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

2020 Advisory Board

Toshio Shibasaki

Managing Director
Eisai Employee's Pension Fund

Yoshiyuki Suzuki

General Manager, Credit Investment and Loans Department
Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Group

Yasuhiro Izumi

Idemitsu Pension Fund

Kosuke Okimori

Executive Investment Director
Kewpie Pension Fund

Akira Okada

Managing Corporate Officer, Senior Managing Director & Head of Investments
Manulife Life Insurance Company

Yuichi Kodama

Chief Economist, Investment Planning and Research Department
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

Hiroki Masuoka

Executive Director
Nitto Denko Pension Fund

Kiyoshi Iwashina

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
Noritz Corporate Pension Fund

Kazuhiko Irie

Investment Director
Sekisui Pension Fund

Kenichi Yoshida

General Manager, Investment Management Department
Sompo Holdings, Inc.

Atsushi Takemura

Executive Director
Taiju Life Insurance Company Limited

Miyuki Zeniya

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

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Global Investment Department
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance

Yoshiaki Nakahara

General Manager, Global Investment Department
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance

Yoshio Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer
West Japan Metal and Machinery Pension Fund

Akihiro Maniwa

Managing Director
ZENROSAI Group Pension Fund

Norimitsu Takeda

Chief Investment Officer
Zurich Life Insurance Company Ltd.


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
DID: +852 2912 8033
Fax: +852 2842 7056