Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Manhattan II & III
Speaker: Jesper Koll, Chief Executive Officer, WisdomTree Japan
Hosting Committee: Foreign Direct Investment
Member Fee: ¥4,500
Guest Fee: ¥7,900
Meal: Plated Lunch Course
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 noon
Japan has what it takes to be an economic powerhouse and global leader. In 2019 and 2020, the domestic demand upcycle is poised to surprise positively despite the consumer tax hike, and corporate investments in future growth will accelerate. More importantly, the case for Japan as a best-in-class model for free-market capitalism is getting stronger. Japan delivers sustainable and balanced performance for all stakeholders, with rising productivity, growing global competitiveness, and cutting-edge innovation that goes hand in hand with social stability and broad-based prosperity. But is it too good to be true?
At this event you will learn:
- Why demographic destiny is a powerful plus—not a minus—for both domestic demand and corporate innovation
- How a new generation of corporate leaders can outcompete global and Chinese competition
- What role public policy, government debt, and the Bank of Japan play in promoting positive structural change
- What forces could disrupt and derail Japan’s path towards prosperity
Jesper Koll has been investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. In July 2015, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of WisdomTree Japan and now serves as senior adviser. Over the past two decades, Koll has been consistently ranked as one of the top Japan strategists/economists, having worked as chief strategist and head of research for major US investment banks J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. His analysis and insights have earned him a position on several Japanese government advisory committees, including Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s Tokyo Financial Center council. Koll is one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, has written three books in Japanese, and is a regular commentator in global and local media, including NHK, CNN, and Nikkei.
ACCJ Foreign Direct Investment Committee
Kenneth Lebrun, Chair
Scott D. Sugino, Vice-Chair
NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. All guests must be accompanied by an ACCJ member. 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 ¥2,200 parking fee will apply.
NOTE 4: 500 yen of each participant's attendance fee will be deposited into the Foreign Direct Investment Committee Fund.