Kathy Matsui, vice chair of Goldman Sachs Japan and chief Japan equity strategist of Goldman Sachs Research, explains why Japan, the best-performing major developed market since 2013, will continue to see solid returns as improvements in corporate governance and structural reform keep equities positive
Company: Goldman Sachs Date added: 28-12-2015
Goldman Sachs Kathy Matsui
athy is co-head of Economics, Commodities and Strategy (ECS) Research in Asia, chief Japan equity strategist and co-head of Asia Investment Research. She serves as a member of the Partnership Committee, the Asia Management Committee, and the Firmwide Diversity Committee. Kathy joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000.
Kathy was ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor magazine in 2000, 2001 and 2006 and No. 2 by the Nikkei Analyst Ranking in 2000. In 2007, she was chosen by the Wall Street Journal newspaper as one of the "10 Women to Watch in Asia" for her work on the "Womenomics" theme.
Prior to joining the firm, Kathy worked as the chief Japan strategist for Barclays de Zoete Wedd Securities for four years, and she worked at the Export-Import Bank of Japan’s Washington, DC office for two years. She served as a member of the Finance Agency’s Tax Research Committee as well as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Industrial Structure Committee.
Kathy is a board member of the Asian University for Women (AUW) Support Foundation, a trustee of the American School in Japan, and a member of Keizai Doyukai, a leading Japanese business organization. She also serves on the advisory council for the Japan Society Fund Against Breast Cancer.
Kathy earned a BA, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard University and an MA from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. She has conducted research on Japanese foreign policy at Kobe University Graduate School on a Rotary Scholarship.