AGENDA
Subject to change

08:15 - 08:40

REGISTRATION

08:40 - 08:45

INTRODUCTION

  • Edward J. Rogers, Chairman, AIMA Japan/CEO & CIO, Rogers Investment Advisors KK

08:45 - 08:50

WELCOME

  • Jack Inglis, Chief Executive Officer, AIMA

08:50 - 09:30

MISSION CRITICAL – HOW TO LAUNCH ALTERNATIVE FUNDS IN ASIA AND BEYOND?

Moderator:

  • Thomas Granger, Partner, Walkers

Speakers:

  • Chris Wells, Partner, Morgan Lewis

  • Han Ming Ho, Partner, Sidley Austin

  • Norm Champ, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

  • Robert Humann, Regional Head, Hedge Fund Sales, SS&C Fund Services (Asia) Limited

09:30 - 09:50

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE DEVELOPMENTS IN JAPAN

  • Seth H Fischer, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Oasis Management

09:50 - 10:30

CRYPTOCURRENCY AND BLOCKCHAIN - TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Moderator:

  • Richard Byworth, COO, Diginex Limited

Speakers:

  • Gerrit van Wingerden, Co-Founder & CTO, Caspian Tech

  • Grant Suttie, Managing Director, Head of Service Delivery, Alternative Investment Services, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon

  • John Pellew, Chief Executive Officer, Othera

  • Roger Ver, Chief Executive Officer, Bitcoin.com

10:30 - 11:10

KEYNOTE AND FIRESIDE CHAT

  • Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

  • Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs Japan Co Ltd

11:10 - 11:15

PRESENTATION OF THE JAPAN AIMA / CAIA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

  • Peter Douglas, Director, CAIA Foundation

11:15 - 11:45

COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:45 - 12:25

PE OPPORTUNITIES - A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Moderator:

  • Shinichiro Shiraki, CEO and CIO, Akebono Asset Management Ltd

Speakers:

  • Mark Nelligan, Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investment Services and Structured Products, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon

  • Masaharu Sakata, Senior Advisor, AlpInvest Partners

  • Tokihiko Shimizu, Chief Executive Officer, Japan Post Investment Corporation

  • Yusuke Watanabe, Director, The Carlyle Group

12:25 - 12:55

AIMA / NOMURA SECURITIES JAPAN INVESTOR SURVEY   

  • Shunsuke Kasuga, Executive Director, Fiduciary Management Department, Nomura Securities Co Ltd

  • Yasuko Hirabayashi, Vice President, Capital Introductions, Asia Pacific, Prime Finance Group, Nomura Securities Co Ltd

12:55 - 13:30

KEYNOTE AND FIRESIDE CHAT

  • Francois Fillon, Prime Minister of France, 2007 - 2012

  • Edward J. Rogers, Chairman, AIMA Japan/CEO & CIO, Rogers Investment Advisors KK

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

Breakout Sessions:

14:30 - 15:10

BREAKOUT 1: VENTURE CAPITAL: TO BOLDLY INVEST IN… SPACE, THE FINAL INVESTMENT FRONTIER

Speaker:

  • Chris Blackerby, COO, Astroscale

BREAKOUT 2: HIGH SPEED TRADING – HOW FAST IS FAST?

Moderator:

  • Simon Coombes, Director, DXC Fixnetix

Speakers:

  • Goki Sakaguchi, Vice President, Client Relations, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc

  • Matthew Hassan, Executive Director, Head of Platform Sales, Trading Platform Sales Department, Nomura Securities Co Ltd

  • Shinya Uchida, Head of Compliance & Counsel, Two Sigma Japan Ltd

  • Yuki Sako, Associate, K&L Gates LLP

15:10 - 15:50

BREAKOUT 3: PE INVESTING – CAN THE SUCCESS CONTINUE?

Moderator:

  • Shinichiro Shiraki, CEO & CIO, Akebono Asset Management Ltd

Speakers:

  • Ayumi Sakurai, Representative Partner, Yukon Capital Partners

  • Gregory Rokuro Hara, Chief Executive and Managing Partner, J-Star

  • Reijiro Yamamoto, Founding Partner, Integral Corporation

BREAKOUT 4: HOW TO DO MORE WITH LESS -  OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

Moderator:

  • R.G. Manalac, Managing Director, Asia Pacific - Eze Software

Speakers:

  • Ashmita Chhabra, Managing Director, Business Development – APAC, Apex Fund Services

  • Melvyn Ford, APAC Business Development Director, NEX Optimisation

  • Rory Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, Rogers Investment Advisors KK (RIA)

15:50 - 16:30

BREAKOUT 5: TOKYO AS A GLOBAL FINANCIAL CENTRE – WILL THE SUN RISE?

Speaker:

  • Takahiro Tajiri, Senior Director, Strategic Project, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

This session will be conducted in Japanese, a translator will be present

BREAKOUT 6: JAPAN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MARKET UPDATE

Moderator:

  • Marian Rajanathan, Manager - Asian Investors, Preqin

Speakers:

  • Dan Kato, Senior Managing Director, Strategic Capital Inc

  • Jun-Yon Kim, Portfolio Manager, Rogers Investment Advisors KK

  • Naoki Iwami, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer (Global Macro Hedge Fund), Whiz Partners Inc

16:30 - 17:00

COFFEE & NETWORKING

17:00 - 17:40

JAPAN INVESTOR PANEL

Moderator:

  • Hiroki Yagi, Senior Portfolio Strategist, Nomura Funds Research and Technologies Co Ltd

Speakers:

  • Kenichiro Hokugo,  Director of Hedge Fund Investments, Pension Investment Department, Pension Fund Association

  • Naohide Une, Managing Director, Head of Strategic Investment Department, Market Division, Japan Post Bank Co Ltd

  • Shigeki Muramatsu, General Manager, Credit & Alternative Investment Department, Mizuho Bank

This panel will be conducted in Japanese

17:40 - 17:50

MARKET PREDICTION AWARDS

  • Chris Wells, Partner, Morgan Lewis

17:50 - 18:00

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Edward J. Rogers, Chairman, AIMA Japan/CEO & CIO, Rogers Investment Advisors KK

18:00 - 19:00

EVENING COCKTAIL AND NETWORKING EVENT

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