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SAAJ Seminars and Annual Conference

SAAJ holds various kinds of seminars to enable members to brush up their knowledge and learn the latest developments in the investment world.


 

SAAJ INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

Newly introduced as an annual continuing education program for investment professionals, the “SAAJ International Seminar” is a high-caliber seminar focusing on the most critical issues related to investment management. This seminar is supported by supranational organizations of professional financial analysts: ACIIA (The Association of Certified International Investment Analysts); ASIF (Asian Securities and Investments Federation); and EFFAS (The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies).

   2014    The Future of Investment Strategy under the Dramatic Changes in the Investment Environment
  6-7 March 2014, Tokyo                                                                                    
   2013    Pension Fund Management in Global Low-growth Environment
  21-22 February 2013, Tokyo                                                                                    
   2012    The Future Asset Management Business in Japan and its Strategies for Further
  Development : Proposals for New Strategies

  24-25 February 2012, Tokyo                                                                                    
   2011    Exploring New Investment Strategies in a Paradigm Shift
  17-18 February 2011, Tokyo                                                                                    

 

SAAJ SEMINAR

This seminar mainly focuses on equity analysis and is held in Tokyo annually.

   2013    Re-evaluating Japanese Stocks in Expanding Global Investments
  18 January 2013
   2012    Equity Investments under Adversity - Towards Recovery of Japanese Corporations
  20 January 2012
   2011    Development of Equity Markets and Changing Climate Surrounding Equity Investment
  in Asian Countries

  19 January 2011

 

SAAJ SUMMER SEMINAR

This seminar targets the analysis of macroeconomics, finance, and bond investments and is held in Tokyo every summer.

   2013   Investment Strategy in an Entirely New Dimension of Monetary Easing
  3 July 2013
   2011   Fixed Income Investments after Great East Japan Earthquake
  29 June 2011
   2010    Emergence of Sovereign Risk and Implications
  7 July 2010

 

SAAJ-NIPPON FINANCE ASSOCIATION JOINT SEMINAR

This seminar is jointly conducted with the Nippon Finance Association focusing on interesting topics for academics and practitioners and is held in Tokyo annually.

   2013   Sustainability of Asset Value Increases
  9 September 2013
   2011   Commodity Investments and Strategies: Theories and Practices amid Rising Commodity Prices
  29 September 2011
   2010    Launch of TSE’s Arrowhead and its Impact on Stock Trading and Pricing
  3 September 2010

 

SAAJ PRIVATE BANKING (PB) SEMINAR

SAAJ holds a two-day seminar with case study sessions for wealth management in Tokyo every year, which provides participants an opportunity to keep up to date and maintain their reputation as reliable advisers. Supplementary seminars are also held focusing on specific topics.

   2010    4th Private Banking Seminar: Theory and Practice for Private Bankers
  10 and 17 December 2010
  Adult Guardianship System: To Enhance Professional Capabilities of Private Bankers
  14 October 2010
  Asset Management in the form of Corporation or Trust for High Net Worth Individuals
  30 September 2010
  Life Time Transfer for High Net Worth Individuals
  17 September 2010
  Education for the Next Generation in the Global Era: Advisory Services for High
  Net Worth Families in Overseas and Japan
  30 August 2010
  Inheritance and Gift in a Global World: Issue of Possible Double Taxation between
  Japan and the U.S. Property Taxes
  24 June 2010
  Characteristics of Owners’ Corporate Management: To Enhance Professional
  Capabilities of Private Bankers
  10 May 2010

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Seminars for CIIA holders from abroad

The SAAJ will hold four seminars (including lunch) which CIIA holders from abroad are eligible to attend without any participation fee. All these seminars will be held in Tokyo.

  • 9 September 2013: SAAJ-Nippon Finance Association Joint Seminar
    “Sustainability of Asset Value Increases”
  • 3 July 2013: SAAJ Summer Seminar
    “Investment Strategy in an Entirely New Dimension of Monetary Easing”
  • 21-22 February 2013: SAAJ International Seminar
    “Pension Fund Management in Global Low Growth Environment”
  • 18 January 2013: SAAJ Seminar
    “Re-evaluating Japanese Stocks in Expanding Global Investments”

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GIPS Seminar

As the GIPS Country Sponsor in Japan, SAAJ has been conducting regular annual GIPS Seminar since January 2006. In July 2010, SAAJ commenced a series of GIPS Seminars for the purpose of providing practical and up to date information on the 2010 edition of the GIPS Standards.

   2011    Applying GIPS Standards to Real Estate and Private Equity Investments
  4 February 2011
   2010    Performance Calculation and the Concept of Fair Value
  8 December 2010
  GIPS Compliance on the Global Basis
  29 September 2010
  Fundamentals of Compliance with the GIPS Standards
  9 July 2010
  2010 Revisions to the GIPS Standards – Key Points and Impact on Practices –
  8 March 2010

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OTHER SEMINARS

Some 100 presentations by Japanese and foreign specialists on various topics concerning investment theory, economics, and financial, industrial, and scientific technology, etc. are held in Tokyo and local cities annually.


 

SAAJ ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The first SAAJ Annual Conference was held in 1986. Since then, it has been held to promote members' knowledge and networking. The program consists of commemorative speech, keynote speech, and panel discussions on current topics of interest to securities analysts.

The 28th SAAJ Annual Conference will be held in Tokyo on 11 October 2013.

Program

Guest Speakers:
Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Manabu Morimoto, Director General, Financial Services Agency
Keynote Speech 1:
‘Short-term Outlook and Medium-term Challenges for Asian Economies’
Changyong Rhee, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank.
Keynote Speech 2:
‘India in Asia: Past, Present and Future’
Aftab Seth, Former Indian Ambassador to Japan
Dialog:
‘Securities Analysts: Past and Prospect to the Future’
Yasuo Kuramoto, CMA, Vice Chairman, Fidelity Japan Holdings
Akiyoshi Oba, CMA, President & CEO, Tokio Marine Asset Management
Panel Discussion:
‘Toward the new development of Japanese Corporations-the role of Investor Relations and Securities Analysts’
<Corporate Management>
Naoki Izumiya
    President & Representative Director, Asahi Group Holdings Ltd.
Shuichi Kato
    Chairman & Representative Director, CEO, K’s Holdings Corporation
Keiji Kimura
    Chairman & Representative Director, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
<Analysts>
Toshinori Ito, CMA
    President, Analyst, Ito Research and Advisory Co., Ltd.
Toru Ohara, CMA
    Director, Chief Investment Officer, Okasan Asset Management Co., Ltd.
<Moderator>
Noriyuki Matsushima, CMA
    Managing Director, Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
Award Presentation:
‘50th Memorial Article Prize’
‘Securities Analysts Journal Prize’
‘2012 Awards for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure’

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CMA REGIONAL COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

SAAJ’s aim is to organize regional communication networks among CMA members. Kyushu Communication Network, Tokai Communication Network, and Hokuriku Communication Network have been established since 2008. Group studies and educational seminars are held in each region with active participation by network members.

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