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Cancellation of the 11th SAAJ International Seminar

Based on the basic policy for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) prevention measures (25 February 2020) and subsequent guidance of the government, the 11th SAAJ International Seminar scheduled on April 7, 2020 has been cancelled.

Archive 2019


The SAAJ International Seminar has been organized by SAAJ annually since 2010 focusing on the most critical issues related to investment management. The 10th Seminar was held in Tokyo on April 16, 2019, with the main theme of “New Business in Asset Management under Digitalization”, participated by 176 CEOs and investment professionals.Mr. Hideki Ito, Deputy Director-General Supervisory Bureau, Financial Services Agency (FSA), Government of Japan, Mr. Nick Trueman, Head of Asia Pacific for the Global Investment Management Services, T. Rowe Price, from the U.S., and other top leaders in the asset management industry from Japan gave many significant insights into issues, challenges, and opportunities toward a new phase of the industry under digitalization. Mr. Toshihide Endo, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan also participated in and gave an opening remark in the reception.



10th SAAJ International Seminar | 16 April 2019 | Tokyo, Japan
Sponsored by SAAJ

13:00-13:30 Registration
13:30-13:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Hiroyuki Shinshiba, CMA
The Securities Analysts Association of Japan
13:40-14:20 Session1 Keynote Address
Challenges in Asset Management in Japan

Hideki Ito
Deputy Director-General Supervisory Bureau
Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan
14:25-15:15 Session2
Our Case of Footprint and Evolution as An Active Manager

Nick Trueman
Head of Asia Pacific for the Global Investment Management Services (GIMS)
T. Rowe Price
  • Since its founding in 1937, T. Rowe Price has pursued durable active management from a long-term perspective and has earned the trust by delivering excellent performances to customers. These efforts and scope of evolution are not limited to enhancing investment organizational aspects such as research capabilities or investment resources, but also to the principle for investing in capital markets, enterprise strength and stability, corporate culture of collaboration and talent development and retention. This presentation will introduce the T. Rowe Price's case for such efforts and evolution.
15:15-15:25 Refreshments
15:25-16:15 Session3
The Future Role of Investment Trusts -Fostering the Investment Culture

Hideto Fujino, CMA
President and CEO / CIO
Rheos Capital Works Inc.
  • Hideto Fujino, investor and founder of an independent asset management company, will talk about the role of investment trusts with the following topics: the challenges to Japan's asset management industry and how to spread the investment culture.
16:15-16:25 Refreshments
16:25-18:00 Session4 Panel Discussion
New Business in Asset Management under Digitalization

Tomoya Asakura
Senior Managing Director, SBI Holdings, Inc.
Representative Director, President, Morningstar Japan K.K.

Keiichi Aritomo
Representative Director
The Consortium for Japan International Asset Management Center Promotion (JIAM)

Kazuhisa Shibayama
WealthNavi Inc.

Takeshi Shimizu, CMA
Partner, Financial Service Industry Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC
Japanese CPA

  • Toward 2025, the panel discuss their perspectives on digital transformation in asset management industry
    - Digital transformation in the investment management
    - Digital transformation in the fund distribution and marketing
    - Digital transformation in the broader wealth management business
18:00 Closing
18:00-19:30 Networking Reception
Foyer, 3rd floor, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo



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