International Seminar

Register PDF → 日本語 → 9th SAAJ International Seminar | 18 April 2018 | Tokyo, Japan
Sponsored by SAAJ

Venue : Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
5th floor, COREDO Muromachi 1, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi-muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
(Entrance: 4th floor)
Simultaneous interpretation in English and Japanese will be provided.

13:00-13:30 Registration
13:30-13:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Hiroyuki Shinshiba, CMA
The Securities Analysts Association of Japan
13:40-14:30 Session 1 – Keynote Address
Private Equity Challenges and Opportunities

Mark Anson, Ph.D.
CIO, Commonfund

Challenges in Asset Management in Japan
Norihiro Takahashi
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
  • To look forward to the further development of the asset management industry, this presentation introduces GPIF’s ongoing sophistication of asset management,including our latest attempt to enhance the alignment of interest between asset managers and GPIF, as well as GPIF’s Stewardship activities.
14:30-15:20 Session 2
Global Economic and Geopolitical Outlook

Robert B. Zoellick, J. D.
Chairman of the Board
AllianceBernstein L.P.
(Former President, World Bank)
  • Analysis of current global economic and geopolitical issues
15:20-15:30 Refreshments
15:30-16:20 Session 3
A Change of Market Dynamism, How to Act?
:An Asset Management Perspective

Yasumasa Nishi
Chairman, Farmers' pension fund
(Former President & CEO
Asset Management One Co., Ltd.)
  • Predict the outcome of the prolonged "goldilocks" market brought about by the unprecedented monetary easing policy, using some assumptions in the United States and Japan, etc.
  • Discuss how the asset management industry can serve in Japan, mainly from the viewpoint of products and the role expected by investors, in environments with the outcome of the goldilocks market and the demographic shift caused by the rising longevity.
16:20-16:30 Refreshments
16:30-18:20 Session 4 – Panel Discussion
What Should Asset Managers in Japan Do from Here?

Ken Chan Chien-Wei
Country Head and Representative Director
GIC (Japan) K.K.

Noriyuki Morimoto, CMA
Chief Executive Officer
HC Asset Management Co.,Ltd.

Yasunori Nakagami, CMA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Misaki Capital Inc.

Taro Ogai, CMA
Managing Director, Towers Watson K.K.
Managing Director, Investments, Asia Pacific

  • In this panel discussion, leaders in Japanese asset management industry will debate what should asset managers do to be trusted and be able to grow its business resulting in development of the industry in Japan.
    The topics of the discussion:
    1. How do you see the Japanese asset management industry?
    2. How attractive is the Japanese market from an investment point of view?
    3. What are the characteristics of Japanese asset owners?
    4. How can we develop the Japanese asset management industry?
18:20-19:30 Networking Reception
Foyer, 5th floor, Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall

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