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Central Banking Series: Japan

Monday, November 13, 2017
Shangri-la Hotel

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Central Banking Series: Japan

GIC is returning to Asia for the next program in our Central Banking Series, supported by Asset One Management Co. and featuring Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. 

The dual-city program will begin on Friday, November 10 with a roundtable session in Kyoto, followed by a public conference in Tokyo on Monday, November 13. 

 

November 9-11, 2017 – GIC Kyoto
Thursday November 9 – Arrival in Osaka (KIX)/Ground transportation to Kyoto
Friday November 10th – AM Roundtable/PM Dinner
Saturday November 11th – Bullet Train to Tokyo

November 11-13 – GIC Tokyo
Saturday  November 11 – Arrival in Tokyo
Sunday November 12 – City Tour/Welcome Dinner
Monday November 13 – Central Banking Series Conference

 

Agenda | Monday, November 13

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Registration and Coffee 

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM | Welcoming Remarks

  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and Chairman of GIC

9:10 AM – 10:30 AM | Session 1 : Monetary Policy : How to Cope with Unconventional Policy

  • Patrick T. Harker, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Gudrun Monika Moede, Deutsche Bundesbank, Head of the Representative Office in Tokyo
  • Yoshinori Nakata, Director General, International Department, Bank of Japan
  • Moderator: Akinari Horii, Special Advisor, Canon Institute for Global Studies

10:30AM – 10:40AM | Break

10:40AM – 12:10PM | Session 2 : Asian Political Economy in Trumpian World

  • Masashi Adachi, Member, House of Councilors. Director, Foreign Affairs Division, Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party
  • Torkel Patterson, a Member of the Board of Central Japan Railway Company, former Special Assistant to the President for Asia, Senior Country Director for Japan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Masanori Nishi, Special Advisor to the Minister of Defense, former Vice Minister of Defense
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and Chair, GIC
  • Moderator : Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, Asset Management One

12:10 PM – 12:20 PM | Break

12:20 PM – 12:50 PM | Keynote Address : Green Finance

  • Rintaro Tamaki, Former Deputy Secretary General of OECD, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs of Japan

12:50PM – 1:50PM | Lunch

1:50PM – 3:20PM | Session 3 : Navigation in Global Economy

  • Chikahisa Sumi, Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, IMF (Global/Asia)
  • Bill Strauss (US), Senior Economist & Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Michael Drury (China), Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and Chair
  • Kozo Koide (Japan), Chief Economist, Asset Management One
  • Moderator: Yoichi Takita, Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Newspaper

3:20PM – 3:30PM | Break

3:30PM – 5:15PM | Session 4 : “Wisdom for Investment by Institutional Investors”

  • Bill Stone, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist, PNC Asset Management
  • Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, Asset Management One
  • Shigeki Kimura, Former Managing Executive Officer & Global Head of Industry Finance Group of Japan Bank of International Cooperation
  • Hidemi Moue, President & CEO, Japan Industrial Partners, Inc
  • Mikihide Katsumata, President & COO, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Inc
  • Moderator : Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, Asset Management One

5:15PM – 5:25PM | Concluding Remarks

  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and Chair, GIC

Event Location

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Time: 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM City: Tokyo Download iCal

Additional Event Location

City: Kyoto

Speakers

Yoshinori Nakata

Director-General, International Department of the Bank of Japan

Mr. Yoshinori Nakata is currently Director-General of the International Department of the Bank of Japan. Mr. Nakata joined the Bank in 1988 and has worked in various areas with a focus on international relations, financial markets research and prudential policy. He was most recently, Deputy’s Deputy for the Bank of Japan at G7 and G20 meetings, as Deputy-Director General of the International Department. He has also represented the Bank in various international committees and working groups of the BIS (Basel Committee on Banking Supervision , Committee on the Global Financial System) and G20 (Framework Working Group). Earlier in his career, he was seconded to the secretariat of the Basel Committee
on Banking Supervision at the BIS between 1998 and 2002 working on international bank capital regulation.

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Patrick T. Harker

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Patrick T. Harker took office on July 1, 2015, as the 11th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In this role, Dr. Harker participates on the Federal Open Market Committee, which formulates the nation’s monetary policy.

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Masashi Adachi

Director, Foreign Affairs Division, House of Councillors

Masashi Adachi is a member of the House of Councilors, a Director of the Foreign Affairs Division, and sits on the Policy Research Council for the Liberal Democratic Party. Mr. Adachi was first elected to the House of Councillors in 2014 and is currently the Director of the Committee on Land and Transport. He also serves on the Committee on Audit and the Special Committee on Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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Yoichi Takita

Senior Staff Writer of Nikkei

Business Career:
1981 Joined Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
1985 Staff Writer, covering financial markets
1987~90 Zurich Bureau Chief
1990 Staff Writer, covering financial markets
1995 Senior Staff Writer, Economic News Department
2007 Deputy Chief Editorial Writer for Nikkei
2008~09 Senior Staff Writer for Nikkei America
2009~11 Back to Tokyo, Deputy Chief Editorial Writer for Nikkei
2011 Senior Staff Writer, writing columns for Nikkei

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Rintaro Tamaki

President of the Japan Center for International Finance (JCIF)

Mr. Rintaro Tamaki was appointed President of the Japan Center for International Finance (JCIF) in October 2017. Prior to his nomination at JCIF, Mr. Tamaki was Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD from August 2011 to July 2017. His portfolio included the strategic direction of OECD policy on Environment, Green Growth,  Taxation, Financial and Enterprise Affairs & Anti-Corruption, along with representing  the OECD at the Financial Stability Board meetings. During his tenure at the OECD, he also acted as Chief Economist from February to October 2014.

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Shigeki Kimura

President & CEO, Stimulus Inc.

Mr. Kimura had been the Managing Executive Officer and Global Head of Industry Finance Group of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) since June 2013 until June 2017. Under his leadership, JBIC’s Industry Finance Group provided a record-breaking \ 5 trillion ($ 45 billion) in financing from FY 2013 to FY 2016 for more than 870 overseas business projects by Japanese companies. During that period, he closed unprecedented deals for the Bank which include M&A Financing for Japanese companies’ cross-border M&As, project financing, equity financing, private equity investments, and financing for Japanese SMEs’ overseas investments.

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Kozo Koide

Asset Management One Co.  Ltd

Kozo Koide is the Chief Economist at Asset Management One Co.  Ltd.,  which  is  the largest Japanese asset management company with about 52 trillion yen (approximately 505 billion US$) assets under its management in October 2016.

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Chikahisa Sumi

Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, IMF

Chikahisa Sumi was appointed as Director of Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP), International Monetary Fund, on September 28, 2016. He has worked on Asia and the Pacific counties for seven years in the IMF, including leading missions to the Philippines, Singapore, New Zealand and Fiji.

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Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Akinari Horii

Special Advisor, Directors of the Canon Institute for Global Studies

Akinari Horii is Special Advisor and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canon Institute for Global Studies, a research think tank in Tokyo, Japan. He also sits on the Audit & Supervisory Board of Tokio Marine Holdings. In addition, Akinari advises a few internationally active business firms, e.g., Nomura Securities.

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Mikihide Katsumata

President and COO, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan

Mikihide Katsumata is the President and COO of the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.

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Gudrun Monika Moede

Head of Deutsche Bundesbank’s Representative Office Tokyo

Gudrun Monika Moede is Head of Deutsche Bundesbank’s Representative Office Tokyo since autumn 2015. She joined the German central bank in 1986 and has served the Bank in various positions, starting at a branch office in the North of Germany, but then mainly in the central office in Frankfurt. For several years she worked in the IT department, inter alia being in charge of IT security management, a member of various ESCB working groups.

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Hidemi Moue

Chief Executive Officer, Japan Industrial Partners, Inc.

Hidemi Moue has been the Chief Executive Officer of Japan Industrial Partners, Inc., since its inception in 2002. Japan Industrial Partners is a private equity firm based in Tokyo, focusing in corporate carve out investments.

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Masanori Nishi

Senior Advisor, Nippon Life Insurance Company

Masanori Nishi is a Senior Advisor at Nippon Life Insurance Company. He has been a Special Adviser to the Minister of Defense since August of 2017 after holding the role previously from 2015-2016. Mr. Nishi has held numerous roles at the Ministry of Defense such as Director General of the Bureau of Finance and Equipment, Director General of the Bureau of Defense Policy, and Administrative Vice Minister of Defense.

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Torkel Patterson

Board Member, Central Japan Railway Company

Torkel Patterson is a member of the board of Central Japan Railway Company, which operates the iconic Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka and which is developing the world’s first Superconducting Maglev line and holds the world’s record for the fastest train.

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Bill Stone

Executive Vice President and Global Chief Investment Strategist, PNC Asset Management Group

Bill Stone is executive vice president and global chief investment strategist for PNC Asset Management Group. He is responsible for leading the strategy teams for PNC Wealth Management®, PNC Institutional Asset Management® and Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth® in monitoring the factors that influence the direction of domestic and international financial markets.

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Bill Strauss

Senior Economist and Economic Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic adviser in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy.

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