Past Events

Economic Outlook for Japan in 2012

Dr. Robert Feldman, Director of Economic Research in Japan
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.

Dr. Robert Feldman, director of economic research for Morgan Stanley Japan and one of the most respected economists in Japan, discussed the key trends and challenges facing Japan’s economy and markets.


The Eurozone Crisis: Contingency Planning in a Japanese Context

Mr. Michael Raffan, Partner and Head, Global Financial Services Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mr. James Smethurst, Partner, Financial Institutions Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Two well-known banking and regulatory lawyers from Freshfields’ London office discussed the implications of the Eurozone crisis from a legal perspective.


The Agile Bank: Future Proofing Your Operating Model

Mr. Keiichi Aritomo, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Mr. Ryoma Yamamoto, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Two financial industry specialists from McKinsey discussed how financial institutions can respond swiftly to a volatile environment by learning from leading players in other industries.

Financial Markets 

Full Day Introduction to Compliance Issues for Foreign Banks

Mr. Yoshiki Uchida, President, MDP Business Advisory, Co., Ltd.

This full day course is designed for IBA member firm staff requiring an introduction to the legal, regulatory and compliance framework for foreign banks in Japan. The training combines a text-based lecture with hands-on practical case studies so that participants can increase their understanding of key compliance issues. Mr. Uchida has given this course to the IBA’s membership several times in both English and Japanese.  


2011 IBA Annual General Meeting, Address by Senior Vice Minister  & Reception

The IBA held its 27th AGM at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, welcoming nearly 80 senior executives from member firms. Following the formal meeting, Mr. Ikko Nakatsuka, Senior Vice Minister for Financial Services, gave a special address. The reception which followed was attended by over 200 people. Year after year, the reception has proven to be an excellent opportunity for individuals from all sectors of the financial services community to discuss matters of common interest in an informal setting.  

IBA Annual General Meeting