RBC Capital Markets has appointed Makito Nagahiro as head of global markets, Japan. Nagahiro will start in July and will report to Rod Ireland and Philippe Banon for structured products and equity derivatives.
Based in the firm's Tokyo office, he will also report locally to Minako Endo, country head and CEO Japan.
Nagahiro joins RBC with considerable experience in global markets, including a decade-long stint at Credit Agricole Securities Japan.
He was a member of the French banking group's Japanese Executive Committee and occupied a number of leadership positions, most recently deputy CEO and head of financial institutions group with responsibility for all banking business across CACIB's global markets, structured finance, ITB, IB, DCM and ECM with the bank's Japanese clients.
Prior to his time with Credit Agricole, Nagahiro held senior roles at a number of investment banks including Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Goldman Sachs Japan, Barclays Capital and Deutsche.
“As RBC Capital Markets continue to build out our franchise across Asia-Pacific, Makito's appointment recognizes the importance of the Japanese market and the increased collaboration required between product and geographic verticals to successfully respond to the global needs of our clients,” says Rod Ireland.