Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:00
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Brooklyn I & II
Speaker: Cecilia Melin, Managing Partner, Asian Technology Advisors
Hosting Committees: Alternative Investment, Women in Business
Member Fee: ¥3,500
Guest Fee: ¥6,900
Meal: Breakfast Buffet
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, September 10, 12:00 Noon
What is the relevance of Corporate Governance in Tech Investing?
The speaker will share her wealth of experience of investing in the tech industry in Japan and Asia and the relevance of good corporate governance as a key part of the investment analysis. The approach to and regulations for corporate governance vary by country and are evolving differently in the region. However, there are certain trends that are common throughout the Asia region, such as requirements for independent directors on boards and diversity of those members and formation of independent committees. Minority investment protections and enforcement mechanisms and practices vary a great deal around the region. The speaker will share her perspective on the state of play and where the typical pitfalls lie in different Asian countries.
Many investors continue to underestimate the importance of corporate governance in assessing the “health” of the company from a management oversight and risk perspective, and how to navigate the assessment based on a lack of uniformity in approach and rules in the APAC region and Japan. Our speaker will share her thought process for assessing corporate governance as an important criteria in the dynamic environment of tech investing.
Frank Packard, Chair
Christopher Wells, Jenifer Rogers, Pieter Franken, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Alternative Investment Committee
Ryann Thomas, Chair
Makiko Tachimori (Fukui), Elizabeth Handover, Deborah Hayden,
Jiana Leung, Tomoka Miho, Sayaka Takahashi, Yoshiko Zoet-Suzuki,
Zane Zumbahlen, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Women in Business Committee
NOTE 1: This event is OFF THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ in advance as arrangements must be made and a 1,700 yen parking fee will apply.