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2020

Overseas financial companies attracted to Tokyo in fiscal year 2020 are as follows.
*Company information will be uploaded when publication becomes possible.

   CompanyName      Actelligent Capital Management Ltd
Type of office Research / Sales base
Office location area Special zone for Asian Headquarters in Central Tokyo
Office setup timing December 2021 (scheduled)
Business Overview Actelligent manages a hedge fund with the absolute return strategy specializing in Asian, European, and U.S. equities.
Actelligent incorporates Artificial Intelligence models which were jointly developed with research institutions (EIT, University of Edinburgh, University of Chicago, Scottish Enterprise, Hong Kong government, etc.) into their investment target selection process. By combining fundamental analysis and AI (natural language processing), the fund is able to detect changes in stock prices earlier and has achieved high investment performance.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Actelligent plans to establish a sales and research base in Tokyo to distribute their funds to Japanese qualified institutional investors and conduct joint research (Neuro-Linguistic Programming Project, etc.) with Japanese university research institutions.
CompanyURL https://www.actelligent-capital.com/
   CompanyName      AIP Asset Management Inc.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Center of Tokyo (especially within the Special Zone for Asian Headquarters)
Office setup timing June 2021 (scheduled)
Business Overview AIP Asset Management Inc. is a hedge fund specialized in private debt investments.
AIP Asset Management Inc. has been a top performing Fund over the past 7 years, as a result of connections with small cap listed companies and its unique investment know-how accumulated from the fund and start-up industries. In 2017, the United Nations honored the AIP Convertible Private Debt Fund for the work towards supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020, it was awarded 5 awards including "Best 3-Year Return," and "Best 5-Year Sharp Ratio (a measure of investment efficiency)" in the Canadian Hedge Fund Awards program.
Headquartered in Canada, AIP Asset Management Inc. plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to distribute their funds to Japanese investors, and is considering investing capital in Japan in the future.
CompanyURL https://aipassetmanagement.com/
   CompanyName      Akur8 SAS
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Special zone for Asian Headquarters in Central Tokyo (ex. Nihonbashi)
Office setup timing March 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview Operating globally, Akur8 offers a solution combining machine learning (AI) capabilities into actuarial work in insurance product development. Akur8's solution uses data analysis and model construction to perform the complicated calculations required to compute insurance premium rates, insurance contract reserves (payment reserves), etc., while responding to the transparency and management strengthening of the calculation model required by international regulations.
This solution enables insurance companies to build highly transparent models using AI. In addition, productivity will be improved by shortening development time of insurance products.
Headquartered in France, Akur8 plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to explore new customers in Japan market.
CompanyURL https://akur8-tech.com
   CompanyName      Amberdata Inc.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Special zone for Asian Headquarters in Central Tokyo (ex. Nihonbashi)
Office setup timing June 2021(scheduled)
Business Overview Amberdata is a crypto assets data infrastructure company which acquires, analyzes, and visualizes crypto asset (e.g. Bitcoin) price, historical transaction, and fundamental data from exchanges and blockchain networks around the world. Amberdata's unified API and data services provide a single integration point for anyone looking to accelerate their time to market with the crypto asset offerings.
Amberdata focuses on helping financial institutions embrace this emerging asset class and create crypto asset businesses.
Headquartered in the United States, Amberdata plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to provide its crypto asset data to companies engaged in related businesses in Japan (e.g. institutional investors and crypto asset exchanges).
CompanyURL https://amberdata.io/
   CompanyName      Ameriprise Asset Management Holdings Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
Type of office Sales / Distribution base
Office location area Special zone for Asian Headquarters in Central Tokyo
Office setup timing May~Jun 2021 (scheduled)
Business Overview Ameriprise Asset Management Holdings Singapore is the APAC regional headquarters of Ameriprise Financial Inc., a global asset management company under the brand name of Columbia Threadneedle Investments.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset manager that manages assets across developed and emerging market equities, fixed income, asset allocation solutions and alternatives for individual, institutional, and corporate clients around the world. Their investment teams around the world work together to uncover investment insights. They aim to deliver strong and repeatable risk-adjusted returns through an active and consistent investment approach that is team-based, risk-aware and performance-driven.
Headquartered in Singapore, Ameriprise Asset Management Holdings Singapore plans to establish a sales/distribution office in Tokyo to provide investment advisory services in Japan under the brand name of Columbia Threadneedle Investments.
CompanyURL https://www.columbiathreadneedle.sg/en/
   CompanyName      Blocksure Holdings Limited
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Special zone for Asian Headquarters in Central Tokyo
Office setup timing April 2021 (scheduled)
Business Overview Blocksure offers insurers (insurance companies, insurance agents, etc.) with a solution that utilizes blockchain technology to automate operations such as underwriting assessment, policy administration, and financial settlement. Blocksure's Blockchain technology enables decentralized real-time sharing of insurance contract information among policyholders, insurance agents, insurance companies, and reinsurance companies in a form that is extremely difficult to invalidate. Therefore, automation of operations regarding underwriting assessment, policy administration, and financial settlement that was previously done manually can be realized. As a result, operation costs can be reduced by up to 90%.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Blocksure plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to explore new customers in the Japan market.
CompanyURL https://www.blocksure.com/
   CompanyName      InsureVite Pte Ltd
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Area around Shibuya Station
Office setup timing March 2021(scheduled)
Business Overview InsureVite provides insurance companies with chatbot-based business automation solutions.
The solution automates client facing and insurer back office operations at the same time, by reading the necessary document images and analyze the contents. Procedures can be completed within application or web page.
Headquartered in Singapore, InsureVite plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to expand into the Japanese market.
CompanyURL https://insurevite.com/
   CompanyName      Mayar Capital Ltd.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Special zone for Asian Headquarters in Central Tokyo
Office setup timing December 2021 (scheduled)
Business Overview Mayar Capital is a value responsible investment focused Asset Manager targeting Medium-cap and large-cap stock. Mayar Capital developed an investment selection process that combines ESG and value investments based on the long-term investment track record and experience from investment team. This investment process enables a high level of accuracy in calculating the current value of companies and achieves stable, high investment returns.
The fund managed by Mayar Capital Ltd. is recognized as the five-star fund (top 10% of all funds worldwide) by Morningstar's proprietary point system from 2018 to 2020.
Headquartered in United Kingdom, Mayar Capital plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to distribute their funds to Japanese qualified institutional investors.
CompanyURL https://www.mayarcapital.com/
   CompanyName      Omniscience Corporation
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo area (TBD)
Office setup timing January 2021(scheduled)
Business Overview Omniscience provides a platform that automates underwriting and other operations at life insurance companies. The platform is capable of extracting data from paper documents (ex. PDF of health check sheets), automating underwriting process, capital management, etc.
Omniscience's services enable life insurance companies automate the analysis and processing of vast amounts of highly specialized information using AI. In addition, the patented distributed processing technology improves the calculation speed compared to the conventional one, enabling highly accurate analysis.
Headquartered in the United States, Omniscience plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to support existing Japanese customer, as well as explore new customers in Japan market.
CompanyURL https://omniscience.com/
   CompanyName      ORI Capital Limited
Type of office Research / Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo area (TBD)
Office setup timing December 2021 (scheduled)
Business Overview ORI Capital is a fund manager specialized in the healthcare and biotechnology industry.
ORI Capital incorporates their self-developed AI enhanced research platform "ORIzon" into their operations. "ORIzon" automatically analyzes large amount of scientific and industry data to keep ORI Capital abreast of scientific and industry developments, allowing accurate investment decisions in selection of investee companies and investment management.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, ORI Capital plans to establish a sales and research base in Tokyo to distribute their funds to Japanese investors and invest in Japanese companies.
CompanyURL https://ori-capital.com/
   CompanyName      Serrala Group GmbH
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo area (TBD)
Office setup timing December 2021 (scheduled)
Business Overview Serrala develops and provides solutions that automate the full universe of financial processes (order-to-cash & procure-to-pay) for corporations across a wide range of industries.
The automation solutions are a key vehicle to improve efficiency for accounting and financial operations. Functions such as AI based matching of ordering/receiving/shipping data with invoices, enables internal fraud prevention and reduces compliance risk significantly.
Serrala has developed a strong partnership with SAP SE for more than 30 years since its establishment in 1984 and is increasing its footprint as the innovation leader in the cloud space.
Headquartered in Germany, Serrala operates internationally in more than 10 countries and plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to expand into the Japanese market.
CompanyURL https://www.serrala.com/
   CompanyName      Sureify Labs, Inc
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo area (TBD)
Office setup timing September 2021(scheduled)
Business Overview Sureify provides a platform for insurance companies that delivers omnichannel sales, policyholder engagement, and policyholder servicing solutions.
The solution powers omnichannel sales capabilities that drive increased placement rates via quoting, e-application and automated underwriting. It also uses insights to foster a lifelong digital relationship with policyholders through multiple forms of engagement and analytics, leading to greater value for each policyholder. With the platform, insurance companies can provide their in-force customers expected comprehensive self-service portals and applications.
Headquartered in the United States, Sureify plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to expand into the Japanese market.
CompanyURL https://www.sureify.com/
   CompanyName      TruCrowd, Inc.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo area (TBD)
Office setup timing March 2021(scheduled)
Business Overview TruCrowd operates an Equity
Crowdfunding Platform that allows qualified, pre-screened startups to raise capital from both institutional or individual investors. Through the platform, Japanese individual investors are afforded with investment opportunities in companies from different industries.
Headquartered in the United States, TruCrowd plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to support its operations on expanding into the Japanese market.
CompanyURL https://us.trucrowd.com/
   CompanyName      Uprise Technologies Limited
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Special zone for Asian Headquarters in Central Tokyo (ex. Nihonbashi)
Office setup timing June 2021 (scheduled)
Business Overview Uprise Technologies provides financing and payment solutions to SMEs. The company's UprisePay service enables buyers to use credit cards to make payments that normally don't accept cards, such as invoices, rent and salaries, improving convenience. Timing and amount of payment can be flexibly changed, helping businesses avoid seasonal cash flow issues. Sellers can register a free account on the platform to start accepting credit card payments, and can monetize accounts receivable quickly, freeing up cash flow for investment in business growth.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Uprise Technologies plans to set up sales offices for many SMEs after expanding into Japan.
CompanyURL https://uprisepay.com/
   CompanyName      Vertex Venture Management Pte Ltd
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Center of Tokyo(Special zone for Asian Headquarters in Central Tokyo)
Office setup timing December 2021
Business Overview Vertex Venture Management Pte Ltd is principally engaged in fund management for the Vertex family of funds. The Vertex funds invest in technology and healthcare opportunities in the early and growth stages globally with a track record of growing disruptive, transformational companies into global champions. The Vertex funds are venture capital funds, to which Vertex Venture Holding Ltd ("Vertex Holdings"), the parent company of Vertex Venture Management Pte Ltd, provides anchor funding and operational support.
Headquartered in Singapore, Vertex Venture Management Pte Ltd may establish a presence in Tokyo to attract new institutional investors and support invested companies.
CompanyURL https://www.vertexholdings.com/