14th Annual Japan Investment Forum

Sep 11th - Sep 12th 2019
Shangri-La Hotel

The 14th Annual Japan Investment Forum is the most influential gathering of Japanese pension funds, insurance companies, trust banks and investment advisers in Japan.

Speakers at the 2019 Forum will break down emerging asset classes and alternative investment strategies available to investors. These approaches will vary from: moving up the yield curve by allocating to assets like preferred securities and high yield bonds; gaining exposure to risk factors instead of traditional asset classes; allocating to illiquid assets like real estate and infrastructure; and designing more flexible investment mandates.

Representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Bank of Japan and Japan Financial Services Agency will also be in attendance to share the views from their respective institutions.

All discussions are governed by Chatham House Rule. The event is closed to media and by invitation only to senior fund decision makers, ensuring frank, productive discussions and an effective exchange of ideas.


Japan’s economic outlook and policy development


New approaches for risk management and portfolio construction

Effective asset allocation frameworks for international exposures


Issues to consider when allocating to alternative credit and real assets

2019 Advisory Board

Ryohei Shimizu

Chief Investment Officer
AIG Pension Fund

Akihiko Matsuyama

Chief Investment Officer
AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Toshio Shibasaki

Managing Director
Eisai Employee's Pension Fund

Koji Ohashi

Chief Investment Officer
Fuji Xerox Co.,Ltd.

Yoshiyuki Suzuki

General Manager, Credit Investment and Loans Department
Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Group

Kosuke Okimori

Executive Investment Director
Kewpie Pension Fund

Akira Okada

Head of Investment
Manulife Life Insurance Company

Koichi Nakano

General Manager, Investment Planning & Research Department
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

Kenichi Ota

Chief Investment Officer
Mitsui & Co Pension Fund

Shinichi Okamoto

General Manager
Nippon Life Insurance Company

Hiroki Masuoka

Managing Director
Nitto Denko Pension Fund

Yoshio Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer
Okayama Metal & Machinery Pension Fund

Satoshi Yatsumonji

General Manager, Investment Planning Department
ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

Kenichi Yoshida

General Manager, Investment Management Department
Sompo Holdings, Inc.

Masayuki Murata

General Manager, Balance Portfolio Investment Department
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

Nobuyuki Ohashi

General Manager, Global Markets Investment Dept
Taiju Life Insurance Company Limited

Kazuyuki Shigemoto

Executive Officer, Chief General Manager, Investment
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Alternative Investment Group
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance

Yoshiaki Nakahara

General Manager, Head of Global Fixed Income Investment
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. 

Akihiro Maniwa

Managing Director
ZENROSAI Group Pension Fund


Who should attend?

Chief investment officers, chief executive officers, heads of asset classes, investment committee members and senior investment staff, directly or indirectly managing assets for Japan’s largest insurers, pension funds, trust banks and other large financial institutions.


Approximately 100 representatives of institutional investor entities.


Shangri-La Hotel

Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8283, Japan 
Tel: +(81) 03 6739 7888


The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is a five-star luxury hotel located over 13 floors of the Marunouchi Trust Tower Main in Marunouchi, directly above Tokyo Station in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.



Registration and agenda are available upon request, please contact:

Jennifer Steele

Director of Events and Head of Client Services
DID: +852 2842 6956
Fax: +852 2842 7056
Mobile: +852 6013 9283