Thank you for attending the AVCJ Japan Forum 2014!
Prospering iin the New japan l 26-27 June, 2014 l Conrad, Tokyo
The 15th Annual AVCJ Japan Private Equity & Venture Forum brought together 343 leading Japanese focused PE executives. With the positivity in the market towards alternatives, and in particular private equity, a record number of 216 investors attended the forum for two days of candid insights and thought-provoking discussion about the continuing impact of Abenomics and to hear an update on LP appetite for the asset class and GP investment trends.
Attendees came from 11 countries and heard from 50 of the most experienced and successful PE investors in Japan, as well as from leading outside investors, government officials and noted economists.
The conference featured sessions covering topics such as the current state of the industry and prediction for the coming year, looking for growth domestically and globally, understanding domestic LPs and meeting their needs, the next stage of evolution for Japan's VC communityand uncovering opportunities in the mid-market.
Highlights of the Forum included:
- The largest number of attendees in half a decade, including more than 216 leading LPs
- A keynote address from Tokihiko Shimizu of the GPIF on the Actuarial mechanism of Japanese Public Pension Scheme and its Investment Policy
- An intimate discussion with four of Japan's top corporate pension funds on their about asset allocation plans and how GPs can meet their needs and attract their investment
- A keynote speech from Shigeki Kimura of Japan Bank For International Cooperation on JBIC with Private Equity - as a strategic investor & partner
- A panel discussion focused on the evolving VC industry in Japan featuring Globis Capital Partners and the INCJ
- A presentation examining the long-term economic and social impact of Abenomics from Akuji Aida, Chief Economist, Japan, Societe Generale
>> Check this infograph to review the latest market trends in Japan's private equity industry
Why did they join us?
Key reasons to attend:
Discuss whether Abenomics will succeed in reforming Japan's corporate practices and making the country more competitive globally
Hear the latest on the Government Pension Investment Fund's plan for investing in private equity
Discover what Japanese companies have to offer in overseas markets, and how Japan can build its global influence anew
Find out the factors that are causing domestic LPs to increasingly commit to alternative assets and examine what foreign LPs are looking for when they invest in Japan
Understand how Japan's VC industry can continue to perform and identify the most appealing exit options and if IPO's will continue to dominate the conversation
Chief Economist, Japan, SOCIETE GENERALE
Managing Executive Officer, Global Head of Industry Finance Group, JAPAN BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION...
Director-General, Research Department and Investment Policy Actuary, GOVERNMENT PENSION INVESTMENT FUND...
Managing Director, TOP TIER CAPITAL PARTNERS
Head of Private Equity, SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION (SDCERA)
President and CEO, ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT CAPITAL
Investment Officer, OSAKA GAS PENSION FUND
Senior Portfolio Manager, AISIN EMPLOYEES' PENSION FUND
Chief Investment Officer, OKAYAMA METAL AND MACHINERY PENSION FUND
Director, HAMILTON LANE
Managing Director, CAPITAL DYNAMICS
Managing Director, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (JAPAN) LIMITED
General Manager of Investment Product Development Department and Head of Private Equity, SUMITOMO MITSUI...
Head of Private Equity, TOKIO MARINE ASSET MANGEMENT CO. LTD
Investment Officer and Deputy Representative, Tokyo Office, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)...
Deputy Director General, Industry Finance Group, JAPAN BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION (JBIC)
Director, BLACKROCK PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS, ASIA
Senior Industry Professionals
Managing Director & Co-Representative, CARLYLE JAPAN, LLC
President, ITOCHU TECHNOLOGY VENTURES, INC.
CEO and COO, NEW HORIZON CAPITAL
Head of Corporate Finance, North Asia, JONES LANG LASALLE
Representative Partner, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS, LLP
Principal, MORGAN STANLEY ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT PARTNERS
Managing Partner, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO EDGE CAPITAL
Managing Director, PACIFIC EQUITY PARTNERS
Director, ENELUTION K.K.
Member and Chief Executive Officer, KKR JAPAN
President and CEO, ASIA INVESTMENT PARTNERS
Partner, Chief Operating Officer, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Managing Director, CLSA CAPITAL PARTNERS JAPAN KK
Partner,Transaction Advisory Group, KPMG TAX CORPORATION JAPAN
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, PAG JAPAN
Asia Head of Investor Relations and Chief Administrative Officer, CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS
Managing Director, DRC CAPITAL LTD
Senior Managing Director, CVC ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN
Partner, TATA OPPORTUNITIES FUND
Managing Partner, TIW PRIVATE EQUITY
President & Chief Executive Officer, INTECUR, K.K.
Director and Partner, J-STAR CO., LTD
Director and General Partner, TOKIO MARINE CAPITAL CO., LTD.
Partner, GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, BRIGHTRUST PE JAPAN CO., LTD.
Chief Pension Consultant, Pension Research Centre, NLI RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Senior Executive Managing Director, INNOVATION NETWORK CORPORATION OF JAPAN
Representative Director and Partner, THE LONGREACH GROUP
President and CEO, GLOBAL BRAIN CORPORATION