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

Ryohei Shimizu

Chief Investment Officer
AIG Pension Fund

Akihiko Matsuyama

Chief Investment Officer
AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Motoki Kobayashi

Finance and Accounting Div. Finance Group
Daikin Industries, Ltd

Takanobu Ide

Executive Director
Duskin Pension Fund

Toshio Shibasaki

Managing Director
Eisai Employee's Pension Fund

Koji Ohashi

Chief Investment Officer
Fuji Xerox Co.,Ltd.

Yoshiyuki Suzuki

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

Kosuke Okimori

Executive Investment Director
Kewpie Pension Fund

Akira Okada

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

Koichi Nakano

General Manager, Investment Planning & Research Department
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

Kenichi Ota

Chief Investment Officer
Mitsui & Co Pension Fund

Shinichi Okamoto

General Manager
Nippon Life Insurance Company

Hiroki Masuoka

Executive Director
Nitto Denko Pension Fund

Satoshi Yatsumonji

General Manager, Investment Planning Department
ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

Kenichi Yoshida

General Manager, Investment Management Department
Sompo Holdings, Inc.

Toshio Fujimura

General Manager, Investment Planning Dept
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

Mr. Nobuyuki Ohashi

General Manager, Global Markets Investment Dept
Taiju Life Insurance Company Limited

Katsumi Sakaguchi

Executive Director
Takeda Pharmaceutical Corporate Pension Fund

Kazuyuki Shigemoto

Executive Officer, Chief General Manager, Investment
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

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


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