Japan is Advancing Forward
Japan is moving ahead
by Kota Murakami
The Japanese stock market is coming back with many signs of improvement:
The TSE urging companies to improve capital efficiency, historic wage increases for the first time in 30 years, the possible end of deflation, and more.
Kota Murakami, Head of Fiduciary Business, APAC at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Singapore Branch, who has been involved in the Japanese market for over 25 years, will talk about the most attractive sectors today, as well as new government policies and how they will set the direction for the country.
Five key lessons from corporate governance change in Japan
by Govinda Finn
An overhaul of Japan’s soft law architecture has sparked interest in corporate governance and stewardship as a driver for shareholder returns. Are the benefits sustainable in 2024 and beyond? If so, can these reforms be applied to other Asian markets?
Govinda Finn, Advisor at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management identifies five key lessons from Japan’s corporate governance reform and the implications for Japan’s companies, markets, and its economy.
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (SGT)
Location: Online Webinar via Webex Cisco
Govinda is an Advisor at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management and an expert in Corporate Governance and Institutional Stewardship.
He is a “Next-Gen Pioneering Research Programme” scholar under the Japan Science and Technology Agency based at the University of Kobe, Graduate School of Economics. Govinda is a former Japan & Developed Asia Economist at the Research Institute at Aberdeen Standard Investments based in Singapore. Prior to that he worked as an economist within the Aberdeen Standard Investment Multi-Asset Investment Team based in Edinburgh.
He is on the international advisory board of the Asia Scotland Institute and previously sat on the CityUK’s Japan Market Advisory Group.
Kota oversees asset management business in Singapore and is responsible for business development in APAC region. He has been in market related industry for more than 25 years including manager as equity, bond, FX, and money market. He has been serving as a client relationship manager for global investors in Hong Kong, UK, and Singapore.
He holds a BA of Commerce from Hitotsubashi University and is a Chartered Member of the Securities Analyst Association of Japan (CMA).