Coprossa Investment Team. Naoki Takeuchi is the Fund CIO (first one from left)

Fund Strategy

The fund follows an absolute return market neutral approach through long/short trading of Japanese stocks and their derivatives. The fund plans to generate additional alpha as well as stable returns with various opportunities derived from the difference in recognition method against market consensus.


Naoki Takeuchi is the Chief Investment Officer of the Coprossa Investment Fund. With over 26 years of industry experience, he initially joined Daiwa securities from April 1991 to March 1999, where he gained experience in equity research sales and received training in fund management.

From April 1999 to April 2000, he joined ABN AMRO securities and contributed to the launch of Japanese equity business as an institutional sales manager and ranked within Top 6 for major domestic investors. From May 2000, he had a 11-year stint at Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director since 2008 and had roles including Head of Japan Equity Sales and Head of Hedge Fund Sales.

During this time, he led an institutional sales team in Japan and created profitable businesses not only with the equity department, but also with the Prop desk, Bond, FX, Wealth Management department, making significant revenue contribution for his hedge fund clients as well as for Merrill Lynch. From August 2011 to April 2018, he was a Portfolio Manager at Asset Design Co. Over the course of his investment career, he has received significant industry recognition from AsiaHedge and Eurekahedge.