Advancements in index-based investing are paving the way for a new era of asset management. As access to markets and the range of strategies continues to evolve, the need to match investment tools with client objectives in on the rise.


Join S&P Dow Jones Indices and industry experts as we explore the continued growth and evolution of the Asian ETF landscape. Gain a deeper understanding of the innovations driving access to regional markets while networking with peers at our 2-day, complimentary event.

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BlackRock Japan
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Jane Street (Exchange)
SSGA SPDR Japanese (Associated)
Vanguard (Exchange)
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Asset Management One (Exchange)
CBOE (The 10th Annual Japan ETF Conference)
Daiwa AM
Deutsche Asset Management (The 10th Annual Japan ETF Conference)
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Lyxor (Exchange)
Mitsubishi UFJ (Exchange)
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Reliable Investment Advisors Japan Co.,Ltd (RIA Japan)
Exhibit Partner
Cathy SITE
Samsung Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Yuanta (Exchange)
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Japan Association for Financial Planners
Japan Securities Dealers Association
TWSE (Additional)
ETF Business Review
Educational Partner
CAIA (Additional)
Location
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

 

day 1: TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019

 

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

Opening Remarks

 

Speaker: Alexander Matturri, Chief Executive Officer, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

 

 

Session 1 : A New Era of Asset Management

 

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

ETFS AND THE EVOLVING ASSET MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

 

Speaker: Katsumi Fujikawa, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Planning Group and Chief of Staff, Head of ETF Business Group, BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

 

 

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Keynote Speech

 

Keynote Speaker: Toshihide Endo, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency

 

 

11:10 AM – 12:00 pM

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW FINANCIAL BUSINESS TRENDS

 

Moderator: Keiichi Ohara, Chief Executive Officer, Japan Asset Management Platform Group Co., Ltd.

Panelists:

·         Kazuhisa Shibayama, Chief Executive Officer, WealthNavi Co., Ltd.

·         Takashi Fujita, President & Representative Director, KDDI Asset Management Co., Ltd.

·         Asumi Kantake, Chief Executive Officer, Tsumiki Co., Ltd

 

 

12:00 pM – 1:00 pM

NETWORKING LUNCH (sponsored by partners)

 

 

SESSION 2EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF ETFS ON JAPAN'S INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

 

 

FIRST VENUE

SECOND VENUE

 

WHAT IS THE STATE OF ETFS IN JAPAN TODAY?

ALIGNING INDEX-BASED STRATEGIES WITH INDIVIDUAL GOALS

 

 

1:00 pM – 1:50 pM

MAKING SENSE OF REGULATIONS AND TAXES WHEN ACCOUNTING FOR ETFS

 

Speakers:

·         Akemi Kito, C.P.A/ Certfied Public Tax Accountant Financial Services, PwC Tax Japan

·         Dai Tsujita, Partner, Asset & Wealth Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC

TRY, LEARN, DISCOVER: HELPING RETAIL INVESTORS UNDERSTAND THE PROS AND CONS OF ETF STRATEGIES

 

Moderator: Hisashi Kaneko, "Japan’s Asset Management Business," General Manager, Nomura Research Institute

 

Panelists:

·         Tomoyoshi Hirose, Vice Chairman, Founder, Money Design Co., Ltd.

·         Shinichiro Kai, chief executive officer,Folio Co., Ltd.

·         Masafumi Watanabe, Senior ETF Strategist, Vanguard Investments Japan, Ltd.

·         Makoto Miki, Financial Literacy Support Department, Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc.

 

 

1:55 pM – 2:25 pM

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ETF MARKET MAKING INCENTIVE SCHEME LANDSCAPE AND ITS MARKET IMPACT

 

Speaker: Kei Okazaki, Head of ETF Secondary Trading, Manager of Strategic Planning Group, Equities, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

LESSONS FROM ABROAD: HOW CAN U.S. FAS INFORM ETF IMPLEMENTATION IN JAPAN?

 

Speakers:

·         Michael Jones, Chairman and CIO, RiverFront Investment Group

·         Stuart Magrath, Senior Director, Channel Management, Australia and New Zealand, S&P Dow Jones Indices



2:30 pM – 3:20 PM

WHAT STRUCTURAL CHANGES ARE NEEDED FOR THE CONTINUED EXPANSION OF THE ETF MARKET?

 

Moderator: Osamu Okuyama, Head of Index Products, Investment and Research Division, Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.

 

Panelists:

·         Koei Imai, Head of ETF Center, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. 

·         Takeki Yamada, Head of Japan Business, Institutional Trading, Flow Traders

·         Yosuke Kikuchi, Chief Manager of Strategic Planning Department, Japan Securities Clearing Corporation, Inc.

·         Noritaka Yoshimura, Passive Management Department, Equity Management Department, Senior Fund Manager, Daiwa Asset Management Co.Ltd.

 

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF IFAS AND RIAS IN JAPAN?

 

Moderator: Koichi Ito, Senior Executive Director of the Japan Association for Financial Planners (a Non-Profit Organization),

Professor of  Chiba University

 

Panelists:

·         Ryuji Ando, Chief Executive Officer, Reliable Investment Advisors Japan Co., Ltd

·         Masaki Kanai, Executive Officer, IFA Dept., SBI SECURITIES Co.,Ltd.

·         Hiroki Nakagiri, Chief Executive Officer, GAIA Co., Ltd

3:25 PM – 3:55 PM

TRADING JAPAN AND GLOBALLY LISTED ETFS EFFICIENTLY

– LIVE TRADING DEMO

 

Speaker: Takeki Yamada, Head of Japan Business, Institutional Trading, Flow Traders

 

 

3:55 PM – 4:10 PM

BREAK

 

 

4:10 PM – 5:00 PM

HOW INDEX INNOVATION IS RESHAPING INSTITUTIONAL SOLUTIONS

 

Moderator: Kana Kawasaki, Senior Director, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·         Yasunori Itaya, Manager, Office of Policy Planning, Members Center, Pension Fund Association

·         Yoshihisa Suzuki, Director of Fund Management, Financial Affairs Division, Waseda University

·         Keiichi Nakajima, General Manager of Investment Planning, Corporate Planning Dept., MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc.

·         Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Vice President, Institutional Sales Dept., Deutsche Asset Management (Japan) Limited (DWS)

·         Yoshinobu Hirano, Managing Director, Nara Chuo Shinkin Bank

 

PRACTICAL PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION IDEAS FOR CHALLENGING TIMES

 

Moderator: Kohei Morinaga, Chief Executive Officer, Manene Co., Ltd.

 

Panelists:

·         Hideki Oe, Chief Executive Officer, Office Libertas Co., Ltd.

·         Tetsuro Ii, President and CEO, Commons Asset Management, Inc.

5:05 PM – 5:55 PM

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE FUTURE: ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

 

Moderator: Kohei Sasaki, Senior Manager, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd.

 

Panelists:

·         Hiroki Tadera, ETF Group, Investment Trust Marketing Div., Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.

·         Hiroaki Doi, Equity & Derivatives Bujiness Unit Products Division, Rakuten Securities, Inc.

·         Ishikawa Wataru, Vice President , ETF Business Planning, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

·         Kei Okazaki, Head of ETF Secondary Trading, Manager of Strategic Planning Group, Equities, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

 

 

5:55 PM – 6:00 PM

CLOSING REMARKS 

 

Speaker: Yoshiyuki Makino, Head of Japan Office, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

 

Statements made by persons who are not S&P Dow Jones Indices employees represent their own views and opinions, and are not necessarily the views of S&P Dow Jones Indices.

 

   Agenda subject to change.

 

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019

 

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

Keynote Speech

 

Keynote Speaker: Koichiro Miyahara, President & CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

 

 

 

Session 3ETF Trends: What's Happening in Markets Around the Globe?

 

10:10 AM – 11:00 AM

AT THE FOREFRONT OF ETF MARKETS

 

Moderator: John Davies, Global Head of ETP, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·         Yasuyuki Konuma, Executive Managing Director, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

·         Hong Joo Kim, Head of Product Management Team, Securitized Product Market Department, Korea Exchange

·         Brian Roberts, Head of Exchange Traded Products, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

·         Giang Bui, Director Listings, Cboe Global Markets, Inc

 

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Asset management mega trends and the future

 

Speaker: Masafumi Watanabe, Senior ETF Strategist, Vanguard Investments Japan, Ltd.

11:30 AM – 12:00 pM

BOJ’S AND FRB'S MONETARY POLICY UNDER THE CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT

 

Speaker: Sayuri Shirai, Ph.D., Professor of Keio University, Visiting scholar at the Asian Development Bank Institute

 

 

12:00 pM – 12:30 pM

WHAT DOES THE LATEST ETF TRADING SURVEY TELL US ABOUT TRADING BEST PRACTICES?

 

Speaker: Slawomir Rzeszotko, Head of Institutional Sales & Trading, Europe, Jane Street

 

12:30 pM – 1:30 pM

NETWORKING LUNCH (sponsored by partners)

 

1:30 pM – 2:15 pM

KEY UPDATES FROM MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD

 

Speakers: Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings

 

 

SESSION 4INNOVATIONS FOR TOMORROW'S INVESTORS TODAY

 

2:15 pM – 2:45 pM

Trends in ESG Investing

 

Benjamin Colton, Head of APAC, Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors (Japan) Co., Ltd.

 

2:45 pM – 3:15 PM

WHAT'S DRIVING THE GROWTH OF PASSIVE IN ASIA?

 

Speaker: Priscilla Luk, Managing Director & Head of Asia Pacific

Global Research & Design, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

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What's Driving the Growth of Passive in Asia - Priscilla Luk

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM

THE INNOVATION LINK: MEETING THE CLIENT'S EVOLVING NEEDS WITH CUTTING EDGE SOLUTIONS

 

Moderator: Yasuyuki Kato, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

 

Panelists:

·         Kohei Sasaki, Senior Manager, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management, Ltd.

·         Grace Chiu, VP Business Development Asia Direxion Asia Limited Hong Kong Based in hong Kong, Direxion Investments

·         Yoshihiro Hamada, Senior Executive Investment Trust Marketing Div. & Product Div., Asset Management One Co., Ltd.

·         Christopher Friese, Head of Lyxor ETF Asia Pacific, SG Securities (HK) Ltd.

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM

WHAT'S NEXT? CHARTING AN ETF COURSE IN THE NEW ERA OF FINANCE

 

Moderator: Yoshiyuki Makino, Head of Japan Office, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·         Dohei Echizenya, Director, ETF Business, ETF Business Group, BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

·         Masaki Sugihara, Vice President, Exchange Traded Funds, State Street Global Advisors (Japan) Co., Ltd.

·         Osamu Okuyama, Head of Index Products, Investment and Research Division, Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.

5:00 PM – 5:10 PM

CLOSING REMARKS 

 

Speaker: Yoshiyuki Makino, Head of Japan Office, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

 

5:15 PM – 7:00 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Statements made by persons who are not S&P Dow Jones Indices employees represent their own views and opinions, and are not necessarily the views of S&P Dow Jones Indices.

 

   Agenda subject to change.

 

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