strategies, marketing and operations
  • U.S. and European investment banks’ strategies
  • U.S. financial regulations
  • Biography
  • New York Chief Representative, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.

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