Ex-Barclays MD Joins Fintech Firm

Morifumi Yotsumoto, Alpaca

Morifumi Yotsumoto, Alpaca

A former Head of DCM and Structured Products with Barclays has joined AI-fintech firm Alpaca as Head of Japan to accelerate the firms Japanese business push.

Financial trading technology startup Alpaca has added former Barclays Managing Director Morifumi Yotsumoto as its Head of Japan and Chief Financial Officer.

Yotsumoto began his career at Nissho Iwai in 1993, one of Japan’s top trading companies, where he traded various financial products. He joined Lehman Brothers in 1999 and started the Securitization business and structured ABS, RMBS, and CMBS at Lehman Japan. Under his leadership, Lehman became one of the most successful securitization firms in Japan.

In 2005 he moved to Barclays where he started and led multiple business initiatives. He took various senior roles where he ran Structured Product Sales, Real Estate Capital Markets, and DCM covering financial institutions, large cap corporations, and munis.

Most recently he was a Managing Director at Barclays as Head of DCM and Structured Products in Japan.

Strong Investment Partners

Since its inception, Alpaca’s team of top level technologists has focused on developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data technology around the capital market data. 

Among the firms investors are SMBC Venture Capital, Genuine Startups and NEC Capital Solutions. 

The San Mateo-based, AI-Fintech startup has also introduced a new website and company logo that focuses on its flagship products, AlpacaScan and AlpacaAlgo.






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