Collateral Management Japan Forum 2021

Join leading regulators, treasury and risk practitioners and OTC derivatives experts to discuss the outlook for Japanese derivatives, repo and securities markets; strategies in complying with new regulations, effective ways in collateral optimisation and innovative ways in managing trading costs.

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The 8th Annual 

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September 15, 2021 | Virtual Conference

Organised by

275

Delegates

Engage with 275+ CROs and risk professionals across our in-person and virtual events

180

Firms

Leading international and local financial institutions

100

C-suite

The most influential decision-makers from buy-side firms and banks

25

Speakers

World class line-up featuring regulators and industry experts

The complexity of the Japanese OTC derivatives market has always provided a plethora of challenges. With the pandemic and pushing of regulations, the grace period has ended and initial margin phases 5 and 6 deadlines are approaching. These have all been at the forefront of the minds of the Japanese collateral management experts and those at the trading desks. The main themes include regulatory compliance, understanding pre-trade requirements, operations, and managing risks.

Fatema Bookwala

Managing Director, COO Markets & Securities Services, ASEAN

HSBC Singapore

Fatema Bookwala is the Markets and Securities Services COO at HSBC Singapore with regional responsibilities in ASEAN (TH, MNL, VN). Fatema is a seasoned Front Office COO with 16+ years of Cross-Asset experience in Financial Services industry. Her areas of expertise include Strategy Development and Execution, Transformation, Regulatory Change, Risk Management and Governance as a strong business partner with all business infrastructure areas.
Fatema is a Rank holder Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed Level 3 CFA from CFA Institute Charlottesville.
Fatema is passionate about diversity & inclusion and sustainability initiatives, and is an active member of the Sustainability Employee Resource Group at HSBC.

Kouhei Iinuma

General Manager, Group Integrated Risk Management Division

Shinsei Bank

Kouhei Iinuma is General Manager 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.

 

Tomohiro Ishikawa

Managing Director, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs

MUFG

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Shinichiro Itozaki

Senior Manager

MITSUBISHI UFJ MORGAN STANLEY SECURITIES Co. Ltd.

Dr. Shinichiro Itozaki is a Senior Manager of Financial Engineering Division at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. Dr. Itozaki is responsible for planning and quantitative research of XVA, ISDA SIMM, interest rate benchmark reform, and OTC derivatives market reform in general. Dr. Itozaki received a Ph. D. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Tokyo.

Khang Nie Lee

APAC Head of Non-Financial Risk

Credit Suisse

Khang Nie Lee is the Head of Non-Financial Risk (NFR) for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Credit Suisse.

She is a trained accountant and is a Fellow at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA). Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Khang Nie was a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she ran a number of process improvement projects for clients in the financial services sector.

In Credit Suisse, she headed various functions across the CFO Division in APAC, including Investment Banking Finance, South East Asia Legal Entity Finance and SOX program before joining NFR in the CRO Division.”

Ignacio Ohno

Chief Risk Officer

Credit Suisse

Ignacio Ohno is the Chief Risk Officer for Japan and Korea at Credit Suisse and is based in Tokyo. He has over 20 year experience in the finance industry assuming roles in risk management and trading covering Asian and Latin American markets. Mr. Ohno received an MBA and MS (in Statistics and Operational Research) from New York University and a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.

John Place

Director, Head of Credit Risk Japan

Barclays

John Place is Head of Credit Risk Management at Barclays Japan. After graduating from International Christian University in 1988 and beginning his banking career as a new grad working for Fuji Bank, John has worked in the financial industry for his entire career based in Tokyo, with the exception of two years he spent in Chicago. Prior to joining Barclays, John worked for JP Morgan and its legacy institutions for 15years. Away from work, John cares passionately about the Citizenship and Diversity, and has provided a variety of training sessions for students to connect them with employment opportunities. John holds a bachelor of arts degree from International Christian University, Tokyo and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Alexander Pui

Executive Manager - Climate Scenario Analytics

Commonwealth Bank

✔International and cross cultural experience (Australia, Singapore, Japan)
✔Intellectually curious, but commercially pragmatic and client focused problem solver
✔Successful track record of end-to-end new product development by leveraging the latest science and tech
✔Effective and engaging presenter, with previous speaking engagements at Harvard, The Economist, World Bank and UNEP among others
✔Thought leader within (re)insurance, catastrophe risk management and climate risk - evidenced by strong industry publication record

Gaël Robert

Head of Global Risk Analytics

Mizuho

I am currently heading the Global Risk Analytics function at Mizuho.


I have started my career at Societe Generale's Economic Research Department focusing on the Eurozone. I have then worked on Counterparty Credit Risk modelling for Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank and Rabobank International in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London, putting in place centralised Monte Carlo frameworks, developing targeted solutions for wrong-way risk and non-vanilla transactions.


I hold a M.Sc. in Statistics & Economics from ParisTech ENSAE and a Master’s Degree from Sciences-Po Paris. I am a CQF and GARP FRM alumni.

Rashmi Rao

Former Director of Equity Trading Platform Solutions

UBS Asset Management

Rashmi Rao is former Director of Equity Trading Platform Solutions, UBS Asset Management. In her former role, Rashmi was responsible for business management, administration and support for global equity and multi-asset trading spearheading tactical and strategic business transformation through technological solutions in areas of centralized trading, regulation, commission management and post trade analysis. Rashmi also oversaw global electronic connectivity and collaborated very closely with portfolio managers, traders, operations, compliance, vendors and technology teams globally. Prior to joining UBS in 2005, Rashmi spent her software career with JP Morgan Chase and Lincoln Financial group. 

Kiyotaka Ryu

Chief Risk Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Nikko Asset Management

Kiyotaka Ryu is leading the global risk management function as Chief Risk Officer since December 2018 and is also responsible for overall business planning and management to support Middle and Back Office functions as Chief Administrative Officer since July 2018.

Kiyotaka Ryu joined the Internal Audit Department of Nikko AM in September 2007 and went on to become the Head of Internal Audit where he led the Nikko AM Group’s Internal Audit practice for three and a half years.

Before joining Nikko AM, he worked for KPMG, as a financial and technology auditor. He served clients from various industries including the financial sector.

He is a qualified accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountant.

He graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Sciences and has also received a Master of Professional Accounting Degree from University of New South Wales.

Kojiro Shidara

Head of Risk Management

ewarrant Japan Securities

Presently 

eWarrant Japan Securities   Head of risk management   

・Develop crypto currency derivative product and establish risk management structure 

・Manage option trading risk management and encourage tail risk management

・Establish risk appetite framework and introduce new VaR model for option trading

Previously

Gibraltar Life Insurance    managed ALM risk  

PCA Life Insurance  Formulated and implemented investment strategy.

Citigroup   conducted credit risk analysis

Seiichi Tanaka

General Manager, Wholesale Operations Planning Office

Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.

Seiichi Tanaka is General Manager of Wholesale Operations and Procedures Planning Office, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.

Since 2008, Mr. Tanaka has been actively engaged in a variety of projects related to international financial regulations, including central clearing, trade reporting, margin requirements and benchmark reform.

Mr. Tanaka graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and is a U.S. CPA (Certified Public Accountant).

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Ken Utsunomiya

Operating Officer, Joint Head of Operations Group, Joint Head of Global Operations

Mizuho Securities

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.

Wen Xie

Chief Risk Officer

Standard Chartered Bank

Shun Yanagisawa

Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage

Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.

Shun Yanagisawa is a Director and the Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage, which sits within the Markets and Securities Services at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.

In this capacity, he is responsible for managing Futures agency execution, electronic execution and clearing, OTC Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage business. He is the member of APAC regional FCX management team. Prior to joining Citi, Yanagisawa was responsible for sales and marketing at JPMorgan in Japan for over 11 years.

Approx. 20 years industry experience, Yanagisawa regularly participates in public roundtables and serves for multiple industry groups and help advocate stability for the clearing system for both Futures and OTC clearing. Shun is the elected board member, Vice President, ExCo and chairman of Operations committee of FIA Japan, interest rate swap steering committee at JSCC, Wholesale market steering committee of TFX and several working groups member of ISDA. Shun holds an M.B.A. from the University of Wales.

Shinichi Yoshiya

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.

Gloria Yuen

Head of Regulatory Enablement and Delivery

National Australia Bank

With over a decade of international risk management and regulatory compliance experience, Gloria is a risk management evangelist who believes having inclusive and diverse leadership is the cornerstone for effective risk management, innovation and good corporate governance. Being a citizen of the world, Gloria is a bridge builder in her personal and professional life, bringing curiosity, integrity, and intelligence to her numerous ventures.

Before moving to Australia with NAB, she held various advisory and management positions with Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Compliance Committee, NAB Asia, JP Morgan Chase, Santander and China Merchants Bank. Gloria obtained her law degree from the University of Hong Kong and is a certified professional practitioner and fellow member of the International Compliance Association.

Gloria is privileged to serve in NAB’s Cultural Inclusion Committee which drives strategic initiatives to harness the power of cultural inclusion in leadership roles. Also serving as a member of the Women in Banking and Finance Vic Leadership Committee, Gloria targets to grow the talent pipeline of professional women and develops initiatives to amplify the voice of women of all backgrounds.

Prominent regulators and industry experts

Collateral Management Japan brings together senior professionals from major regional and global financial institutions and regulators to analyse the impact of global regulatory reforms and to share best practices in managing evolving OTC derivatives regulations, practical strategies in clearing and settlement as well as innovative solutions in collateral optimisation.

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Vibrant meeting place for finance and derivatives experts

Each year the conference provides a platform for leading regulators, treasury professionals, risk practitioners and OTC derivatives experts to discuss the outlook on Japanese derivatives, repo and securities markets; strategies in complying with new regulations, effective ways in collateral optimisation and innovative ways in managing trading costs.

Discussions and analysis for collateral optimisation

Collateral Management Japan is dedicated to providing risk and finance professionals with practical insights on managing margin requirements and collateral challenges.

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Key Themes:

  • The latest on regulations for initial margin
  • Preparing for the LIBOR transition with OTC derivatives
  • Understanding pre-trade requirements and finding the cheapest route
  • Building strong coherent collateral management operations
  • Maximizing liquidity while managing collateral management risks

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