executive economist at nomura research institute and former policy board member of the bank of japan
Takahide Kiuchi is a Japanese banker and financial researcher who has had a truly international career in finance. Takahide began his career as an economist in 1987 at the Nomura Research Institute. Although he initially specialised in researching and forecasting the Japanese economy, Takahide was moved to Nomura’s German offices in 1990 where he studied both the German and European economy. From Germany, Takahide moved to Nomura’s US offices in 1996, where he remained for 8 years, covering the ins and outs of the US economy, before returning to Japan in 2004 as a member of Nomura’s Securities branch.
In 2007 Takahide was appointed as head of the Economic Research Division at Nomura, as well as Chief Economist. In 2012 he was nominated by the Japanese cabinet to a position on the Bank of Japan’s Policy Board, the highest committee in the bank in terms of policy decisions. Takahide stayed at the Bank of Japan for five year, influencing national monetary policy.
Takahide proved to be somewhat of a radical at the Bank of Japan. He opposed the financial experiments of Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, and was the sole board member in favour of tempering the Bank’s asset purchases.
Takahide left the Bank of Japan in 2017 to become Nomura’s Executive Economist, but recent trends in the Japanese economy appear to be vindicating his warnings, with many of his proposed ideas gaining support from lawmakers, market participants, and central bankers.
A veteran of international monetary research, Takahide Kiuchi’s talks cover a wide range of markets, and his particular experience in the Japanese market will be a definite boon to any business with branches in Japan or looking to move into the country.