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Tokyo-London Asset Management Seminar

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Tokyo-London Asset Management Seminar

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the British Embassy Tokyo co-hosted an asset management seminar based on the Memorandum of Understanding Between The City of London Corporation and Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The seminar included presentations by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Financial Services Agency, and presentations and a panel discussion by UK asset management companies.

▲ Welcome Remarks by British Embassy

▲ Opening Remarks by Lord Mayor

▲ Closing Remarks by Vice Governor of Tokyo Metropolitan Government


14:00-17:55 July 10, 2018 (Thu)


Ambassador's residence, British Embassy in Japan


  1. Welcome Remarks by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan
  2. Opening Remarks by Alderman Charles Bowman, Lord Mayor of the City of London
  3. Presentation by Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) "GPIF's Stewardship Activities"
    Hiroshi Komori, Senior Director, Stewardship & ESG, Public Market Investment Department
  4. Presentation by UK asset managers and panel discussion
    • Schroder Investment Management (Japan) Limited
    • Aberdeen Standard Investments Japan
  5. Panel Discussion "The change triggered by Japan's Stewardship Code and corporate governance"


    • Kazuhiro Toyoda, CFA, Fund Manager, Japanese Equities, Schroder Investment Management (Japan) Limited
    • Neil Slater, CEO and Representative Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments (Japan) Ltd.


    • Heather McLeish, Senior Manager in Ernst & Young Japan
  6. Presentation by TMG: "Developments toward a Global Financial City ? Tokyo"
    Takahiro Tajiri, Senior Director for Strategic Projects, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
  7. Presentation by Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan: "Effort toward an active asset management market in Japan"
    Norichika Imaizumi, Director for Strategy Development, Strategy Development Division, Strategy Development and Management Bureau
  8. Presentation by boutique asset managers
    • Davide Serra, Founder, CEO/CIO, Algebris Investments
    • Chris Hulatt, Founder, Octopus Group
    • Tsukasa Tokikuni, CEO, Orbis Investments
    • Neil Servis, CEO, Seron Capital Management
  9. Closing Remarks by Junko Inokuma, Vice Governor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government