13th Annual Japan Investment Forum

Sep 12th - Sep 13th 2018
Shangri-La Hotel

The 13th Annual Japan Investment Forum is the most influential gathering of Japanese pension funds, insurance companies, trust banks and investment advisers in Japan.

Speakers at the 2018 Forum will break down emerging asset classes and alternative investment strategies available to investors. These approaches will vary from: moving up the yield curve by allocating to assets like preferred securities and high yield bonds; gaining exposure to risk factors instead of traditional asset classes; allocating to illiquid assets like real estate and infrastructure; and designing more flexible investment mandates.

Representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Bank of Japan and Japan Financial Services Agency will also be in attendance to share the views from their respective institutions.

All discussions are governed by Chatham House Rule. The event is closed to media and by invitation only to senior fund decision makers, ensuring frank, productive discussions and an effective exchange of ideas.


Outlook for Japan’s economy and policy development


Reframing the portfolio construction challenge to explicitly target client risk


Effective asset allocation frameworks for international exposures

Issues to consider when allocating to muni-bonds and private placements


The investment case in European and US commercial real estate debt

2017 Advisory Committee

Ichiro Yamamura

General Manager, Market & Alternative Investment Department
Daido Life

Hideo Kondo

Asset Management Director, DIC Pension Fund, Chairman, Asset Management Committee
Japan Corporate Pension Network

Naohide Une

Managing Director
Japan Post Bank Co. Ltd.

Kosuke Okimori

Executive Investment Director
Kewpie Pension Fund

Kenichi Ota

Chief Investment Officer
Mitsui & Co Pension Fund

Hiroaki Hirayama

Head of Alternative Investment Team
Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd

Hisae Sato

Chief Investment Officer
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

Kiyoshi Iwashina

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Noritz Corporate Pension Fund

Kazuaki Kojima

Director of Alternative Investments
Pension Fund Association

Hiroichi Yagi

Former Managing Director, Senior Advisor
SECOM Pension Fund

Kazuhiko Irie

Director Investments
Sekisui Pension Fund

Tsuneo Taguchi

Managing Director & Director of Investment
The Pension Fund of JTB


Who should attend?

Chief investment officers, chief executive officers, heads of asset classes, investment committee members and senior investment staff, directly or indirectly managing assets for Japan’s largest insurers, pension funds, trust banks and other large financial institutions.


Approximately 80-100 representatives of institutional investor entities.


Shangri-La Hotel

Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8283, Japan 
Tel: +(81) 03 6739 7888


The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is a five-star luxury hotel located over 13 floors of the Marunouchi Trust Tower Main in Marunouchi, directly above Tokyo Station in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

I really enjoyed the Japan Investment Forum. It was a very fruitful gathering for investors like us.

Tsuneo Taguchi, Managing Director & Director of Investment, The Pension Fund of JTB



Registration and agenda are available upon request, please contact:

Jennifer Sam

Director of Events and Head of Client Services
DID: +852 2842 6956
Fax: +852 2842 7056
Mobile: +852 6013 9283