Advisory board

Advisory board

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Tatsuo Ichikawa

Director, CIO Office Quants Team

Japan Post Bank

Tatsuo is Managing Director and Head of Quant Team in Investment Division at Japan Post Bank since 2016, and he is a member of the ALM Committee. He is responsible for all quantitative analysis including asset allocation, front risk management and investment strategies as well as developing trading systems for the investment division. From 2018, he is also responsible for Rates and FX Department. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank, his career started with Morgan Stanley Japan in 1999 as Interest Rate Strategist after graduating from Graduate School of Waseda University with a Masters Degree in Mathematics.  In 2005, he joined ABN AMRO Securities Japan, which was subsequently integrated into RBS Securities Japan, as head of Japan Research.
 
Tatsuo rejoined Morgan Stanley Japan in October 2009 and became head of JGB/swap trading and sales desk.  He was promoted to Managing Director in 2010 and appointed Head of Japan Interest Rate Product Group. He was named Co-Head of Japan Fixed Income and appointed to a Board member of Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings in January 2013. His last role at Morgan Stanley MUFG was Head of Japan Fixed Income Trading.

While working at Japan Post Bank, Tatsuo is teaching fixed income investments and ALM strategy at Tokyo Metropolitan University where he earned PhD in Business Administration.

Kouhei Iinuma

Section Head, Group Integrated Risk Management Division

Shinsei Bank

I am Section Head of Integrated Risk Management Division in Shinsei Bank. I am managing market risk and quantitative analysis including trading and banking book especially interest rate and FX products. Prior to current position, I was exotic derivative trader and product structurer. I have experienced market for twenty years. I am part-time teacher at Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University.

 

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Tadashi Itagaki

Managing Director and CRO

Kyodo Housing Loan co

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Ehara Masahiro

Managing director

Goldman Sachs

Joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as a lateral hire.

Started as a manager of Tokyo Derivative Operations, expanded to cover Asia Pac Derivative Operations and now managing Tokyo Operations across all products.

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Yuji Nakata

Senior Advisor

Nomura Institute of Capital Market Research and Nomura Securities Co.

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Koji Takahashi

General Manager, Risk Management Department

Sompo Holdings, Inc.

General Manager Risk Management Department Sompo Holdings, Inc. 

Mr. Koji Takahashi is General Manger of Risk Management Department of Sompo Holdings, Inc.  He assumed the role in April 2018 and has been responsible for overall risk management of Sompo Group, which holds the largest Japanese P&C insurance company, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc.  

He is responsible for managing whole spectrum of risks around the complex business portfolio of Sompo Group by making robust Enterprise Risk Management framework. 

Prior to leading Risk Management Department, he was Managing Director of Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd. (2016 to 2017).  Before assuming Managing Director role, he was Senior Division Manager of Corporate Planning Division where he was responsible for Risk Management, Governance and Compliance of the Singapore insurer. (2012 to 2015) 

His prior responsibilities also include Planning Manager at Reinsurance Department (2006 to 2012) and Aviation Underwriter at Aviation Insurance Department (1991 to 2003) of Sompo Japan Insurance, Inc. 

He has a degree of MBA from University of California, Irvine (2006), and BA from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (1991). 

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Tomohiro Yamazaki

Group Head of Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Planning Department

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

Tomohiro Yamazaki is Group Head of Regulatory Affairs and General Manager of Corporate Planning Department of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) / Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG).

His responsibility includes strategic planning for international regulatory developments.

He also serves as Joint General Manager of the Office of Japanese Bankers Association during SMBC’s chairmanship at the Association in the fiscal year of 2019.

Before assuming his current role in 2014, he was Senior Vice President of Office of the Chairman of the Japanese Bankers Association within Corporate Planning Department, where he covered both international and domestic regulatory issues for the Japanese banking industry from 2012.

Prior to that, he was Head of Financial Research Department in New York. He spent 12 years in New York covering macro economy, market developments, banking business strategy and regulatory issues.

From 1998 to 2000, he was seconded to The Institute for Posts and Telecommunications Policy and served as an economist after having several positions at Jiyugaoka branch and Tokyo main office since 1994.

Yoshio Ogawa

Deputy General Manager

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Yoshio Ogawa is Deputy General Manager Legal Department and Securities Operations Department at Nippon Life Insurance Company. He is responsible for legal and regulatory issues relating to security transactions including OTC derivatives. 

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Go Oyama

Manager, Operational Planning Asset Services Planning Division

The Master Trust Bank of Japan

2006/April, Entered Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation.

2006/April, Seconded to The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.

Planning operation for securities settlement and compliance with derivative regulations in Japanese trust funds.