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Finance, Banking and Capital Markets, Investment and Asset Management

Japan Capital Markets Briefing

The Transformative Power of Electronic Exchanges: Opening Up Access to Asian Capital Markets

Hong Kong |
Speakers include:
Hiromi Yamaji

Hiromi Yamaji

Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

Norihiro Takahashi

Norihiro Takahashi

Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Jennifer Hughes

Jennifer Hughes

Financial Times

Overview

At a time when international market structures and regulations are becoming increasingly uncertain, can the continued revitalisation of Japan's capital markets offer investors a potential safe haven?  The introduction of the Stewardship Code and the Corporate Governance Code along with a number of other reforms and initiatives have certainly enhanced their efficiency and integrity. What further steps are necessary for Japanese markets to attract domestic and international investor interest?

The Financial Times and Osaka Exchange, Inc. (a subsidiary of JPX-Group) present the Japan Capital Markets Briefing, where senior investors will gather to get a clearer picture of Japanese markets, and the trading opportunities and innovations they offer in the current investment environment, with a particular focus on the significance of derivatives and ETFs in providing broader exposure across developed, emerging and frontier markets.

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Special Welcome (1)

Hiromi Yamaji

Hiromi Yamaji

President and CEO, Osaka Exchange, Inc. Board Member
Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

Hiromi Yamaji is President and CEO of the Osaka Exchange, Inc. and Board Member of the Japan Exchange Group, Inc. Since joining the group in June 2013, he has led the successful derivatives market integration between Osaka Exchange and Tokyo Stock Exchange in April 2014 and is developing the strong derivatives arm of Japan Exchange Group.

Before then Mr Yamaji had 36 years experience specialising in the investment banking area and served as Executive Vice President, and Head of Global Investment Banking in the Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. During his professional career, he worked in Europe and the US for 18 years and served as President and CEO of Nomura Europe Holdings plc in London and Chairman of Nomura Holding America Inc. in New York. He graduated from Kyoto University, Law Faculty and also Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with MBA.

Keynote Speaker (1)

Norihiro Takahashi

Norihiro Takahashi

President
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Norihiro Takahashi is President of Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) since April 2016.

The mandate of the Government Pension Investment Fund is to contribute to the stability of the schemes of Employees’ Pension Insurance and National Pension by managing and investing the reserve funds entrusted by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare and by distributing the investment return to the Pension Special Account.The value of investment assets at the end of fiscal 2015 was ¥134.7475 trillion.

Prior to his role at GPIF, he was Representative Director and President of JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd.

Previously from 1980 to 2015, Mr Takahashi was Senior Managing Director at The Norinchukin Bank, where he held various leadership positions in the areas of investment and management including General Manager of Credit and Alternative Investment Division, General Manager of Fixed Income Investment Division, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Division and Deputy General Manager of Financial Planning & Control Division. He also served as General Manager at Nagasaki Branch of the Bank.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Law from the University of Tokyo.

Chairperson (1)

Jennifer Hughes

Jennifer Hughes

Asia Capital Markets Editor
Financial Times

Jennifer Hughes is the FT's Asia Capital Markets Editor and has been based in Hong Kong since 2012. Before taking on her current role, she covered banking and finance in the region and ran the Lex column in Asia, providing daily views on corporate developments and market trends. Jennifer previously reported for the Financial Times in London and New York, covering currencies, capital markets, credit, derivatives, financial regulation, accounting and bank finance. She also regularly contributes columns on Asian markets and finance trends. Ms Hughes has a BA in History from the University of Exeter, and an MSc in Business and Journalism from Columbia University.

Panel Speakers (4)

Aritra Chakravarty

Aritra Chakravarty

Global Head of Digital FX and Investment Products
HSBC

Aritra Chakravarty is Global Head of Digital FX and Investment Products at HSBC. He is a digital product owner, strategist and banker with an eye for design, an understanding of banking economics and tech stacks, and entrepreneurial passion. His aim is to create simple and delightful digital user experiences for HSBC’s global Retail & Wealth clientele.
Aritra is currently working on designing and delivering several Wealth Digital initiatives for HSBC, including Roboadvice, Structured Products and OTC Derivatives, Securities Trading (stocks, bonds, ETFs), FX and international P2P payments. Aritra attended the London Business School and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and has been with HSBC since 2005.

Matthias  Rietig

Matthias Rietig

Senior Officer
Osaka Exchange, Inc.- Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

Matthias Rietig is Senior Officer at the Osaka Exchange, Inc. (OSE) and General Manager / Chief Representative of the Singapore Branch of OSE. Since joining Osaka Securities Exchange (currently Osaka Exchange) in 2006, Mr. Rietig continues to lead OSE’s international derivatives marketing with a focus on driving growth and expansion of OSE's global investor base. Also, he played a key role in the integration of the derivatives markets between OSE and Tokyo Stock Exchange in March 2014. Since 2012, he is based in Singapore for further development of the communication with Asian and Global investors.

Prior to joining OSE, Mr. Rietig started his professional career with Deutsche Boerse AG in 1998 and left the company in 2003 for a short 8-month stint with Monex Securities Inc. in Tokyo, one of the leading Japanese online brokers. After returning to Europe, he joined the Global Markets team at Deutsche Bank, covering Euro-bonds and Autobahn trades for the London desk before taking up a role as ECB watcher for the Japanese Ministry of Finance in Frankfurt.

Mr. Rietig studied economics and Japanese studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. He received a CDG-fellowship grant from the German parliament in 2003.

Will Stephens

Will Stephens

Director and Head of Synthetic Equity and Derivatives Research
Deutsche Bank

Will Stephens is a Director and Head of Synthetic Equity and Derivatives Research at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong. He joined the bank in September 2013 and focuses on implementing fundamental and technical views via synthetic and equity derivative instruments. He also looks to identify actionable relative value and event-driven opportunities. Mr Stephens has over 14 years of Asia market experience and has held senior analyst roles with both sell-side and buy-side firms. He graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Quantitative Economics.

Junya Umeno

Junya Umeno

Japan FIX Committee Co-Chairman
BlackRock Japan

Junya Umeno, Director, is head of TLS in Japan within BlackRock’s Trading & Liquidity Strategies Group. He is responsible for coordinating the trading, transition management and securities lending activities in Japan.

Mr. Umeno’s service with the firm dates back to 2006, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Prior to his current role, Mr. Umeno was the head of trading in Tokyo. Earlier, he spent several years as a senior trader at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Mr. Umeno earned a BA in Economics from Kobe University in 1996 and an MBA in Finance from Waseda University in 2006.

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Agenda - 17th Jan

  • 11:30am
    Registration and Networking
  • 12:00pm
    Chair Opening Remarks

    Jennifer Hughes, Asia Capital Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:05pm
    Special Welcome

    Hiromi Yamaji, President and CEO, Osaka Exchange Group, Inc. 

    Board Member, Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

  • 12:15pm
    Special Guest Keynote Address: The Dynamic Innovation of GPIF
    • GPIF's new governance and management structures in response to the changing world
    • GPIF's investment strategies and results in Japan and overseas
    • Stewardship and ESG activities
    • How GPIF sees the current Japanese economy and global landscape

    Norihiro Takahashi, President, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

    (Presentation - PDF File)

  • 12:35pm
    Panel Discussion: Innovation in the Derivatives Market: The Tools and Products Shaping Global Markets

    The changing market and counterparties response to a new clearing environment

    • What is their place in the current institutional portfolio in an increasingly competitive market?
    • Innovations in trading derivatives: new products and opportunities
    • ETFs vs ETPs: Tracing investor uptake within hard to reach markets and complex derivatives markets
    • What’s next for derivatives and electronic exchanges: future options and growth

    Panellists:

    Aritra Chakravarty, Global Head of Digital FX and Investment Products, HSBC

    Matthias Rietig, Senior Officer, Osaka Exchange, Inc.- Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

    Will Stephens, Director and Head of Synthetic Equity and Derivatives Research, Deutsche Bank

    Junya Umeno, Japan FIX Committee Co-Chairman, Blackrock Japan

    Moderated by: Jennifer Hughes, Asia Capital Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • 1:35pm
    Chair Closing Remarks

    Jennifer Hughes, Asia Capital Markets Editor, Financial Times

Why Attend?

  • Find out how global regulatory reform is leading to a liquidity crisis and where does the Japanese event fit into the bigger picture
  • Learn the innovations in equity derivatives and ETF products: what does the JPX offer 
  • Explore the latest on Asian capital markets and managing volatility 
  • Know more about why buy-side is stepping up derivatives trading 
  • Hear how Japanese markets are opening up capital markets: transparency and trust
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Venue

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2588 1234

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Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Osaka Exchange, Inc. (OSE), the mother market of Nikkei 225 Futures & Options, is the derivatives arm of JPX-Group. Following the integration of Tokyo Stock Exchange’s derivatives market in March 2014, OSE is offering trading opportunities of all range of Japanese equity index futures/options including TOPIX products and also JGB products.

In July 2016, OSE launched the new trading platform, New J-GATE, powered by Nasdaq Genium INET Trading, and extended their trading hours to cover not only European but also US trading hours. Also, they celebrated 10 year’s anniversary since the launch of Nikkei 225 mini, the small-sized futures contracts of Nikkei 225, their flagship product. The Nikkei 225 mini is ranked third place for trading volume among equity index futures after E-mini S&P 500 and Euro Stoxx 50.

The origin of OSE stem from the world’s first institutional futures exchange, the Dojima Rice Exchange. Established in 1730, it already provided futures trading with cash settlement. This pioneering DNA remains intact today at OSE as it continues to challenge itself and constantly seeks innovation to create and build an attractive market. For more information about OSE, please visit: http://www.jpx.co.jp/english/derivatives/index.html

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