Tomo Kinoshita is the Chief Market Economist / Managing Director of Investment Research & Investor Services Department, Nomura Securities Co., based in Tokyo. He provides in-depth analysis on global economy and financial markets including Japan, Asia, US and Europe. Mr. Kinoshita’s viewpoints are truly Pan-Asian, acquired through his 15 years of experience in economic research in Asia. Prior to his current assignment, he covered Asian economies for 15 years including China, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and ASEAN, having been stationed in Singapore for five years and Hong Kong for nearly six years.
Known for his accurate economic forecast, he correctly forecast the positive impact of Abenomics on Japan’s economy at its early stages. His growth forecast on China was one of the most accurate when he was based in Hong Kong. His views are frequently aired by various TV programs and newspapers, including Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Nikkei, TV Tokyo and NHK.
Mr. Kinoshita also has extensive research management experience. In 2000, he became the Head of Asian Economic Research at the Nomura Research Institute based in Tokyo before he moved to Singapore to manage the Economic Research Division at Nomura Research Institute Singapore. In 2005, he became Chief Economist for Asia and Head of Asia Economic Research at Nomura Singapore. He moved to Nomura’s Hong Kong office in 2007 to hold the same position until early 2009, following which he managed the team as the Deputy Head of Economics, Asia ex-Japan. He was appointed as Chief Japan Economist for Nomura in July 2012.
Mr. Kinoshita received his master’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Economics degree from Kyoto University. He also engaged in political analysis when he was at the Washington, D.C., office of Nomura Research Institute America during 1990-1993 and 1996-1997. In 1995, he worked for the World Bank as a Consultant to the Financial Sector Development Department.