Cara Eio is the Head of Asia for Institutional Investor Research. She has overall responsibility for the division's business development and strategy, while leading efforts to ideate new products and offerings for clients across the Asia Pacific region.
Before joining Institutional Investor, Cara founded and ran her own regional IR consultancy in Hong Kong. Prior to this, Cara was the Managing Director at Nomura International (HK), where she led a world-class team responsible for the origination of corporate access. This included an advisory role to listcos, ideation of bespoke access for investors, and the planning of roadshows and conferences. In addition, she was Head of Client Strategy, focused on maximizing returns on the cash equity business, and was also part of the Asia Pacific Executive Operating Committee.
Prior to joining Nomura in 2009, Cara was Head of Corporate Access at Merrill Lynch (HK). Before joining Corporate Access, Cara was a publishing analyst, initially at Vickers Ballas and then at Merrill Lynch. She started her career with Schroders Investment Merchants Bank in syndicated loans in Singapore.
Cara graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce undergraduate degree, majoring in accounting and finance. More recently she attained her Masters of Education degree from the University of Hong Kong.
Cara advocates for girls' education issues and was an ambassador for the Women In Nomura (W.I.N.) network, promoting the recruitment, development, advancement, and retention of women. She continues to support women's issues with active involvement in the Women @ Euromoney initiative.