FCCJ Deep Dive Series 2021

9:30-10:45 am, Wednesday, April 7, 2021
(The speech and Q & A will be in English.)

The FCCJ's recently introduced Deep Dive series offers in-depth perspectives from leading experts on key business and social issues.
Japan is getting serious about transforming Tokyo into a leading regional financial center in Asia. Efforts are being led by FinCity, Tokyo, a joint venture by Japan' central government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and by leading Japanese financial and other institutions. Osaka and Fukuoka also have ambitions to become regional financial centers.
Much is at stake - not only Tokyo's ability to handle offshore banking, securities, insurance and other financial transactions but also its ability also to attract foreign talent to better manage Japan's1,900 trillion yen of savings, those in pension funds especially.
These moves come at a time when China's financial centers - Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen especially - are developing and integrating rapidly, posing a potential competitive threat to Japanese financial centers. Singapore's regional financial presence is also growing.

Three expert panelists will present views from Tokyo and Hong Kong on which Asian financial center, or centers, will emerge on top in Asia's bid to handle the investment of its own savings (and those from outside) most efficiently and profitably.

  • Naomi Takegoshi: Relationship Manager for FinCity.Tokyo, formerly served on the staff of the British Embassy in Tokyo, promoting the City of London to a Japanese audience. She is now promoting Tokyo to the outside world.  
  • Tan Lee Hock: Publisher and editor of Asia Asset Management  magazine in Hong Kong. Launched in 1995 AAM was the first Asia-Pacific region trade journal to cater to the needs of asset managers, pension funds and institutional investors.
  • Jesper Koll: Senior Advisor to fund management group WisdomTree and formerly Chief Strategist and Head of Research for US investment banks J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch.

No breakfast will be served on this occasion (owing to the Covid 19 pandemic) but coffee will be available to attendees at a price of 450 yen (including consumption tax), charged to members' accounts.
Non-members are 2,100 yen including coffee per person. Online attendance (via Zoom) is available 1,650 yen per person; please indicate the intention to attend online when you signing up. Details on how to join online will be sent to individual emails by Apr. 6. Non-members can reserve at the reception desk or by email (front@fccj.or.jp).  Payment must be made in advance by 3PM, Apr.5 No refund is available unless the event is cancelled by FCCJ.  We kindly ask for your cooperation with Covid-19 prevention measures at the reception and to wear a mask in the premises.  Thank you.                                                      

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