About Us

Our Story

For more than 15 years, coverage of investor events has been standard practice in North American and European markets as an essential method of corporate disclosure. The story for Asia listed corporates, however, is different.

Recognizing this discrepancy, SCRIPTS Asia was formed in 2017 with ambitions to become the premier provider of investor event coverage throughout the Asia Pacific. In partnership with the Nikkei Group, our mission is to bolster corporate disclosure and transparency for our Asian corporate partners, while also providing the opportunity for listed companies to showcase their most important financial updates to existing and prospective shareholders.

Together as a team, we are proud to become the first service provider to gain permission to attend domestic investor events such as earnings meetings, analyst briefings and shareholder meetings. From these events, we produce comprehensive English and local language transcripts, in addition to a database of event statistics – all within a time frame of 24 hours.

Leadership

Erik Abbott

Founder / CEO

Erik has spent most of his life working and living in Asia, following his first visit to Japan in the mid-1980s.  Prior to founding SCRIPTS Asia, Erik was the Regional Director of Japan & Korea Markets...

Erik has spent most of his life working and living in Asia, following his first visit to Japan in the mid-1980s.  Prior to founding SCRIPTS Asia, Erik was the Regional Director of Japan & Korea Markets at FactSet Research Systems for more than a decade.  Erik has also developed relationships with many of the largest vendors and exchanges in the Asia Pacific region, including the Nikkei Group, with whom SCRIPTS Asia is partnered.

Erik attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where he earned a B.A in Japanese Language and International Politics & Economics.  Erik also studied at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and is fluent in Japanese.

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Dan Rose

Chief Technology Officer

Dan’s 30-year career has focused on collaborating with business leaders to develop solutions that leveraging technology and scale.   Having worked across various industries from Manufacturing and Healthcare to his 20+ years specifically in Financial data services...

Dan’s 30-year career has focused on collaborating with business leaders to develop solutions that leveraging technology and scale.   Having worked across various industries from Manufacturing and Healthcare to his 20+ years specifically in Financial data services helps to guide the SCRIPTS Asia technology and product roadmap.   Prior to joining SCRIPTS Asia, Dan was Global Head of Sales Engineering at FactSet Research Systems, working with their largest client to design and integration of FactSet’s technical solutions.  

Dan attended Bentley University in the Boston area with a curriculum focused on Computer Science, Finance and Economics and graduating with a degree in Computer Information Systems.   Postgraduate work at Northeastern University focused on telecommunications and network design.

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Junichi Hongo

Managing Director.
Head of Global Corporate Partners

Junichi Hongo brings on 20 years of experience in Corporate Access and IR Advisory in New York and Tokyo, his latest role being the Head of Corporate Access at UBS Securities in Tokyo. Junichi is based in...

Junichi Hongo brings on 20 years of experience in Corporate Access and IR Advisory in New York and Tokyo, his latest role being the Head of Corporate Access at UBS Securities in Tokyo.

Junichi is based in Tokyo and graduated from Hosei University with a Bachelor of Economics and American University (Washington D.C.) with a Master of Financial Economics.

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Jeff Bauman

Global Head of Data Analytics and Feed Services

Jeff has 20-year track record of selling data, analytics and tools to the quantitative management/data science and asset management communities.  Prior to joining SCRIPTS Asia, Jeff was most recently the Head of Quant Proposition Sales at Refinitiv, where he...

Jeff has 20-year track record of selling data, analytics and tools to the quantitative management/data science and asset management communities.  Prior to joining SCRIPTS Asia, Jeff was most recently the Head of Quant Proposition Sales at Refinitiv, where he managed a team responsible for growing the firm’s data feed and platform businesses.  Prior to that, he held sales and account management roles at Thomson Reuters, TIM Group and StarMine.

Jeff attended Providence College in Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.  He also earned an MBA degree in Finance from Fordham University in New York City.

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Latest News

September 23, 2020

SCRIPTS Asia Coverage Exceeds 1,000 Regional Equities With Entry Into New Markets

Coverage Growth Led by Gains in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea Markets SEATTLE, Wash., Sept.21, 2020 – SCRIPTS Asia Inc., the leading provider of investor event data for Asia Read More +

April 3, 2020

TSE to launch Investor Transcript Service

SCRIPTS Asia Inc. (“SCRIPTS Asia”, CEO: Erik Abbott), the leading provider of investor event coverage for Asia Pacific, and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (“TSE”, President & CEO: Koichiro Miyahara), have Read More +

Office Locations

SCRIPTS Asia Branches