Japan Global Investment Workshop 2018

Feb 28th 2018
The Palace Hotel

The Japan Global Investment Workshop is a gathering of the most influential Japanese pension funds, insurance companies, trust banks and investment advisers. The Workshop examines the challenges facing Japanese investors and seeks to identify the best investment opportunities available to them.

Investors who are able to effectively manage risk, identify new investment ideas and form strong relationships both domestically and internationally, whilst running a dynamic  portfolio, will be well positioned to capture strong returns despite difficult market conditions.

All discussions at the Workshop are governed by Chatham House Rule. The event is closed to media and by invitation only to senior fund decision-makers. This ensures open and productive discussions with an effective exchange of ideas among peers.


Building global investment portfolios


Portfolio construction and risk management


Unconstrained fixed income investment strategies

Global investment opportunities in real estate and infrastructure


Risk factor investing


Successful ESG implementation

2018 Advisory Committee

Hideo Kondo

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

Toshio Shibasaki

Managing Director
Eisai Employee's Pension Fund

Tatsuo Ichikawa

Managing Director, CIO Office Quants Team
Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd.

Tadasu Matsuo

Head of Alternative Investment, Credit and Alternative Investment Department 
Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd

Kosuke Okimori

Executive Investment Director
Kewpie Pension Fund

Akira Okada

Head of Privately-Placed Securities Management
Manulife Life Insurance (Japan) Ltd.

Kenichi Ota

Chief Investment Officer
Mitsui & Co Pension Fund

Hiroaki Hirayama

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


Hisae Sato

Chief Investment Officer
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

Daisuke Fukayama

General Manager, Foreign Equity & Alternative Investment Department
Nippon Life Insurance Company

Masayuki Yamaoka

Head of Investment Planning and Analysis
NN Life Insurance, Ltd.  

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 40-50 representatives of institutional investor entities.


The Palace Hotel

1-1-1 Marunouchi
Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
Tel: +(81) 03 3211 5211


With an incomparable perspective on the city and a singular, moat-side setting just opposite the Imperial Palace gardens, Palace Hotel Tokyo is a haven of hospitality – serene and refined, and imbued with understated luxury throughout.

Paying homage to a legacy that dates back more than half a century, the completely reimagined modern masterpiece is a sophisticated celebration of its country’s culture and a tribute to omotenashi – Japanese hospitality.

The Workshop enabled delegates to discuss deeply about the themes and topics relevant to their own organisations.

Yusuke Kawamato, Chief Fund Manager, Fixed Income Investment Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd.



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