Team in Tokyo, Japan

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Mio Kato, CFA

Mio is the founder of LightStream Research. Previously, Mio was the head of research at Uzabase Inc. prior to which he was a senior analyst at FrontPoint Partners. Mio has a BSc. from London School of Economics.

 

Team in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Shifara Samsudeen

Shifara has over 10 years of experience in investment research with exposure to tech, real-estate, telco, chemicals, retail and automobile sectors. Currently at LightStream Research, Shifara covers the global semiconductor sector while providing supervisory assistance to the rest of the team in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining Lightstream Research, Shifara worked as an Assistant Director at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Sri Lanka. Shifara has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B. Sc. Accounting (special)) and is an Associate Member of CIMA – UK.

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Oshadhi Kumarasiri

Oshadhi has over 7 years of experience in investment research mainly covering consumer staples and discretionary sectors. Currently at LightStream Research Oshadhi acts as senior analyst and covers the Japanese consumer sector. Prior to that Oshadhi had experience of covering banking, insurance and asset management, telco, tech and airlines stocks. Before joining Lightstream Research, Oshadhi worked as an Assistant Director at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Sri Lanka. Oshadhi has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is an Associate Member of CIMA – UK.

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Aqila Ali

Aqila currently serves as an Equity Research Analyst at LightStream Research covering Japanese and Indian equities alongside thematic research for the auto parts and related sectors. Previously, she worked as an Industry Research Analyst at Uzabase Inc, where she covered the US and Thailand industries, while also working on Advanced Client Services requests. Aqila holds a BSc. degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of London (LSE) and is also an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) .

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Supun Walpola

Supun is currently an Equity Research Analyst at Lightstream Research, covering internet related equities in Japanese and Global markets. Prior to joining LightStream Research, Supun worked as an Industry Research Analyst covering the healthcare and internet sectors at Uzabase Inc, Tokyo. He holds a Degree in Finance from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Farha Sabri

Farha currently serves as an Equity Research Analyst at LightStream Research, primarily covering the gaming, esports, AR, VR and consumer electronics sectors. Prior to joining LightStream Reasearch, Farha carried out Industry Research and Advanced Client Services covering the automotive, internet and healthcare sectors for Uzabase Inc. Farha is an Associate Member of CIMA-UK.

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Gervin Gayan

Gayan currently serves as an Equity Research Analyst at LightStream Research mainly focusing on building financial models for the Heavy Machinery and Automotive industries. Gayan previously worked at Uzabase Inc, providing Advanced Client Services and building financial models for the company. Gayan holds a a BSc. Special degree in Finance with Economics as minors from the University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Sri Lanka.

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Gihan Bandara

Gihan currently serves as a Equity research Analyst at LightStream Recearch, mainly engaged in providing financial models for consumer staples companies in Japan. Before moving to Lightstream Research, Gihan worked as an Industry Research Analyst for Uzabase Inc, where he engaged in developing financial models for Japanese auto makers, Industry analysis and KPI identification for different finance related industries and Advance Client services. He holds a BSc Special degree in Finance with Economics as minors from University of Sri Jayewardenapura Sri Lanka.

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Shalini Kurukulasuriya

Shalini currently serves as a Equity Research Analyst whose primary focus involves building financial models covering the consumer goods sector in Japan. Prior to joining LightStream Research, Shalini worked as a Junior Executive in the Finance Department of Hayleys Advantis Limited. Shalini is an affiliate of ACCA-UK and is currently reading for her LLB.

 

Tokyo Office

6F, Sumitomo RD Building #3
3-6, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 1020083

Tel: +81 (0)3-6265-6444

 
 

Sri Lanka Office

39, Canal Row
Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

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