Privately owned. Personally managed.
Established in 2005, HFC Advisory Group is a strategic advisory firm that is headquartered in Tokyo and has representation in Asia and Europe. We work with clients globally. HFC is a true boutique: privately owned, personally managed. The firm was founded by Stefan Nilsson and is owned by its management.
CEO, Founder and Board Member
Stefan Nilsson, a Tokyo-based investor and entrepreneur, is a hedge fund industry executive who has worked in asset management and prime brokerage at investment banks JP Morgan and Bear Stearns in Tokyo. His main expertise lies in alternative investments, natural resources and media. He is a director of Terrasias Capital, a single family office, has been an independent director of several hedge funds and is founder of the Hedge Funds Club, Asia’s leading network of hedge fund managers and investors. MBA from Leicester University.
H.S.H. Prince Andreas von und zu Liechtenstein
Senior Adviser and Board Member
H.S.H. Prince Andreas von und zu Liechtenstein is based in Europe and has been active in the global finance industry in Europe and South Africa since 1998. Prince Andreas founded SELLBA iNVEST and has also worked with firms such as FactSet, Carson Europe and Citigate Financial Intelligence. He is a former president of the Scandinavian Association of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (SMOM). MBA from Schiller International University.
Director and Board Member
Ikuko Yamanaka has had a distinguished career in investment banking in London, Singapore and Tokyo over the past few decades. She has spent the bulk of her career with ABN AMRO/Royal Bank of Scotland but has also worked at Kokusai Securities and Daiwa Securities. In addition to her role at HFC, she currently serves as CEO and CIO of Terrasias Capital, a single family office in Japan. MBA from Leicester University.
Vice President – Europe
UK-based Joakim Nilsson has worked with the global investments industry in a variety of sales, marketing and business development positions since 2003. His career has included stints at firms such as Dow Jones, Financial News, HFMWeek/CTA Intelligence, Insolvency Today, Hedge Funds World and Clear Path Analysis. He currently serves as a Councillor of Barnt Green Parish Council in the UK and as an Associate Governor of St. Andrew’s CE First School in Barnt Green.