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.
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 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.
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 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.
Global Head of Sales
Ayano brings on board strong institutional client expertise with a proven track record on Wall Street in institutional Japanese equity sales. She has 15+ years of experience across banks such as Nomura, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and UBS.
A Japanese native, Ayano is based in New York and graduated from Keio University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science and George Washington University with a Master of Arts majoring in International Affairs.
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 Tokyo and graduated from Hosei University with a Bachelor of Economics and American University (Washington D.C.) with a Master of Financial Economics.
Head of Strategic Initiatives and SCRIPTS Asia Alpha
Toshihiko Nakajima has over 35 years of experience in equity research at global securities companies including Mizuho Securities, BA Merrill Lynch, Salomon Brothers and Nomura Securities as a senior analyst and in research management. A Japanese native, Toshihiko is based in Tokyo and graduated from the University of Hawaii.
At SCRIPTS Asia, Toshihiko is in charge of various strategic initiatives for the company including the SCRIPTS Asia Alpha Service Platform.
Global Head of Marketing
Michelle has over 10 years of experience across Sales and Marketing Roles at various financial institutions, fintech and consumer startups. She commenced her career as an investment analyst at Macquarie Bank in Sydney before transitioning to a Sales and Marketing role at State Street in Hong Kong. She brings on board her experience in spearheading growth for scaling fast-growing startups.
She graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce degree and has attained her CFA Level I.
- Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
- Advantest Corporation
- ITOCHU Corporation
- Eisai Co., Ltd.
- AGC Inc.
- Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
- Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
- Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
- Create SD Holdings Co., Ltd.
- KOSÉ Corporation
- Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.
- Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
- Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
- Sysmex Corporation
- Shinsei Bank, Limited
- Sumitomo Corporation
- Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
- Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
- Tokuyama Corporation
- Toyota Motor Corporation
- Nidec Corporation
- House Foods Group Inc.
- Pan Pacific International Holdings Corporation
- Hirose Electric Co.,Ltd.
- Brother Industries, Ltd.
- Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
- Yokogawa Electric Corporation
- Lion Corporation
- Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
- Renesas Electronics Corporation