FinTech Developments and Opportunities in Japan and Singapore

November 30, 2020 |
 9:30 am
 – 10:15 am

Date:  

November 30, 2020

Start Time:  

9:30 am

Organiser:

Overview

Whilst the COVID pandemic has made 2020 somewhat of a turbulent year, it has also pushed forward tech adoption across the industry and has rapidly changed the mind-sets of many to be more open to technological change, and more open to learning about how technology can further improve business operations across the sector.

 

This webinar in collaboration with our Global Partner Programme firms JIAM and IMAS, will explore the FinTech landscapes, developments and opportunities in Japan and Singapore.

 

If you are an investment manager wanting to develop a more global understanding of the FinTech landscape, or a FinTech firm that is looking to expand to other regions or simply wants to hear about the latest developments in these regions, then this is definitely a webinar for you!

 

Learning Objectives

This webinar will feature our Global Partner firms JIAM and IMAS, who respectively represent Japan and Singapore via Engine’s Global Partner Programme. By the end of the webinar, you will have:

 

  •  • Gained an understanding of the FinTech solutions most prevalent in their regions.
  •  • Gained an understanding of the trending FinTech areas and recent developments in their regions.
  •  • Learnt about opportunities in their regions and how the Global Partners can assist firms with establishing business in their region.
  •  • Gained knowledge of the investment management landscape in the regions to understand the scope of opportunity and business potential.

Agenda

09:30 Introduction and overview of the Global Partner Programme
Jack Knight, Deputy Chief Executive, The Investment Association

 

09:35 An overview of Japan’s FinTech and Investment landscape, and the associated trends, opportunities, and considerations
Naomi Takegoshi, JIAM (The Consortium for Japan International Asset Management Center Promotion)

 

09:45 An overview of Singapore’s FinTech and Investment landscape, and the associated trends, opportunities, and considerations
Nicolas Huras, Chairman of the Digital Innovation Committee, IMAS (The Investment Management Association of Singapore) & Senior Director, Group Management Special Projects, UBS Asset Management

 

09:55 Q&A Session with the Global Partners

 

10:15 Closing remarks

Jack Knight, Deputy Chief Executive, The Investment Association

 

Speaker biographies

Naomi Takegoshi – Senior Manager, JIAM & Relationship Manager, FinCity.Tokyo

Naomi Takegoshi joined JIAM in May 2019 and FinCity.Tokyo in October 2019 after a 25 year long career at the British Embassy in Tokyo in supporting UK companies develop their business in Japan in a wide range of industries (consumer goods, financial services, business services, tech etc) with an aspiration to bring her experiences to contribute to the internationalisation of Tokyo. In her work to promote UK financial services and fintech in Japan, she built an extensive network of contacts both in Japan and in the UK. She also works for SUM series events organised by Nikkei to develop overseas contents for their events. Prior to her career at the UK Embassy, she worked as Researcher for the think tank division of MKI (Mitsui Knowledge Industry), BA Economics, Keio University.

 

Nicolas Huras, Chairman of the Digital Innovation Committee, IMAS (The Investment Management Association of Singapore) & Senior Director, Group Management Special Projects, UBS Asset Management

Experienced leader in asset management serves as mentor and advisor to various Fintech and Impact Investing companies and professional bodies across Europe and Asia. Currently, also chairs the Digital Innovation Committee of Investment Management Association of Singapore IMAS, where he leads a Fintech accelerator program for the industry. As a senior director in of one of the leading Banks and Asset Managers, Nicolas is responsible strategic projects prior to which he has acted as Head of APAC activities of a fund distribution platform in Singapore, Head of Alternative Fund Structures and Head of EMEA Business Development for traditional funds. Holds an MBA, Master of International Relations as well as various Executive diplomas from top Universities)(Harvard Business School, University of Cambridge and INSEAD) and is an active member of industry bodies including Singapore Institute of Directors, Investment Management Association of Singapore, various Chambers of Commerce and Business Leaders Groups.

 

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