14th Annual Japan Investment Forum

Sep 11th - Sep 12th 2019
Shangri-La Hotel

The 14th 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 2019 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.


Japan’s economic outlook and policy development


New approaches for risk management and portfolio construction

Effective asset allocation frameworks for international exposures


Issues to consider when allocating to alternative credit and real assets

2018 Advisory Board

Hideto Yamamoto

Chief Investment Officer
Aflac Global Investments

Masaru Tsuruoka

General Manager, Investment Planning Department
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance

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

Yoshiyuki Suzuki

General Manager
Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance

Atsushi Takemura

Executive Director
Mitsui Life Insurance

Kenichi Ota

Chief Investment Officer
Mitsui & Co Pension Fund

Daisuke Ishida

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

Hiroki Masuoka

Managing Director
Nitto Denko

Kiyoshi Iwashina

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Noritz Pension Fund

Yoshio Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer
Okayama Metal & Machinery Pension Fund

Takeo Honma

Finance Department

Toshio Fujimura

General Manager, Investment Planning Dept.
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

Kohei Hashimoto

General Manager, ALM Fund Management Department
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

Kazuyuki Shigemoto

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

Hiroyuki Kotoku

Deputy General Manager
Tokio Marine & Nichido Life Insurance Company

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 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.



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