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Goldman Sachs - Womenomics 4.0: Closing the Employment Gender Gap in Japan: Kathy Matsui

Kathy Matsui, chief Japan equity strategist for Global Investment Research (GIR) at Goldman Sachs, shares some of the key findings in GIR's recent report, Womenomics 4.0: Time to Walk the Talk, including the steps necessary for Japan to close its employment gender gap and encourage economic growth.

Company: Goldman Sachs Date added: 17-07-2014
Duration: 4
Categories: Japan


Goldman Sachs Kathy Matsui

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.

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