Speakers

Speakers

Bogdan Ciobanu

Senior Market Specialist

Calypso Technology

Tokyo-based, helping financial services institutions with front-to-back technology solutions around trade capture, pricing, market and credit risk management to collateral management, post-trade and regulatory reporting challenges.

Previously in charge of building and promoting enterprise risk systems at Bloomberg and Lighthouse Canton (mid-tier asset manager) in Tokyo and Singapore, after having been in various middle office, risk management and structuring roles at Bank of America and Citigroup in Tokyo.

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Markus Georgi

Asia Head, Fixed Income Derivatives, Funding & Financing Sales

EUREX

Markus Georgi joined Eurex as the Head of the Hong Kong Representative Office in April 2013. Markus is responsible for Fixed Income, OTC Clearing and Repo/SecLending Sales and Business Development in Asia.

He has 18 years of experience in the financial industry. Markus started his career at Eurex Product Development in Frankfurt in 2001 and then moved to Chicago to take on a role as Lead Business Analyst at Eurex US. In 2008 Markus joined RTS Realtime Systems in Singapore as Head of Product Management for Asia Pacific where he was responsible for the regional trading support desks in Singapore and Australia. Early 2011 Markus moved to Newedge Financial Singapore, a brokerage firm, where he managed the PTG key accounts for Singapore and India. Markus holds a Master of Finance degree from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

Susumu Higaki

Director, Head of XVA quant modelling

MUFG Bank

Susumu Higaki is Head of XVA quant modelling at MUFG Bank and managing global XVA quant group including two securities firms in London & Tokyo. Prior to the current role, he worked as rates exotics & credit derivatives quant and was heavily involved in the industry initiative to develop the SIMM for the Uncleared Margin Rule. He has Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in physics from Kyoto University.

Satomi Hirono

Associate Business Manager

TriOptima

Satomi joined TriOptima in 2016 as Associate Business Manager, where she has responsibility across the triResolve services. Based in Singapore, she is regional lead for the triResolve product in APAC, in charge of introducing and rolling out new functionalities, particularly with regards to portfolio reconciliation, collateral management & UMR. Satomi has previously worked at BAML, Goldman Sachs and Mizuho Securities in number of Derivative Middle Office and Collateral Management roles.

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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.

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Takahiko Kaneko

Director of Clearing Planning and OTC Derivatives Clearing Service

Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC)

Takahiko Kaneko is Director of Clearing Planning and OTC Derivatives Clearing Service at Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC). After joining Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1995, he was responsible for market planning and clearing/settlement management in securities and listed derivatives sphere. He was one of starting members of Japan Clearing Securities Corporation established in 2002, and has had a wide range of expertise from risk management to strategic planning of clearing/settlement architecture since then.

Yasunori Kaneko

Executive Director

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.

Yasunori joined Price Waterhouse Tokyo in 1995, and registered as Certified Public Accountant in 1999. He moved to PwC London Banking and Capital Markets in 2003 before joining Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd. in 2007. Yasunori is a member of Global Advisory and Policy group in Morgan Stanley, covering Asia region to provide deal advisory and assisting implementation of new accounting/regulatory rules.

Yasunori is an author of books published by ChuoKeizaisha K.K., including Fair value accounting (2009), Off balance sheet accounting(2011), Fair value measurement (coauthored 2013), General hedge accounting under IFRS (2015), Accounting and regulatory netting (coauthored 2016), ROE Strategy for Banks(coauthored 2017) and Q&A on Real estate leases under IFRS16 and ASC842 (coauthored 2017).

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Naoki Kasai

General Manager of Credit Management Office

MIZUHO BANK

Naoki Kasai is the General Manager of Credit Office at Mizuho Bank where he is charge of XVA hedge, counter party risk management, collateral management, documentation and client clearing service for CCP.  He has spent most of his career in the derivative field.

Prior to this role, from September 2009 to March 2017, he was responsible for hedging operations for JPY interest rate risks in the bank portfolio.  From December 2005 to September 2009, he was in charge of market risk management in Mizuho Capital Markets (UK), Ltd.  From March 2004 to December 2005, he was responsible for market risk management in Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation, Ltd.  From May 1996 to March 2004, he was a trader for interest and currency derivatives for Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. and Fuji Bank, Ltd.

Sachiko Koike

Deputy General Manager, Institutional Business Operations Division

Shinsei Bank

I have been involved with managing and overseeing the back office operations i.e., Documentation and Trade confirmation management, Collateral Management, related to OTC derivative transactions at the Institutional Business Operation Division. In addition to these, I have also been engaged in regulatory compliance projects related to OTC Derivatives such as Margin Regulation, Transaction Reporting and Interest Rate Benchmark Reform.
Since joining the bank, I have held positions in the Middle and Back office which were all related to Market Transactions.

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Satoshi Kumeta

Director, Financial Engineering Group Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Dept.

Daiwa Securities

Satoshi Kumeta is Head of XVA in FICC, where he owns planning and development of XVA accounting and regulation such as FRTB-CVA, and management CVA hedge to control P&L as well. He belonged to model development division in MUFG Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities as Quants for more than 10 years prior to joining Daiwa Securities, and responsible for model development of plain vanilla/exotic products mainly for commodity and interest rate. He also contributed to introduction of OIS discounting and CVA accounting. Satoshi has Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from Tokyo Institute of Technology. 

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Teruhiko Kuniyasu

Vice president, collateral management

Mizuho Bank

Teruhiko Kuniyasu is a Manager at Mizuho Bank, Global Markets Credit Management Department, Counterparty Risk Collateral Management Team based in Tokyo Head Office. He leads the Variation and Initial Margin Operation team and works side by side with the ISDA/CSA Documentation, XVA, Credit and CCP team making CRCM Team seamless and maximizing the synergy by collaborating within the same team. He has been with CMU (Collateral Management Unit) since 2010 January. He is now extending his experience and knowledge about how to construct the collateral management in a financial institution to Phase 5 and 6 customers and working closely with ISDA and JFSA.

Before his experience with collateral management, he has been involved in SWIFT for 8 years and leading major projects such as SWIFTNet Phase 1 and 2, implementing RMA for correspondent control, decommissioning of Fax system, settlement business planning and AML system implementation.

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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.

Takamaro Miyamoto

Manager, Investment Risk Management Department

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Manager of Investment Risk Management Department at Nippon Life Insurance Company.

Responsible for conducting portfolio monitoring to make sure that day-to-day investment activities are in compliance with various investment limits / guidelines and in charge of preparing for regulations such as initial margin requirement.

Takashi Nagaoka

Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs

Financial Services Agency (FSA), Government of Japan

Mr. Nagaoka is Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs at Japan’s Financial Services Agency (JFSA) since July 2020. He serves as Chair of the IOSCO Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Monitoring Group and IOSCO Administrative Arrangement Assessment Group. He also represents JFSA at the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) and is Vice Chair of the IFIAR Enforcement Working Group.

Mr. Nagaoka joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1991 and has broad experience in financial supervision and international financial regulations over his career at JFSA. Prior to taking up the current position, he served as Director for Planning and Management Division of Policy and Markets Bureau (2018-2019) and Director for Planning and Management Division of Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) (2017). His career at JFSA also includes Director for Securities Business Division of Supervision Bureau (2015-2016) and Director for International Banking Regulation (2014). Furthermore, from 1999 to 2002, Mr. Nagaoka worked as an Economist at International Monetary Fund.

Mr. Nagaoka earned B.A. in Law at the University of Tokyo. He also has an MBA (beta, gamma, sigma) from the Columbia Business School.

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. 

Takahiro Onojima

Senior General Manager

Japan Securities Dealers Association

Mr. Takahiro Onojima has been involved with international affairs since June 2010, and was appointed as Senior General Manager of the International Affairs Division of the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) in July 2018.

Mr. Onojima began his career at the JSDA in 1995. Prior to the International Affairs Division, he had been in charge of primarily the self-regulatory domain, including rule-making, inspection and offsite monitoring of JSDA member firms, disciplinary actions, sales representative examinations, and equity market surveillance. In this period, he drafted self-regulatory rules for off-exchange trading, and established a joint inspection system with stock exchanges, as well as created a disgorgement system as part of JSDA disciplinary procedures.

From 2004 to 2007, he was seconded at the JASDAQ stock exchange (formerly the Japanese emerging SME stock market). At the JASDAQ, he engaged in system design of the real time monitoring system for the equity market. He was also seconded at the Financial Services Agency (the Japanese government regulator) from June 2011 to March 2012 to prepare for the IOSCO Technical Committee meeting and international conference.

Born in 1972, he holds a LL.B. from Tokyo Metropolitan University and LL.M. from Melbourne University.

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.

Anis Tetsuaki Yasuda Tabboush

Solution Architect

Murex

As a Solution Architect, Anis participates in pre-sales, project delivery and client services in multiple business domains.

Most recently, Anis has been actively involved in the Risk Management domain implementing Market Risk and CVA Solutions, and is also taking part in deploying the Murex SaaS model for front office activities of a Japanese customer.

Based in Tokyo, he collaborates closely with his counterparts in APAC and EMEA including the product development division ensuring a solid solution design and deployment for clients.

Since joining Murex in 2006, Anis has led numerous implementation projects in the areas of Commodities trading, Market Risk & Credit Risk, and was in charge of production support management for several clients.

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).

Akiko Tsuji

Vice President, Global Markets Planning Division

MUFG Bank

Akiko Tsuji is the Vice President, Global Markets Planning Division of MUFG Bank, Ltd. and has worked at MUFG Bank since 2011. Previously, Akiko Tsuji was at Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities and worked in Transaction Management Group (FID) where she worked on documentation of market contracts.

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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

Executive Director, Legal & Compliance

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

Shinichi Yoshiya is an Executive Director 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 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.

Hiroyuki Yoshizawa

Executive Director

IHS Markit

Hiroyuki Yoshizawa is an Executive Director and head of product in IHS Markit Japan GK.

He leads the business development across fixed income pricing, derivative valuation Service, illiquid asset valuation, and financial data solution.

His business offers the solution to risk management, regulatory compliance and accounting correspondence that are facing liquidity data challenge of financial instruments under recent circumstances. He is also involved in many discussions of data approach investment strategy.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, he had been a fixed income trader for more than 25 years in international banks and actively traded various credit, structured, and emerging market products.

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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.