Press Release: Thomson Reuters to Host Inaugural Japanese Regulatory Summit in Tokyo

TOKYO/HONG KONG, 10 February 2014 —Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, will host its inaugural Japanese Regulatory Summit in Tokyo on 6 March. Building on the success of a strong history of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Summits in the Asia Pacific region, this one day program will bring together a strong line-up of speakers to explore how financial regulation, governance, risk and compliance affects business from an enterprise-wide perspective, while examining how companies can adopt best-practice approaches to the challenges of driving down costs, enhancing performance and effectively managing risk.

The summit will connect Japanese and international regulatory bodies to key financial services providers, providing in-depth analysis and discussion relating to financial reforms and regulation,  focusing on topics including corporate governance, enforcement and supervision, anti-money laundering (AML), international regulation and cross border co-operation, enterprise-wide risk management and alternative trading platforms.

Kenji Okamura, Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency (JFSA) will deliver the opening keynote speech.  Additional high profile speakers include:
·         Takafumi Sato, President, Tokyo Stock Exchange Regulation (JPX)
·         Christian Hunt, Chief Operating Officer Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), Bank of England
·         Sebastien de Brouwer, Executive Director Retail, Legal, Social & Economic Policy, European Banking Federation
·         Kenji Fujii, Executive Officer, Head of Global Risk Management Group, Mizuho Securities
·         Takeshi Hirano, Director, Strategic Planning Head, OTC Derivatives Clearing Service, Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC)
·         Jesper Koll, Managing Director of Japanese Equity Research, JP Morgan Securities
·         Keith Noyes, Regional Director Asia Pacific, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
·         Kaori Takao, Vice President Global Market Planning Department, Nomura Securities
·         Hiroki Tomiyasu, Managing Director and head of Asia Counterparty Portfolio Management Group,  Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

“Japan already has one of the strongest financial regulatory frameworks, but with the rapidly changing regulatory environment, both at home and internationally, the industry requires dialogue on key topics to stay abreast of the issues. The summit will also discuss the impact of financial regulation on firms that now have substantial businesses beyond Japan’s shores and the extra-territorial regulation that applies to them,” said Leas Bachatene, Vice President, Thomson Reuters Risk, Asia Pacific.

Over 250 senior executives are expected to attend the Summit from key financial regulatory bodies, exchanges, industry associations and financial services firms. The summit is supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Datawatch, Markit Group, Robert Walters, and the CFA Society of Japan.