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June 29, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

$20 – $40

Stewardship in Japan: Resolution for Revolution

The publication of Japan’s Corporate Governance Code in 2015 capped a long list of capital market revitalization efforts, including the introduction of a Stewardship Code. The Stewardship Code outlines the responsibilities of institutional investors to enhance the medium- to long-term investment return for their clients/beneficiaries through constructive engagement (dialogue) with portfolio companies. There are over 200 signatories to Japan’s Stewardship Code, including Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF). How are asset managers fulfilling their responsibilities related to the Stewardship Code and what changes have resulted from increased engagement? What plans does the GPIF have to drive further engagement and increase principles of responsible investment in Japan? We hope you can join this event to hear first-hand from these thought leaders about the most recent developments, challenges, opportunities and plans for the future.



Hiromichi Mizuno

Executive Managing Director and CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund

Mr. Hiromichi Mizuno joined Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund in 2015 and serves as the Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. Previously, he was a Partner at Collar Capital, a London based private-equity firm. Before joining Collar Capital, he held senior positions at Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.  Read more…

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Jamie Allen

Founding Secretary General, ACGA

Mr. Allen is the founding Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA). He is a published author and has more than 28 years’ experience as a writer, editor and analyst covering Asian business, finance and economics from Hong Kong.  Read more… 


Theresa J. Whitmarsh

Executive Director, Washington State Investment Board

Theresa J. Whitmarsh is Executive Director of the Washington State Investment Board, one of the United States’ leading institutional investors, managing over $103 billion of state pension, insurance, and other assets. WSIB is a leader in private asset investing, with private equity, real estate, and tangible assets comprising 40 percent of its retirement portfolio.   Read more…

Tracy Gopal (BW)

Tracy Gopal


Tracy Gopal currently serves the Chairperson of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Japan Society of Northern California. Most recently, Ms. Gopal was part of the Strategic Research team at ISS, where she published papers on various governance topics including Japan Governance Reform. In this role, she also worked closely with the core research team on US and Japan proxy research.  Read more…

  • Space is limited
  • Please register early
  • Kindly allow extra time to check-in with security
  • Light appetizers and drinks provided


June 29, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
$20 – $40


Eileen Tanaka


Union Bank
400 California Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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