Accounting and Finance
Courses: Essentials of Accounting
BA in Accounting and Finance, Michigan State University
Mr. Sigaty began his career in public accounting in the United States. Since earning his CPA in California, he has spent the last thirty years in banking, investment banking, asset management, and insurance enterprises in Japan. He has had a variety of staff and management roles in accounting, credit and investment analysis, fixed income trading, risk control, and strategic planning. In recent years he has served as Asia/Pacific financial controller for a major investment bank, Japan CFO for a global asset management group, and CFO of a Japanese life insurance company.
Mr. Sigaty is fascinated by the ideas of behavioral finance and their impact on decision making in business and the interpretation of information (both financial and non-financial). He spends a great deal of his spare time playing Igo (6 dan) and has been known to indulge his taste for Japanese sake (nihon shu).