Taisaku Kunisawa is Managing Director and Head of Client Advisory Group at PGIM Japan. He is responsible for institutional and intermediary sales, marketing, client on-boarding as well as client service. Before joining PGIM Japan in December 2017, Mr. Kunisawa spent six years at PIMCO Japan, where he was a senior client manager for financial institutions before taking the reins of pension business. Prior to that, Mr. Kunisawa worked at BlackRock Japan (formerly Barclays Global Investors), where he was a senior member of the team in charge of iShares (ETF Business) in Japan. Mr. Kunisawa began his career at Nippon Life Insurance in 1994. During his 14-year tenure at Nippon Life, Mr. Kunisawa assumed various roles including US Fixed Income portfolio manager at NLI International in New York.
Mr. Kunisawa earned a BA in Economics from Kobe University. He is a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan, and Certified International Investment Analyst.