Justin Shigemi’s practice focuses on the representation of investment advisers, broker-dealers, private funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds and offshore funds, and institutional investors, including family offices. Mr. Shigemi advises as to all aspects of the fund structuring and formation process, preparation and review of fund offering documents and marketing materials, SEC and state investment adviser registration, CFTC commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor registration, FINRA and NFA membership and other licensing matters, preparation and negotiation of marketing/introduction agreements, the development and implementation of compliance programs and procedures and ongoing compliance matters. Mr. Shigemi’s practice has also begun to focus on the fintech industry, including robo-advisers, blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs.
Mr. Shigemi received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2005, where he was the recipient of the Larry Fleisher Memorial Foundation Prize for extraordinary achievement in the area of Sports and Entertainment Law. He received a B.A., with Honors, from Yale University in 1998. Mr. Shigemi is admitted to practice in the States of Connecticut and New York.
Enio Shinohara is a managing partner at WE Capital NYC where he is responsible for asset allocation and international managed accounts for Brazilian families, allocating capital across asset classes and geographies with particular focus on alternative investments (hedge funds, private credit, private equity/venture capital and real estate).
Previously, he had been managing director, partner and head of portfolio solutions at BTG Pactual (2009-2019), a partner and portfolio manager at Claritas Investments (2005-2009) where he focused on emerging markets and niche strategies in developed markets, a principal partner at GFIA pte (2004-2005), and a portfolio manager at GP Investimentos (2000-2002)
He attended the Harvard Business School Executive Program and received his MBA in finance and business strategy from INSEAD. He received his BBA in business administration from EAESP-FGV (Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas) in São Paulo, Brazil.
Jane Silfen is the founder of Mayfair Advisors LLC, which advises clients on sustainability and clean technology investment opportunities. She was previously a Vice President at Encourage Capital, and began her career in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Philip Simotas joined ROW Asset Management in May 2015 as the Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Mr. Simotas oversees several functions which include managing the business development, product development and marketing processes as well as the general operations of the company.
Prior to joining ROW, Philip Simotas was one of the principals of FX Concepts, where over a 20 year period spanning from 1993 to 2013, he built one of the premier investment management firms specializing in foreign currency and global fixed income management. At its peak in 2008, FX Concepts managed about $14 billion in assets. While as President of the firm, he oversaw all aspects of the company’s day to day operations, his primary areas of focus and expertise included portfolio and risk management, research and product development, as well as business development and marketing.
Overall, his experience in currency and derivatives trading spans almost 30 years having begun his career as a currency trader for Dean Witter in 1986. Mr. Simotas is a cum laude graduate of Yale University with a degree in Economics.
John is an experienced investment management professional, having been an analyst, portfolio manager, and senior executive at some of the preeminent global asset management firms. Prior to founding IGP, John was Managing Director, Head of Research for Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and priorities of Fidelity research and directly responsible for the performance of the following research teams: core technology, real estate, diversified analysts, international small cap and India. At Fidelity, John managed over 45 analysts and portfolio managers investing over $550 billion in assets. Prior to Fidelity, John was Senior Equity Analyst, Director of Research and head of consumer research for Pioneer Investments. He outperformed the market by 300bps over his two years managing Pioneer’s research fund. John was also a portfolio manager at Prudential and Montgomery Asset Management. While at Montgomery, he managed over $3b billion in assets for institutional clients. Earlier John was a Senior Global Equity Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein for 6 years.
In 2009, John left Fidelity to start, incubate and invest in new ventures. To date he has founded Cellucomp, Longbridge Financial, Education Funding Partners, and most recently Infusion Global Partners. John holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University with concentration in Finance and East Asian Affairs. John is fluent in Japanese.