International Seminar

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

Speakers (In Order of Sessions)

Toshihide Endo

Toshihide Endo
Financial Services Agency (FSA), Government of Japan

Since joining the FSA in 2002, Mr. Toshihide Endo has held various executive posts, including the Director-General of the Supervisory Bureau and Inspection Bureau, the Deputy Director-General of the Planning and Coordination Bureau. When he was the Director-General of the Supervisory Bureau, he leads supervision of banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies and the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan. As the Director-General of Inspection Bureau, he integrated the process of on-site inspection and off-site monitoring, aiming for an in-depth understanding of the financial institutions and the financial system in effective manner. Also, as the Deputy Director-General of the Planning and Coordination Bureau, he was responsible for overall policy making for the financial system and markets, and the supervision of securities exchanges. Prior to his posting to the FSA, he worked for the Asian Pacific Department and the Finance Department of the International Monetary Fund. He received a B.A. in Law from the University of Tokyo in 1982 and a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1986.

Robert Higginbotham

Nick Trueman
Head of Asia Pacific for the Global Investment Management Services (GIMS)
T. Rowe Price

Nick Trueman is the head of Asia Pacific for the Global Investment Management Services (GIMS) division of T. Rowe Price. GIMS is responsible for the firm's global institutional and financial intermediary businesses. Nick is a member of the GIMS Executive Committee and a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price International Ltd.
Mr. Trueman has 19 years of investment experience, 11 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he worked as a portfolio manager and consultant relations manager at AXA Rosenberg Investment Management. He started his career as a graduate trainee with Schroder Investment Management.
Mr. Trueman earned an M.A. (with honours) from the University of Edinburgh and an investment management certificate from the UK Society for Investment Professionals.

Hideto Fujino, CMA, CIIA

Hideto Fujino, CMA, CIIA
President and CEO / CIO
Rheos Capital Works Inc.

Mr. Hideto Fujino founded Rheos Capital Works in 2003 following a career at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Jardine Fleming (currently JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management) and Nomura Asset Management. Abundant experience as a fund manager with a deep expertise in small mid cap and emerging growth equity investments. He has been Chief Investment Officer (CIO) since the founding, also manages mutual funds "Hifumi Funds" series. The director of JITA / The Investment Trusts Association, Japan.

Tomoya Asakura

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

Mr. Tomoya Asakura engaged in asset management advisory services at Bank and securities firm after graduating of Keio University Faculty of Arts in 1989. After obtaining Master of Business Administration of University of Illinois, he joined SOFTBANK CORP. in 1995 and engaged as a person in charge of financing and fund management at finance department. Before the establishment of Morningstar Japan K.K., he worked for Morningstar Inc., and experienced fund evaluation and asset management of United States. Since the establishment of Morningstar Japan K.K., he has been a core person in the business, and since 2004 he has been managing as the representative director. Currently, he is a senior managing director of SBI Holdings, Inc. as the executive officer of SBI Group's asset management business and also serves as president and CEO of SBI Global Asset Management Co., Ltd. He is also famous as the author of books on investment funds and asset management.

Keiichi Aritomo

Keiichi Aritomo
Representative Director
The Consortium for Japan International Asset Management Center Promotion (JIAM)
Asia Head, Kensho Technologies, LLC

Mr. Keiichi Aritomo is Co-founder and Representative Director of JIAM (the Consortium for Japan International Asset Management Center). He is also Asia Head of Kensho Technologies, LLC, a leading financial AI solution provider and a subsidiary of S&P. He is also an advisory counsel and Deputy Chair of the "Global Financial City: Tokyo" Advisory Panel. He used to be Partner at McKinsey & Company, Deloitte and PwC, where he specialized in financial services industry and technology strategies across North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan. He has co-authored several books including "Single View of Customer for Financial Institutions" published from Kinzai and Shanghai Communication University Press both in Japanese and Mandarin.

Kazuhisa Shibayama

Kazuhisa Shibayama
WealthNavi Inc.

Mr. Kazuhisa Shibayama is the founder and CEO of WealthNavi, a Japanese robo-advisor which makes fully-automated, world-class wealth management services accessible to everybody. Since its founding in April 2015, WealthNavi has achieved over USD1000M of AuM. Prior to entrepreneurship, he worked at McKinsey's Tokyo and New York offices, advising financial institutions and other corporations on strategies for growth, cost-cutting and streamlining operations. Prior to McKinsey, he spent nine years working for the Japanese Ministry of Finance and the U.K. Treasury, where his work ranged from tax system reform and budget preparation to banking system stabilization and multilateral trade negotiations. He received his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo, LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and an M.B.A. with distinction from INSEAD.

Takeshi Shimizu, CMA, Japanese CPA

Takeshi Shimizu, CMA
Financial Service Industry Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopersAarata LLC
Japanese CPA

Mr. Takeshi Shimizu, the Partner, Financial Service Industry Leader of PwC Japan, has more than 28 years experiences in financial service, capital market and asset management industry. He has assurance and advise experience to the FS industry clients in Tokyo and New York. In addition to audit work to financial institutions, he provided various advise to many financial institutions such as finance and accounting, risk management, compliance and internal control. He had been a member of the Investment Fund Committee of Financial Service Council, organized by Financial Services Agency. He had been the member of Japanese FSA inspection manual committee. He authored the book, "Accounting investment funds" and other FS related books and papers.


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