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Japan Corporate Governance Update
May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Doors open at 2:30pm – Presentation and Q&A 3-4:30pm – Reception 4:30-5:00pm
Event will be held at the Usonian Office, 353 N. Clark St, Suite 3501 Chicago, IL 60654
Please R.S.V.P. by email: [email protected]
(JASC members only)
Limited Space Available
About the Event: Usonian Investments and the Japan America Society of Chicago are pleased to co-organize a presentation by Mr. Ken Hokugo, Director and Head of Corporate Governance at the Pension Fund Association in Japan, one of the largest public pension funds in Japan. Hokugo-san is an outspoken critic of the practice of allegiant/cross-holdings in Japan who is often featured in the press and corporate governance seminars. The presentation will be followed by a lively Q&A and discussion.
Ken Hokugo – Head of Corporate Governance
Pension Fund Association
About the Speaker: Ken Hokugo is Director, Head of Corporate Governance at Pension Fund Association of Japan. Prior to joining PFA, he worked at the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s (“SMBC” or “Sumitomo”) Tokyo Head Office, responsible for designing and implementing the strategy for its global asset management business. From 1995 to 2010, he worked at Sumitomo’s New York Office, where he was assigned to lead and execute special projects by the management team in Tokyo, and various portfolio management initiatives being mindful of shareholders’ value as the CFO of Sumitomo’s Americas Division. Mr. Hokugo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Keio University and MBA from Columbia Business School. He also is Director, Hedge Fund Investments at PFA, responsible for USD5bn Hedge Fund Portfolio.