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The 13th Annual 

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Risk Japan in-person conference

November 10, 2020 | Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo

Risk Japan is scheduled to take place on November 10 in Tokyo. To ensure the safety of our attendees, we will be taking all necessary health measures.

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500

Attendees

Engage with 500+ CROs and risk professionals across our in-person and virtual events

250

Firms

Leading international and local financial institutions

120

C-suite

The most influential decision-makers from buy-side firms and banks

30

Speakers

World class line-up featuring regulators and industry experts

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Megan Butler

Executive Director of Supervision

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Megan joined the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in September 2015 as Executive Director responsible for the supervision of Wholesale
Banking, Investment Management, Life Insurance and Financial Advice. Megan is also responsible for Specialist Supervision including Prudential, Financial Crime and Client Assets.

Megan was previously the Executive Director of International Banks Directorate at the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). She joined the Bank of England in
April 2013 as Executive Director of International Banks Directorate after moving from the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Megan has been a supervisor since 2008, when she became Head of the Department responsible for the supervision of the UK operations of the major
investment banks. Prior to moving to supervision, Megan was Head of Enforcement Law and Policy at the FSA, and for a number of years chaired the
International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Standing Committee 4 which is concerned with international enforcement cooperation.
Before moving to the Enforcement Division, Megan was Chief Counsel for Markets, heading the legal team responsible for advising on legal issues relating
to Official Listing, the regulation of exchanges and clearing houses, market conduct and the supervision of wholesale firms.

Megan joined the FSA in 2000. Before this, she spent several years at the London Stock Exchange in a variety of legal and non-legal roles, including Head
of Capital Markets.

Megan was called to the bar in 1987.

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Tomoko Amaya

Vice Commissioner for International Affairs

Financial Services Agency (FSA), Government of Japan

Ms. Amaya is Vice Commissioner for International Affairs at Japan’s Financial Services Agency (JFSA) since July 2019. She is a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), representing the agency. She is also engaged with the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and represents the agency at the Resolution Steering Group (ReSG). She also contributes to regional cooperation among bank supervisors as Vice Chair of the EMEAP Working Group on Banking Supervision.

Ms. Amaya joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1986 and has broad experience in financial supervision and international financial regulations over her career at FSA and MOF. Prior to the current position, she served as Deputy Secretary-General of Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) (2017-2019) and Secretary General of Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board (CPAAOB) (2015-2017). Her career at JFSA also includes Director for Market and Risk (2008-2010) and Director for International Insurance Services (2002-2006).  From 2013 to 2015, Ms. Amaya served as Senior Executive Director at Deposit Insurance Corporation. She was also Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo in 2011-2013.

Ms. Amaya earned B.A. in Law at the University of Tokyo. She also finished Mid-Career Associate Program, IR/PS at the University of California, San Diego.

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Toru Morinishi

Head of Regulatory Strategy / Head of Sustainability Office

MIZUHO FINANCIAL GROUP

Toru Morinishi is the Head of Regulatory Strategy and Head of Sustainability Office for Mizuho Financial Group since 2018.  As the Head of Regulatory Strategy he is responsible for research and advocacy in relation to global financial regulation, and as the Head of Sustainability Office he is responsible for developing sustainability strategy for Mizuho.  Prior to his current roles he was a Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning Department since 2013.

In his previous positions, he was a senior credit analyst for project and structured finance deals in Mizuho’s London Branch during 2010-2013, and was engaged in investor relations in New York Branch during 2007-2010.

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Miyuki Zeniya

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.

Kouhei Iinuma

Section Head, Group Integrated Risk Management Division

Shinsei Bank

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.

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Ross Allen

Managing Director

IHS MARKIT

Ross is a Managing Director in the Financial Services division working within our Strategy team with specific focus on changes to market structure, regulation and new technology.  Ross is a member of the IHS Markit IBOR Reform committee, global head of Term Risk Free Rates (TRFR) and also sits on the ARRC sub-committee working on the development of Term SOFR.

Previously, Ross served as Head of Financial Markets APAC and was responsible for leading and growing the IHS Markit business across Asia-Pacific.  Ross has an accounting and OTC derivatives background and has worked extensively on regulatory impact and developing new products to meet regulatory change.  Ross has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry covering cash, derivatives and alternative assets markets across a variety of roles.  Ross has worked in London, Singapore and currently based in Sydney.

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Koji Takahashi

General Manager, Risk Management Department

Sompo Holdings, Inc.

General Manager Risk Management Department Sompo Holdings, Inc. 

Mr. Koji Takahashi is General Manger of Risk Management Department of Sompo Holdings, Inc.  He assumed the role in April 2018 and has been responsible for overall risk management of Sompo Group, which holds the largest Japanese P&C insurance company, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc.  

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 leading Risk Management Department, he was Managing Director of Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd. (2016 to 2017).  Before assuming Managing Director role, he was Senior Division Manager of Corporate Planning Division where he was responsible for Risk Management, Governance and Compliance of the Singapore insurer. (2012 to 2015) 

His prior responsibilities also include Planning Manager at Reinsurance Department (2006 to 2012) and Aviation Underwriter at Aviation Insurance Department (1991 to 2003) of Sompo Japan Insurance, Inc. 

He has a degree of MBA from University of California, Irvine (2006), and BA from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (1991). 

Gyoshu (George) Hiramatsu

Japan Country Director, Decision Analytics Department

Experian Japan Co.

Mayank Nanda

VP, Regulatory Capital & Margin Product Management, FE, Risk

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Akira Yamamoto

Deputy Chief Manager, Risk Management Division

Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings

Akira Yamamoto joined Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings as Deputy Chief Manager in March 2014. He delivers his insights and solutions with regard to the optimized risk return in a wide range of risk assets including Loan, Derivatives, Real Estate, Funds, and Structured Finance from the perspectives of credit and market risk.

As a senior risk manager with 30 years of experience in the commercial and investment banking industries as well as a global rating agency, he has obtained an enhanced recognition among Japanese and non-Japanese institutional investors and made contributions to the public sector through the advisories specialized in Alternative products.

Prior to joining Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings, Mr. Yamamoto spent more than ten years working at MUFG Bank until 2000 being engaged in the corporate loan underwriting. After that, he worked for Standard & Poor’s as a lead analyst specialized in Structured Finance, in addition to serving at Morgan Stanley as a head of Corporate & Structured Finance Credit Risk.

Mr. Yamamoto is a Financial Risk Manager - Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Japan's most in-depth risk & investment agenda

Conference highlights include:

  • Rethinking and refocusing on risk management functions
  • A non-negotiable – ESG and climate related risk management
  • Time to move on! The Libor transition
  • Accessing Japan’s readiness for the next stage of FRTB
  • Governing Non-financial risk (NFR) in today’s complex and competitive environment
  • Operational resilience and operational risk - “what is going to break you?
  • The new Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) framework and mitigating XVA challenges
  • ML and automation – opportunities and challenges
  • Making risk management an priority in the era of transition 
  • An update on the global regulatory landscape and its local implications
     

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