Portfolio Management

Mitsuhiro Yuasa

Rheos Capital Works Inc

Tokyo, Japan

Funds Managed


Strategic Japan Opportunities Fund

Mitsuhiro has over 29 years investment experience and co-founded Rheos in 2003 following a career at Rothschild Asset Management and Gartmore Asset Management.

Mitsuhiro has extensive experience managing foreign institutional and domestic pension clients. Further Mitsuhiro has superior analytical, knowledge and management skills in relation to emerging growth stock portfolios and equity strategies, with a deep understanding of the Japanese and global asset management industry.


INVESTMENT TEAM – Rheos Capital Works Inc

Hideto Fujino


Hideto co-founded Rheos Capital Works in 2003 following a career at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Jardine Fleming (currently JP Morgan Asset Management) and Nomura Asset Management. He has served as CIO of Rheos since its creation. He has extensive experience managing local and foreign pension funds and domestic investments trusts. Hideto is well known as the leading Japanese expert on new and emerging growth company investing. Hideto holds the CMA, is a Fellow of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Academy and is a lecturer at the Meiji University.

Shota Watanabe


Shota has 23 years investment experience, having joined Daiwa Asset Management in 1997 as an analyst/fund manager including Japanese small cap funds and joined Rheos in February 2006.

Hisashi Yatsuo


Hisashi has 14 years investment experience, having formerly worked for Optimal Fund Management and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities. Hisashi joined Rheos in February 2013.

Yasuto Sasaki

Senior Analyst

Yasuto has 14 years investment experience. He graduated from California State University in 2006. Yasuto started his career as an analyst at a consulting firm, before joining Rheos in 2009. In 2013 Yasuto moved to a long / short Japanese hedge fund, before returning to Rheos in 2016.

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