Daisuke Taniguchi

Managing Director - Head of Asset Management, Japan

Mr. Taniguchi joined Gaw Capital in 2024 as Managing Director – Head of Asset Management, Japan. Overseeing the firm’s asset management in Japan, he brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to the table.

Mr. Taniguchi has nearly 30 years of work experience in the finance and asset management industry. Before joining Gaw Capital, Mr. Taniguchi served as the President & CEO of First Brothers Asset Management Co., Ltd. (FBAM) from 2022 to 2024, where he demonstrated unparalleled leadership in asset management, principal investment, and portfolio management. He spent over 14 years at First Brothers Co., Ltd. and First Brothers Asset Management Co., Ltd. in various leadership roles. During his tenure, he managed assets worth billions of yen with more than 180 assets over Japan. Mr. Taniguchi also played an instrumental role in transitioning the company’s focus from third-party asset management to principal investment and ventured into VC/PE investments.

Prior to that, he held positions at Aetos group, MID group, Hudson Japan, and Kajima group, maintaining expertise in comprehensive asset management, investment, internal control, as well as team management.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Law from the Osaka Metropolitan University (formerly Osaka City University).