Managing Director and CEO
Alvaro has broad experience establishing and growing financial businesses from the ground up in Japan. These have included asset management (hedge fund, private equity, real estate, venture) roles in fund start-up fund advisory, fund due diligence, business
development, legal documentation and compliance. Investment banking roles have included proprietary investment sourcing and origination in Japanese private market special situations, investment due diligence, valuation,
structuring and documentation. He began his career with the Sony Corporation in the US in 1982, as a Product Manager. Subsequently, he joined Morgan Stanley in New York and transferred to Tokyo, building a career with the
firm that spanned over 21 years. Alvaro was a founding member of the Japan interest-rate derivatives desk covering global macro funds, the Japan Global High Yield trading desk and the Japan Special Situations Group, which
focused on proprietary investments in special situations, loans, private equity and real estate. His role in the Japan Special Situations Group included originating non-performing assets from major Japanese banks and life
companies. Prior to joining Gordian Capital Japan, he spent several years in the area of fund advisory and due diligence. Trilingual in English, Japanese and Spanish, Alvaro earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science cum laude from Princeton University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.