Masao Matsuda, Ph.D., CAIA, FRM, Chapter Executive

President and CEO, Crossgates Investment and Risk Management
Masao Matsuda, Ph.D., CAIA, FRM

Masao Matsuda has over three decades of experience in the global financial services industry. He has acted as CEO of a US broker-dealer and CEO/CIO of investment management firms. Throughout his career, he has specialized in asset allocation, alternative and traditional investments, and in financial risk management. 

Masao spent 18 years with the Nikko group of companies of Japan. Masao has extensive experience in developing quantitative models for asset allocation.  Masao served as Global Head and CIO of the World Series business of Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM).  For the last seven years of his career at Nikko, he served as President/CEO of various Nikko entities in the US. 

Masao has contributed a number of articles in Alternative Investment Analyst Review, in AllAboutAlpha, and in Portfolio for the Future, all published by the CAIA Association, as well as in GARP’s Risk Intelligence.  Masao also has created test items for FRM examinations for the past 15 years, and acted as a formal reviewer of 8 chapters of the FRM’s 2020 textbooks in “Financial Markets and Products” and “Valuation and Risk Models.”  He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Claremont Graduate University.  He holds CAIA and FRM designations.