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Japan has been one of the top economies over the past century. There has been a caution around the market as there have been various factors contributing to a slowdown of economic growth in Japan, including the most recent pandemic. This has brought a greater awareness to the importance of risk management as regulators and banks try to keep Japan afloat. There are similar challenges within the Japanese markets as compared to others but have presented its own regional challenges including, LIBOR transition, greater focus on ESG, model governance, and a growing liquidity risk.
Managing Director, Money Laundering Control Office, Compliance Control Department
Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Head of Japan & Vice Head of Southeast Asia
World Bank Group, MIGA
Shuichi Hayashida is Head of Japan and Head of Southeast Asia for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group.
Hayashida works out of Tokyo office to further the World Bank Group’s mission of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity through collaboration with Japanese investors and their partners. To that end, MIGA supports investments in regions where capital is most scarce. MIGA is now the leading political risk insurance provider in fragile and conflict affected countries.
Previously he worked for MUFG Bank (formerly The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) out of Singapore, London, Tokyo with focus on project finance transactions in his capacity as both financial advisor and lender covering energy sector globally. He also worked on large scale-acquisitions, merger and divestment projects in Asia.
Hayashida has a Master of Laws from University of London, Master of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. He is also a US-certified CPA and a Japanese CMA (chartered member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan).
Director, Head of XVA quant modelling
Susumu Higaki is Head of XVA quant modelling at MUFG Bank and managing global XVA quant group including two securities firms in London & Tokyo. Prior to the current role, he worked as rates exotics & credit derivatives quant and was heavily involved in the industry initiative to develop the SIMM for the Uncleared Margin Rule. He has Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in physics from Kyoto University.
Director, CIO Office Quants Team
Japan Post Bank
Tatsuo is Managing Director and Head of Quant Team in Investment Division at Japan Post Bank since 2016, and he is a member of the ALM Committee. He is responsible for all quantitative analysis including asset allocation, front risk management and investment strategies as well as developing trading systems for the investment division. From 2018, he is also responsible for Rates and FX Department. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank, his career started with Morgan Stanley Japan in 1999 as Interest Rate Strategist after graduating from Graduate School of Waseda University with a Masters Degree in Mathematics. In 2005, he joined ABN AMRO Securities Japan, which was subsequently integrated into RBS Securities Japan, as head of Japan Research.
Tatsuo rejoined Morgan Stanley Japan in October 2009 and became head of JGB/swap trading and sales desk. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2010 and appointed Head of Japan Interest Rate Product Group. He was named Co-Head of Japan Fixed Income and appointed to a Board member of Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings in January 2013. His last role at Morgan Stanley MUFG was Head of Japan Fixed Income Trading.
While working at Japan Post Bank, Tatsuo is teaching fixed income investments and ALM strategy at Tokyo Metropolitan University where he earned PhD in Business Administration.
Section Head, Group Integrated Risk Management Division
I am Section Head of Integrated Risk Management Division in Shinsei Bank. I am managing market risk and quantitative analysis including trading and banking book especially interest rate and FX products. Prior to current position, I was exotic derivative trader and product structurer. I have experienced market for twenty years. I am part-time teacher at Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University.
General Manager, Risk Management Department
Sompo Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Shinobu Imamura is General Manager of Risk Management Department of Sompo Holdings, Inc. He assumed the role in April 2021 and has been responsible for overall risk management of Sompo Group. He is responsible for managing whole spectrum of risks around the complex business portfolio of Sompo Group by making robust Enterprise Risk Management framework.
Prior to his current position, he has been engaged in building the ERM framework of Sompo Group since 2011 and led the development of Group’s Risk Appetite Framework and Risk Control System. In 2018, he contributed to the company obtaining the “Strong” ERM assessment from S&P, the highest rating for an insurance company in Japan.
His prior responsibilities also include Financial Guarantee Division (2006 to 2011), Bond management Division (2004 to 2006), Credit Division (2000 to 2004) and Retail sales Department (1995 to 2000) of Sompo Japan Insurance, Inc.
He has a BA of economic at Nagoya University (1995).
MITSUBISHI UFJ MORGAN STANLEY SECURITIES Co. Ltd.
Dr. Shinichiro Itozaki is a Senior Manager of Financial Engineering Division at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. Dr. Itozaki is responsible for planning and quantitative research of XVA, ISDA SIMM, interest rate benchmark reform, and OTC derivatives market reform in general. Dr. Itozaki received a Ph. D. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Tokyo.
Chief Risk Officer
Sotaro Kato is Executive Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer at Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Kato served as Co-CRO for Nomura Holdings, Inc. and CRO for Nomura Holdings America between 2016 and 2020.
He was the Head of Group Risk Management for Nomura Holdings, Inc. from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Kato managed
various sales and trading activities for Global Markets in both Japan and in the Americas.
Before joining Nomura in 2002, Mr. Kato served in various roles at the Bank of Japan for 10 years and his final assignment
was a chief trader for the Open Market Operations desk.
Mr. Kato graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1992 and earned MBA from the University of Chicago in 1998.
Chief Manager, Legal Department & Securities Operations Department
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Professional Career :
2010: Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company: Assistant Manager, Legal Department
2015: Vice President, Nippon Life Asia Pacific Reginal H.Q. (Singapore) (Seconded)
2018: Manager, Structured Finance Department
2020: Manager, Legal Department
2021: Chief Manager, Legal Department & Securities Operations Department
Certificate: Attorney at Law (Admitted in Japan, 2009)
Chief Risk Officer
Ignacio Ohno is the Chief Risk Officer for Japan and Korea at Credit Suisse and is based in Tokyo. He has over 20 year experience in the finance industry assuming roles in risk management and trading covering Asian and Latin American markets. Mr. Ohno received an MBA and MS (in Statistics and Operational Research) from New York University and a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.
Director, Head of Credit Risk Japan
John Place is Head of Credit Risk Management at Barclays Japan. After graduating from International Christian University in 1988 and beginning his banking career as a new grad working for Fuji Bank, John has worked in the financial industry for his entire career based in Tokyo, with the exception of two years he spent in Chicago. Prior to joining Barclays, John worked for JP Morgan and its legacy institutions for 15years. Away from work, John cares passionately about the Citizenship and Diversity, and has provided a variety of training sessions for students to connect them with employment opportunities. John holds a bachelor of arts degree from International Christian University, Tokyo and an MBA from the University of Washington.
Chief Risk Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
Nikko Asset Management
Kiyotaka Ryu is leading the global risk management function as Chief Risk Officer since December 2018 and is also responsible for overall business planning and management to support Middle and Back Office functions as Chief Administrative Officer since July 2018.
Kiyotaka Ryu joined the Internal Audit Department of Nikko AM in September 2007 and went on to become the Head of Internal Audit where he led the Nikko AM Group’s Internal Audit practice for three and a half years.
Before joining Nikko AM, he worked for KPMG, as a financial and technology auditor. He served clients from various industries including the financial sector.
He is a qualified accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountant.
He graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Sciences and has also received a Master of Professional Accounting Degree from University of New South Wales.
Head of Risk Management
ewarrant Japan Securities
eWarrant Japan Securities Head of risk management
・Develop crypto currency derivative product and establish risk management structure
・Manage option trading risk management and encourage tail risk management
・Establish risk appetite framework and introduce new VaR model for option trading
Gibraltar Life Insurance managed ALM risk
PCA Life Insurance Formulated and implemented investment strategy.
Citigroup conducted credit risk analysis
General Manager, Wholesale Operations Planning Office
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Seiichi Tanaka is General Manager of Wholesale Operations and Procedures Planning Office, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Since 2008, Mr. Tanaka has been actively engaged in a variety of projects related to international financial regulations, including central clearing, trade reporting, margin requirements and benchmark reform.
Mr. Tanaka graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and is a U.S. CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage
Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
Shun Yanagisawa is a Director and the Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage, which sits within the Markets and Securities Services at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
In this capacity, he is responsible for managing Futures agency execution, electronic execution and clearing, OTC Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage business. He is the member of APAC regional FCX management team. Prior to joining Citi, Yanagisawa was responsible for sales and marketing at JPMorgan in Japan for over 11 years.
Approx. 20 years industry experience, Yanagisawa regularly participates in public roundtables and serves for multiple industry groups and help advocate stability for the clearing system for both Futures and OTC clearing. Shun is the elected board member, Vice President, ExCo and chairman of Operations committee of FIA Japan, interest rate swap steering committee at JSCC, Wholesale market steering committee of TFX and several working groups member of ISDA. Shun holds an M.B.A. from the University of Wales.
Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
Shinichi Yoshiya is Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC in the Legal Division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yoshiya covers a broad range of complex cross-border financial regulatory matters and transactions for Morgan Stanley’s Japan and Asia Pacific region including OTC derivatives regulations of Japan, U.S. and EU, the Volcker Rule, Resolution Stay, MiFID2, Brexit, LIBOR and Basel 3 capital rules. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Yoshiya was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advising on financial regulatory matters. Mr. Yoshiya has held academic appointments at Duke University Law School as Visiting Professor and currently teaches global financial regulations at Meiji University Law School. Duke University, Law School (LL.M.), Aoyama Gakuin University, Business School (M.B.A.), Sophia University (LL.B.). Mr. Yoshiya is admitted to the bar of the state of New York.
Head of Sustainable Finance
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
Ms. Miyuki Zeniya is Head of Sustainable Finance at The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company whose AUM is about 35 trillion yen. She is responsible for ESG integration and promoting sustainable finance for all assets.
After she joined the Dai-ichi Life in 2013, she had been responsible for engagement and proxy voting since The Dai-ichi Life expressed the agreement with Japan’s Stewardship Code in 2014.
Prior to joining The Dai-ichi Life, she was a managing advisor for Polaris Capital Group and led a role to value up the investee companies as their board member. Prior to this she was Deputy President of Japanese regional bank, which was the first full-time female board member of banking industry in Japan. She also had an experience to lead IPO as CFO of HR consulting firm in 2000. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. She started her career at Nomura Research Institute.
She was a member of a Forum for Integrated Corporate Disclosure and ESG Dialogue by METI and a member of PFA 21 Task Force for ESG Financial Strategy by MOE. From April of 2019 she is a member of Working Group of the NAP on Business and Human Rights by MOFA. She is also a member of PRI Japan Network Advisory Committee.
Prominent regulators and industry experts
The Risk Japan conference brings together senior professionals from major regional and global financial institutions and regulators to analyse the impact of global regulatory reforms and investigate the latest investment strategies adopted by banks and institutional investors in the region.
Vibrant meeting place for finance and risk practitioners
Each year the conference provides platform for leading risk professionals to meet and discuss mitigating investment risks in a volatile market, enhancing risk management strategies across credit, market, liquidity, and regulatory risks, and regulatory reforms across financial markets.
Discussions and analysis for risk and derivatives professionals
The Risk Japan conference is dedicated to informing risk and finance professionals to understand the challenges of risk management today and provides an unparalleled insight into what is happening at the cutting edge of risk management and regulation in Japan and across the region.
Japan's most in-depth risk & investment agenda
2021 Conference highlights include:
- How to prepare for the LIBOR transition
- Building efficiency with the oncoming UMR phase 5
- The big FRTB data issue
- Collaboration towards an ESG compliant market
- The ensuing regulatory requirements for model governance
- Developing reliable credit models with uncertainty looming
- How to fight buy-side liquidity risks