Head of Securities Lending and Financing Department
SBI Securities Co. Ltd.
Mihai Bistriteanu is the head of Securities Lending and Financing Department at SBI Securities Co. Ltd. He has more than 20 years’ experience in securities markets across stock lending, equity execution and algorithmic trading.
Prior to SBI Securities, Mihai held senior positions in equity sales and trading at Phillip Securities, Credit Suisse and Citigroup in Tokyo and Singapore.
Head of Technology Solutions Group Japan
Ashish Dave is Director and Head of Technology Solutions Group for PGIM Japan, joined year and half back after working for Asset management firm for over 13years at BlackRock. In his current role, he is responsible for technology transformation for his firm leveraging cloud. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Senior Director, Global Head of Data Sales
David Gresky currently leads the CME Global Data Sales team. During his decade plus career at CME Group, he has led various Data & Technology focused Sales teams including Market Technology Sales and Co-Location Business Development Teams. He is driven to evolve CME’s commercially facing data & technology businesses. Prior to CME Group, he led the Americas Sales Engineering Team at Itiviti (formerly Orc Financial Technologies). He began his career in capital markets working as an Derivatives Trader for London-based Proprietary Trading firm Sequoia Capital LLP, and holds a Bachelor’s from Northwestern University.
Senior Product Manager
Robin Hasson, Senior Product Manager for Reconciliations, joined SmartStream under the graduate scheme in 1998. He has been in leadership positions in Development, Business Development and Programme Management within SmartStream. Robin has been involved in the development of all reconciliations solutions, and was responsible for TLM Reconciliations Premium from its inception.
Director and Senior Economist
Bank of Japan
Kazuhiro Hiraki is a director and senior economist at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan. He joined the bank in 2011 and mainly worked in research sections covering financial markets, Japanese economy and monetary policy. He obtained a Ph.D. degree (Finance) in 2019 from Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests are in empirical asset pricing, macro-finance and applications of machine learning to finance research. He also holds an MA and a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo.
AI Finance Application Research Institute
Prior to the current role, Hiroyasu was head of FX derivatives sales at Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, RBS
and Bank of New York Mellon most recently. He holds a bachelor degree in engineering from University of Tokyo and a master degree from Tsukuba University.
Joined Daiwa Securities in 1990, where he was involved in inward investment settlement for overseas investors and management of overseas branch operations in the International Settlement & Custody Dept of the Head Office; from 1997 to 2006, Head of Operations and Chief Internal Control Officer of KBC Securities Japan, where he performed a wide range of administrative duties including domestic operations, international operations, compliance, and market control. In 2006 Operations Director at Liquidnet Japan for the domestic introduction of the US dark pool block trade matching model for global asset managers; from 2008 until most recently, Representative Director of Interactive Brokers Japan; In May 2022 appointed as the Japan Representative of TORSTONE TECHNOLOGY. With a thoroughly hands-on, practitioner-oriented approach he will challenge the 'THE FUTURE OF POST-TRADE PROCESSING', which will become increasingly important with the shortening of settlement to T+1 and the rise of digital assets.
Deputy General Manager, Global Markets Technology
SMBC Nikko Securities
Yasushi Ichikawa is a deputy general manager and section manager of data management team of Global Markets Technology at SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. After working at JPMorgan Securities and Nomura Asset Management he is in his current position since 2019.
Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. || Goldman Sachs Bank USA Tokyo Branch
Masayuki is the Asia head of TxB Treasury Operations, working on the projects to enhance the transaction banking offering in Asia and running its operations. Previously, he was the head of Japan Equity Operations. Masayuki joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 and was named Vice President in 2013.
IT Country Manager
Schroders Investment Management
Since graduating with distinction from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, spent last 25 years in Japan working for prestigious multinational financial firms like Goldman Sachs, Wellington Management, UBS, Schroders (current). A perfect bilingual in Japanese and English with post graduate diploma in Digital Business from Columbia Business School and Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business. Successfully lead and delivered various digital/cloud/workflow transformation initiatives. Often referred by business executives/colleagues as trustworthy and results oriented Digital IT leadership FinTech professional.
Chief Manager, Business Development Investor Services Planning Division
The Master Trust Bank of Japan
Michitoshi is the head of Business Development and Planning Section of the Investor Services Planning Division of The Master Trust Bank of Japan. The section primarily engages in planning of new business as a trust bank specialized in asset management.
Michitoshi has been seconded from Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (MUTB) to serve in the current position, and has also worked as a manager of the sales department for an asset management company at MUTB.
Michitoshi has been involved in trust bank and asset management business for 23 years in total.
Director, Global Head of Capital Markets
In his role at Google Cloud, Ashish works with strategic customers, partners, and Google Cloud’s engineering teams to create industry solutions for financial services institutions.
Ashish brings deep capital markets experience with a strong technology background. He previously served as the Cloud CTO for Wells Fargo where he was responsible for overall cloud strategy, roadmap, and delivery. He has over two decades of experience with major Wall Street firms and has served in numerous leadership roles such as CTO and Chief Development Officer of JP Morgan, India, and Managing Director, Chief Architect for Derivatives Technology at DTCC.
Senior Deputy General Manager and Head of ESG Development Department, Asset Management Division
Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation
As Head of ESG Development Department, Mitsuhashi oversees the exercise of voting rights and promotion of ESG investment and enhances stewardship activities through engagement with investee companies.
He graduated from Yokohama National University in 1993. He joined Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation in the same year. In 1994, he joined Pension Fund Management Division as an asset allocation manager.
Since 1999, he has been a fund manager of domestic stocks in the Asset Management Division.
Senior Investment Officer, Equity Group, Investment Dept.
Nomura Asset Management
Yuya is a Senior Investment Officer/Head of Investment, Quantitative Active Equity at Nomura Asset Management(NAM). Currently he is heading the quantitative equity investment of NAM. As a quantitative portfolio manager, he has wide range of experience from financial theory driven factor investment to the utilization of AI and alternative data.
He is a CFA® charterholder.
Managing Director, Head of Transaction Banking Division & Director of Board, SWIFT
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
SWIFT director since 2021. Noritoshi Murakami is head of Transaction Banking Division for MUFG Bank, spearheading strategy for global transaction banking product for both cash & liquidity management and Trade & Supply chain finance. He has more than 30 years experiences in corporate banking including 15+ years in Global Transaction Banking business. Prior to the current assignment, he was a regional head of transaction banking for Asia Oceania and spent three years in Singapore.
President & CEO
Phillip Securities Japan, Ltd.
Makoto Nagahori is currently President and CEO in Phillip Securities Japan since July 2021. He joined Nomura in 1999 after graduating from Tokyo University. From 2006 to 2009, he worked for the US equity trading business for Nomura Securities International and Instinet LLC in New York. From 2009 to 2013, he was in charge of the electronic trading business in Instinet Japan Limited and Nomura Tokyo. From 2013 to 2016, he was President and Representative Director at Chi-X Japan Limited. Before joining in Phillip Securities Japan, he was running electronic trading service desk in Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities (MSET), since 2017.
CLSA Securities Japan Co. Ltd.
Mr. Ohashi is a graduate of Tokyo University, later studied at Harvard Law School, and is an attorney at law from the New York State Bar. He started his career with the Bank of Japan where he was based in the Financial System Department. Following that he did a secondment as a Senior Economist at the IMF, before returning to the Bank of Japan as a Director of the Bank Supervision Department. He has subsequently held senior level positions within 3 other financial institutions before joining CLSA, Japan in 2018 as the Head of Compliance.
His publications include "Japan’s Distressed-Debt Market” (May 2004, IMF Working Paper), "A Case for Reforming the JGB Market” (July 1998, Bank of Japan Working Paper), "Experiences of Three Eastern European Countries During the Russian Crisis – An Analysis of “Contagion’” ( March 1999, Bank of Japan Working Paper)”.
Head of Innovative Startups Strategy Dept.
kihiro is the head of the analyst team in the cutting-edge technology fields such as AI, IoT and bio/life science, including “FinTech”, and leads Mizuho’s investment banking business for “Innovative” startups and technology companies. He has been involved in the investment banking and fund management industries for more than twenty years in Mizuho and BlackRock, and also engaged in Business and Real Estate Valuation, while working on business applications of data analysis and AI. Akihiro holds some professional certifications such as Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) and Chartered Member of SAAJ (CMA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Tokyo.
Head of Asia
Gordon has 25 years experience in the Financial Services and Fintech industry. Focused mainly in the capital market space where he has worked with both buy and sell side institutions solving risk and operational business problems most recently with SunGard (FIS) and Broadridge. The last 14 years have been focused in successfully growing businesses in APAC running sales, operations and product teams.
AI Finance Application Research Institute
Yutaka Sakurai is data science and AI expert with a strong background in Financial theory and practice. After more than twenty years' experience of fund manager, trader and quant in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sony Bank, he became a managing director of Research and Pricing Technology Inc. in 2010. He started AI Finance Application Research Institute in 2017. He published a number of books on Finance and AI.
Toshitaka Sasa is a senior analyst at Celent based in Tokyo. His expertise includes industrial research, benchmarking, corporate strategy, design thinking, and digital transformation.
Prior to joining Celent, he spearheaded design thinking and customer experience at PwC. He has also been an equity analyst and fund manager specializing in IT industries at Daiwa Asset Management, etc.
A seasoned financial professional, Sasa has launched companies, designed and implemented workflows and the technology to back them up, and developed, marketed, and sold bespoke financial products to HNW individuals. He has worked extensively in Asia, including most of capital cities in ASEAN, North and South Asia.
He has an MBA from the Ecole Des Ponts Business School, ENPC School of International Management and a Bachelor of Laws from Waseda University. He is a certified member of the Japan Securities Analysts Association, a certified consultant of the Business Model Innovation Association, and holds M&A senior expert license.
Head of FINOLAB／Chief Community Officer and Audit & Supervisory Board Member, UI Bank Co., Ltd
Mr. Shibata is currently in charge of FINOLAB community operation since 2019. In his former position at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, he was leading R&D initiatives in emerging technology and online/mobile financial service. He also held positions in corporate planning, accounting, corporate finance and retail customer services at the bank. He is one of the founders of FINOVATORS. And became an external board member at new digital bank, UI Bank, when it acquired a banking license in 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Tokyo and a Master of Science in Development Economics from University of Oxford.
Surveillance Technical Officer
Credit Suisse Securities (Japan) Limited
Daiki is APAC Surveillance Technical Officer at Credit Suisse Securities since Apr 2022.
He is the lead and key coordinator to align upgrade of Transaction Monitoring, Name Screening and Trade & eComm surveillance model and tools across APAC in line with global strategic direction.
For more than 15 years, he has been engaged in trade surveillance at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and BNP Paribas.
After graduating from Simon Fraser University (BBA), he worked as an actuary for a consulting firm and a casualty insurance company.
Head of Investment Technology Fund Management Department
Nikko Asset Management
Masayuki is responsible for management and enhancement of quant active, smart beta and index strategies. Prior to joining Nikko AM, he managed global equity portfolios using quant models over 14 years for foreign and Japanese sovereign funds and corporate pensions in Amundi Japan. Before joining the company, he engaged in quantitative analysis, derivatives pricing and investment risk analysis in Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance.
Masayuki holds a MBA in finance from Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University. He co-wrote “Long-Short Investment Policies vs. Long-Only Investing” in Securities Analysts Journal and co-translated “Active Portfolio Management” to Japanese.
Certificates: Deep Learning for Engineers certificate from Japan Deep Learning Association, CFA, Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan
Operating Officer, Joint Head of Operations Group, Joint Head of Global Operations
Joined Nippon Credit Bank in 1996. He has been engaged in the development of the BOJ RTGS and securities settlement system in Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. since 1999.
After that, he joined BNP Paribas Securities in 2000, and worked on IT system development in the back division until 2012. From 2004 to 2006, worked at BNP Paribas (London) to develop a global bond trading platform. After returning to Japan, he took up the post of Head of Operations and later concurrently held the banking division. Finally, as Head of IT and Operations, he oversaw IT infrastructure, IT security and IT governance, as well as IT and operations for each product.
From 2010 to 2012, he served concurrently as Auditor of Japan Government Clearing Corporation.
Joined Societe Generale Securities /Bank and Lyxor Asset Management in 2012. As COO, he led the start-up of flow business, integration with Newedge Securities with the achievement of Japanese incorporation (KK) , and renovation project of back office system. In addition, we constructed an office environment for work style reform in conjunction with office relocation.
July 2018, Joined Mizuho Securities. As COO of the Global Markets Division, he has worked across products to build GTOM (Global Target Operating Model Committee) to promote the establishment of Business and IT infrastructure from a front-to-back perspective, and since April 2020 has also served as Global Joint Operations Head in Operations. In April 2021, he also started the mission of Attached to FG CIO and is taking charge of the overseas IT structural reform of Mizuho Financial Group. In addition, Joint Head of Operations Group has been added since April 2022.
Head of Compliance
CLSA Securities Japan
Takashi is Head of Compliance for CLSA Securities Japan, where he joined recently after working for Deutsche Bank Group from 2013 to 2022. He covered Regulatory Relation and Core Compliance in Compliance Department in Deutsche Securities and Head of Compliance for Deutsche Bank Tokyo Branch. Before joining Deutsche Bank Group, he worked for Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale as Senior Compliance Officer. Before that, he worked for Bank of Japan from 1997 to 2013, where he mainly engaged in supervision of financial institutions, and creation and implementation of international financial regulation of Basel Committee and FSB. He holds a MBA from University of Oxford (2002), MSc from University of Reading (2003) and Bachelor of Law from University of Tokyo (1997).
Senior Analyst, Financial Services
Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in Tokyo.
Eiichiro's research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, and anti-money laundering technology, and focused on the technologies driving disruption in three areas: innovation, digital, and legacy and ecosystem transformation. Eiichiro's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualization to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.
Eiichiro is widely quoted in the press, including Nikkei, Nikkei BP, ITmedia, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, SNL/ S&P Global, Gtnews, The Trade Asia, Asia Insurance Review, Asia Risk, and Asian Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading industry events in Japan and Asia.
Prior to joining Celent, Eiichiro was the Chief Manager of the Financial Global Solutions Division and the Regional Bank Financial Solutions Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.
Prior to that, Eiichiro was the General Manager of the Financial Services Division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.
Eiichiro earned his Bachelor of Economics from Shizuoka University and his MBA at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management.
Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
Shinichi Yoshiya is Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC in the Legal Division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yoshiya covers a broad range of complex cross-border financial regulatory matters and transactions for Morgan Stanley’s Japan and Asia Pacific region including ESG, OTC derivatives regulations of Japan, U.S. and EU, the Volcker Rule, Resolution Stay, MiFID2, Brexit, LIBOR and Basel 3 capital rules. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Yoshiya was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advising on financial regulatory matters. Mr. Yoshiya has held academic appointments at Duke University Law School as Visiting Professor and currently teaches global financial regulations at Meiji University Law School. Duke University, Law School (LL.M.), Aoyama Gakuin University, Business School (M.B.A.), Sophia University (LL.B.). Mr. Yoshiya is admitted to the bar of the state of New York.