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Central Banking Series: Japan

Monday, November 13, 2017
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This November 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.

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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 – 9:00 AM | Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:10 AM | Welcoming Remarks

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

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

  • Patrick T. Harker, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Gudrun Moede, Deutsche Bundesbank, Head of the Representative Office in Tokyo
  • Yoshinori Nakata, Director General, International Department, Bank of Japan
  • Moderator: David Kotok, CIO of Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member

10:30 -10:40 AM | Break

10:40 AM – 12:10 PM | Session II: 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 of GIC
  • Moderator: Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, Asset Management One

12:10 – 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

12:50 -1:50 PM | Lunch

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

  • Bill Strauss, Senior Economist & Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Manuel Balmaseda, Chief Economist, CEMEX and GIC Board Member
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and Chair of GIC
  • Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, Asset Management One
  • Moderator: Yoichi Takita, Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Newspaper

3:20 – 3:30 PM | Break

3:30 – 5:15 PM | Session IV: Wisdom for Investment by Institutional Investors

  • Bill Stone, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist, PNC Asset Management
  • Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, Asset Management One
  • Hidemi Moue, President & CEO, Japan Industrial Partners, Inc
  • Mikihide Katsumata, President & COO, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
  • Moderator: Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, Asset Management One

5:15 – 5:25 PM | Concluding Remarks

  • David Kotok, CIO of Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member

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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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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Manuel Balmaseda

Chief Economist, CEMEX

Manuel Balmaseda is the Chief Economist at CEMEX, a leading global building materials corporation. Previously he served as Chief Economist for Spain and Europe at BBVA, Chief Economist for Capital Markets at BBV, professor of economics at CEMFI and visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.

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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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David Kotok

CIO of Cumberland Advisors

David R. Kotok cofounded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its chief investment officer since inception. He holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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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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