Research Team

PSA’s research team has access to corporate senior management. Our team in Tokyo can extend that access to investors both overseas and in Japan by arranging conference calls and face-to-face meetings. Where translators are needed, we are also a resource.

Pelham Smithers

Electronics, Telecoms, Pharma

Julie Boote


Joel Scheiman

Materials, Chemicals

Thao Nguyen

Internet, eCommerce

William Nestuk

Auto Parts, Machinery

Lindsay Whipp

Enterprise Software

Sales Team

Our sales team is headed up by James Ford, co-founder of PSA and a twenty-five-year veteran of the Japanese equity market. As someone who has only known a bear market, James recognises that the key to providing a true investment advisory service is to ensure that customers are fully aware and fully understand the opportunities and pitfalls that await them. With that in mind, James has built up a strong team of experienced account executives who can provide you with the information you need, wherever you are, whenever you need it.

James Ford


Cindy Baker


Debby Guthrie


Robert Jameson

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