Yasunori, “Yas,” Iwanaga is CIO at Amundi Japan. He heads the group of 40 investment professionals with equity (active / index) and fixed income expertise. Prior to joining the firm in July 2014 after a short stint at Incapture Japan as senior consultant, Yas was a managing director and CIO at BlackRock Japan, the former Barclays Global Investors Japan. During his 13 years at BGI/ BLK, he managed and represented a suite of investment products including currency overlay, FoHFs, global macro hedge fund, multi-asset solutions, and active equity strategies. He joined BGI in 1999 from the Nippon Credit Bank after experiencing money market dealer, JGB sales, and other assignments. Yas earned his BA in law from Hitotsubashi University, MBA from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD in Finance from EDHEC business school.