Japan Global Investment Workshop 2020

Feb 19th 2020
Shangri-La 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 run dynamic portfolios domestically and internationally, 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.


Challenges arising from an expanding negative yield interest rate environment


Quantifying the emergence of central banking control and influence


Constructing truly diversified portfolios amid inflated asset prices globally

The use of leverage to reduce risk and maximise return


Effectively implementing alternative asset class strategies

2019 Advisory Board

Hideto Yamamoto

Chief Investment Officer
Aflac Global Investments

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

Koji Ohashi

Chief Investment Officer
Fuji Xerox Pension Fund

Yoshiyuki Suzuki

General Manager
Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance

Tatsuo Ichikawa

Managing Director, CIO Office Quants Team
Japan Post Bank

Kosuke Okimori

Executive Investment Director
Kewpie Pension Fund

Kenichi Ota

Chief Investment Officer
Mitsui & Co Pension Fund

Atsushi Takemura

Executive Director
Mitsui Life Insurance

Yuji Horikoshi

Chief Investment Officer
Mitsubishi Corporation Pension Fund

Hiroki Masuoka

Managing Director
Nitto Denko Pension Fund

Masayuki Yamaoka

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

Kiyoshi Iwashina

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Noritz Pension Fund

Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer
West Japan Metal & Machinery Pension Fund

Satoshi Yatsumonji

General Manager, Investment Planning Department
ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

Takeo Honma

Finance Department

Kenichi Yoshida

General Manager, Investment Management Department
Sompo Holdings, Inc.

Iwao Matsumoto

Senior Executive Officer, GM of Investment Planning Dept
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

Toshio Fujimura

General Manager, Investment Planning Dept
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

Masayuki Murata

General Manager, Balance Portfolio Investment Department
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

Kazuyuki Shigemoto

General Manager, Investment Planning Dept
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

Miyuki Zeniya

Head of Sustainable Finance
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

Hiroshi Masuda

Executive Director
The Pension Fund of Fujikura

Yoshiaki Nakahara

General Manager, Investment Department
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

Norimitsu Takeda

Chief Investment Officer
Zurich Life Insurance


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 60 representatives of institutional investor entities.


Shangri-La Hotel

Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8283, Japan
Tel: +81 3 6739 7550


The Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo is a swish affair, occupying the top 11 floors of a skyscraper in the Marunouchi district: the perfect pied-a-terre for visitors here for business or pleasure.  A stunning art collection, lavish floral arrangements, an abundance of dripping chandeliers, and generously-sized rooms are just some of the things you can expect, besides enormous windows that boast some of the best panoramas of the city.

Institutional Investor’s forums are high calibre, professionally run networking events with focused topics that are very relevant to investors in Japan.

Kosuke Okimori, Executive Investment Director, Kewpie Pension Fund



Registration and agenda are available upon request, please contact:

Jamie Kwan

Operations Manager, Sales and Events
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