Fumiko Hagiwara is responsible for smaller cap research in Japan and South East Asia. The Victory Capital non-U.S. small cap team was renamed Expedition Investment Partners on April 1, 2015. Expedition Investment Partners is a Victory Capital investment franchise.
She joined Victory Capital in 2006. Prior to joining Victory Capital, she was a credit analyst with Mizuho Corporate Bank in New York and was also with Merrill Lynch in the research department. Before that, she was an accountant with Tokyo Denki University in Japan. In 2015 she relocated to her home country, Japan, where she continues to work with the team as a research consultant.
Ms. Hagiwara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Waseda University in Tokyo and a Master of Business Administration in Accountancy from Baruch College. She is a Certified Public Accountant (not in public service). Ms. Hagiwara is a Japanese national and is fluent in English. She is a CFA Charterholder.