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Company Profile

Company NameShared Research Inc.
AddressWacore Sendagi Bldg. 6F, 3-31-12 Sendagi Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0022 Japan
EstablishedFebruary 25, 2009
Capital50 million yen
DirectorsOleg Zuravljov | Chairman and Representative Director
Yasushi Sumikawa | Representative Director
Hironobu Sawake | Director
Jeff Loucks | Director

About Our Business

We offer corporate clients comprehensive report coverage, a service that allows them to better inform investors and other stakeholders by presenting a continuously updated third-party view of business fundamentals, independent of investment biases.


Hironobu SawakeDirector of Research

After graduating from Yokohama National University’s Faculty of Business Administration (Division of Accounting and Information), Sawake joined Nikko Securities and was assigned to the Nikko Research Center. He went on to work at ABN AMRO Securities, ING Barings, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (including UFJ Tsubasa Securities Co. Ltd. prior to the merger), and JP Morgan Securities Japan Co. Ltd. before joining Shared Research. He was also a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center from June 1992 to April 1993, and is a former member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan Corporate Disclosure Study Group. As an analyst, he has covered the industrial machinery, network communications, media, games, and information services sectors, and the U.S high-tech industry while at Nikko Research Center (America). He consistently ranked among the top ranking analysts from 1997-2010, ranking second in both Institutional Investor and Nikkei Veritas analysts polls in 2009 for his coverage of the telecommunications sector.

Noritomo NomotoSenior Analyst

Noritomo was a fund manager at a hedge fund. He was also an analyst at Allianz Global Investors Japan, Partners Asset Management (acquired by Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management), and was responsible for product planning at Yamaichi Investment Trust Management (now known as Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management). Noritomo received a B.A. in Economics from Saitama University.

Nobuaki OkimotoSenior Analyst

After graduating from the University of Tokyo (Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), Nobuaki joined Nikko Securities, where he was seconded to Nikko Research Center. He later worked at BNP Paribas Japan, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Shinko Asset Management, and Asset Management One before joining Shared Research. His focuses as an analyst include industrial machinery, electronics, general trading companies, telecommunications, and small and medium-sized companies.

Takaaki KanaiSenior Analyst

After engaging in auditing services and IPO support at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as a CPA, Takaaki was involved in work related to M&A, business succession, and corporate governance to improve corporate value before joining Shared Research.

Takashi MoriwakiSenior Analyst

After graduating from the University of Tokyo (Faculty of Economics) in 1995, Takashi joined Nomura Securities. He later worked at Deutsche Securities, Jefferies Securities, and Mizuho Securities before joining Shared Research in 2019. He worked as a sell-side analyst since 1998. His focuses include leading manufacturing companies in Japan, such as machinery / industrial, auto parts, and automobile sectors. In 2017, he won third place in the Institutional Investors analyst ranking as an automotive sector analyst. In the 2018 Thomson Reuters Analyst Award, he won 2nd place in automotive earnings estimates.

Shinichi IimuraSenior Analyst

After graduating from Keio University (Faculty of Economics) in 1990, he joined the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan. He later worked at Nomura Research Institute (in Japan and the US), Nomura Securities Financial Economics Research Institute, and Merrill Lynch Japan Securities before joining Shared Research. As a researcher, he researched domestic and foreign capital markets and management strategies of domestic and foreign financial institutions. As an equity analyst, he focused on nonbank and banking sectors. In the Nikkei analyst ranking, he ranked third in the nonbank sector in 2008 and also ranked among the top as a bank analyst.

Hidetoshi ShiodaSenior Analyst

He joined Nomura Research Institute in 1991. He later worked at Nomura Securities Financial Economics Research Institute, Mizuho Securities, SMBC Nikko Securities, and Circle Cross Corporation. His focuses include energy, chemistry, and trading company sectors. In 2010 and 2014, he won first place in the Thomson Reuters Analyst Award.

Mayumi TsudaAnalyst

She worked for AXA Life and Jefferies Japan. In 2002, she moved to London and worked at FM Capital Management as an analyst. From 1994, she was an assistant to fund managers at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.


Company NameShared Research Latitude Inc.
AddressWacore Sendagi Bldg. 7F, 3-31-12 Sendagi Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0022 Japan
EstablishedMay 1, 2013
Capital3 million yen

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Our Policy

We interview management for hours, asking exhaustive questions to uncover the essence of the business.

We pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and discuss strategy. Our aim is to make deep knowledge about the company readily available, saving investors time and enabling dialogue.

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