Keita Kubota was named managing director and senior portfolio manager at Neuberger Berman, leading the money manager's first Japan-based equities team.
Based in Tokyo, Mr. Kubota will lead the team managing a Japan equity engagement strategy, according to a news release Wednesday.
The actively managed Japanese small/midcap equity strategy will be offered to institutional and high-net-worth clients. It seeks "attractive returns through active engagement and constructive dialog" with companies, the news release said.
Mr. Kubota was previously deputy head of Japan equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Aberdeen Standard spokesman James Thorneley said Mr. Kubota left the firm in August and his responsibilities have been taken on by other team members.
Neuberger Berman has about $339 billion in assets under management.
Neuberger spokesman Alexander Samuelson could not be immediately reached to provide further information.