Kouji Yamada, CFA, MBA, Chief Investment Officer, Global Equity Portfolio Manager, and Managing Partner, founded Analog Investment Edge (AIE), a concentrated Japanese public equity fund and merged with Lateef in 2018. Mr. Yamada has 25 years of investment management experience. Prior to AIE, he was a Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager of Mission Value Partners, and he was the Founder and Portfolio Manager of JCA Partners. From 1995-2006, he worked at Dodge & Cox, during which time he co-founded and co-managed the International Stock Fund ($33.7bn at departure). Prior to Dodge & Cox, he worked at JP Morgan in corporate finance and equity research and at Deloitte & Touche in consulting. During 2009-2013, he was a guest lecturer at Hitotsubashi ICS University, Tokyo in Ethics and Behavioral Economics, Capital Markets, and Investment Strategy. He has a B.A. in philosophy from University of Chicago and an MBA from Harvard Business School and he is a CFA. He is a participant and moderator for the Silicon Valley Japan Platform, former Executive Board Member of the Japan Society of Northern California, former University of Chicago Visiting Committee member.
Chief Investment Officer, Global Equity, Managing Partner