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Kathy Matsui to Keynote Women in Finance Asia Awards

Markets Media Group and GlobalTrading are pleased to announced that Kathy Matsui, former vice chair of Goldman Sachs Japan and a longtime champion for women’s advancement in the workplace, will keynote the Women in Finance Asia Awards, to be webcast on Thursday, May 20.

Matsui will speak with Nasrine Ghozali, Chief Risk Officer for Oasis Management and a member of the WIFAA Advisory Board, in a ‘fireside’ chat at the event.

Kathy Matsui

Kathy was co-head of Macro Research in Asia and chief Japan equity strategist. She was ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor magazine multiple times, was chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “10 Women to Watch in Asia” in 2007 for her work on the “Womenomics” theme, and she was also named to Bloomberg Markets magazine’s “50 Most Influential” list in 2014.

Kathy has served on numerous government committees aimed at promoting gender diversity in Japan. She is a board member of the Asian University for Women (AUW) Support Foundation, chair of the Board of Councilors (Japan) of the US-Japan Council, director of the Fast Retailing Foundation, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Nature Conservancy-Asia Pacific Council, and Keizai Doyukai. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Japan Society Fund Against Breast Cancer. 

Kathy earned an AB, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard University and an MA from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

Nasrine Ghozali studied economics and finance in school and began her career in Paris in 2000 as a convertible bond trader in French banks, first at BNP Paribas and then at Natixis. She moved to Japan in 2006, joining Oasis in its Tokyo office as a convertible bond Portfolio Manager. She moved to Hong Kong with Oasis in 2008.

Nasrine Ghozali

In 2010, Nasrine left Oasis to co-found Silver Tree, a hedge fund focused on Asia event-driven trading, where she enjoyed the start-up experience and the business and management exposure. In 2016, she returned to Oasis in a new role, as Chief Risk Officer & Member, Strategies Group.

In her current role, Nasrine is responsible for overseeing and managing all market risks for the firm. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee, ESG Committee, and Risk Control, Counterparty, and Valuation Committees. Outside of her day-to-day role at Oasis, she co-founded the HK Board Diversity Investor Initiative, an investor group that pushes HK-listed public companies to improve gender diversity on their boards, and she is involved with the 30% Club investor chapters in HK and Japan.