OKADA Katsuhiko

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OKADA Katsuhiko
Alternative names
Kwansei Gakuin University
Institute of Business and Accounting Business School
Job title
MBA(Washington University in St. Louis), PhD (Finance)(Kobe University)
Other affiliation
Japan Securities Analyst AssociationJapan Financial Service Agency
Research funding number


Before getting into academics, I had been engaged in trading business for more than 15 years. A total of 10 years of trading derivative products at major financial institutions including Mitsubishi Trust, Morgan Stanley, New York, Tokyo and UBS Tokyo. In 1996, I became a founding member of a Singapore based hedge fund company; Halberdier Capital Management Pte. Ltd. I started serving at Kwansei Gakuin University at 2005 as an assistant professor, 2007-2009 as an associate professor and became full professor in 2010. My classes at Business school include, Corporate Finance, Investment, Behavioral Finance, and Special Topics in Finance.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2011
Professor, Institute of Business and Accounting Business School, Kwansei Gakuin University
Jan 2011
CEO/CIO, Magne-Max Capital Management Co. Ltd.
Apr 2007
Mar 2011
Associate Professor, Institute of Business and Accounting Business School, Kwansei Gakuin University
Apr 2005
Mar 2007
Assistant Professor, Institute of Business and Accounting Business School, Kwansei Gakuin University
Jul 1996
Apr 2001
Director, Halberdier Capital Management, Singapore
Oct 1992
Jun 1996
FVP, Equity Derivatives, UBS Investment Bank Tokyo
May 1990
Oct 1992
Trader, International Arbitrage, Morgan Stanley New York


Apr 2002
Mar 2006
Graduate School of Business, Kobe University
Sep 1988
May 1990
John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University

Awards & Honors

Oct 2015
Best Paper Award 2014, SAAJ
Oct 2004
Best paper award for Securities Analyst Journal 2003, Securities Analyst Association in Japan

Published Papers

Application of AI technology in the financial market
OKADA Katsuhiko
Capital Market Monthly   Vol 393(May) 16-25   May 2018
OKADA Katsuhiko, Hamuro Yukinobu,
105th SIG-FPAI      Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Daisuke Hayashi, Yukinobu Hamuro, Katsuhiko Okada, Shinichi Minato
105th SIG-FPAI      Jan 2018   [Refereed]
No whisper no value? – The effects of analysts’ earnings preview ban and the stock market behavior surrounding earnings announcement
Katsuhiko Okada, Hidenori Takahashi
The 25th Conference on Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets      Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Yukinobu Hamuro, Katsuhiko Okada
Securities Analyst Journal   Vol.55(10) 37-48   Oct 2017
Yasutomo Tsukioka, Takahiro Yamazaki, Ryutaro Kurai, Katsuhiko Okada
JSAI Proceedings 2016      May 2017
Katsuhiko Okada, Yukinobu Hamuro, Stephane Cheung
Securities Analyst Journal   Vol.55(3) 69-80   Mar 2017   [Refereed]

Books etc

Investment strategy in the 21st century. How to capitalize on Yahoo! Japan Big Data and AI technology
OKADA Katsuhiko
KODANSHA   Apr 2018   ISBN:978-4-06-221038-6
Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence
OKADA Katsuhiko (Part:Contributor, 金融)
Kyoritsu Publishing   Jul 2017   ISBN:978-4-320-12420-2
The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management
Katsuhiko Okada (Part:Contributor, The Japanese stock market)
Routledge   Jan 2016   
Behavioral Interactions, Markets, and Economic Dynamics
Katsuhiko Okada, Takashi Yamasaki, Yukinobu Hamuro (Part:Joint Work)
Springer Japan   Nov 2015   
Chuo Keizai Press   Jan 2014   ISBN:978-4-502-08680-9

Conference Activities & Talks

Asset Management Business and Pricing Models [Invited]
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MEW   20 Mar 2019   
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Alternative Data Conference   20 Mar 2019   Nikkei
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Financial Markets Forum by Academia Business and the Government   22 Feb 2019   
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Japan Society of Monetary Economics   26 May 2019   
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Patent Information fair and conference   8 Nov 2018   
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Faculty seminar at Hitotsubashi University   11 Jun 2018   
Supply chain network and information propagation [Invited]
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Japan Society for Business Mathematics   2 Jun 2018   
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American Chamber of Commerce, Lunch Seminar   15 May 2018   
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MPT Forum   10 May 2018   
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Capital Market Research Society   1 Mar 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Oct 2014 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Takeaki Uno
Discrete Structure Manipulationi Project
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Shiichi Minato