Mr. Shinkawa is responsible for research analysis in real estate and REITs sector, and coverage expands over seven countries in the Asia Pacific region (including Japan) for the management of Global REITs fund, Asia REITs fund and J-REITs fund mandates. He joined Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management (“SMAM”) in 2011. He worked for over five years at SMAM as an equity research analyst covering real estate, construction and J-REIT sectors. Prior to joining SMAM, he joined SMBC Nikko Securities in 2010, preceded by joining Macquarie Capital Securities in 2008,Citi Group Securities in 2004 as an equity research analyst. He has over 10 years of experience in investment research and fund management.