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JAPAN FINANCIAL FORUM: Risks and Opportunities for Japanese Banks in an Era of Abenomics and Financial Reform

September 19, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Japanese banks, some of the largest in the world, are playing a critical role in the new “Abenomics” reform efforts of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What opportunities, both domestically and internationally, does this provide to the banks? What are the risks they face, not just in Japan but in the region, as structural and policy changes are also implemented in China, Korea, and throughout Asia? How are Japanese mega-banks faring in the global marketplace as regulatory reforms are instituted in the wake of the financial crisis?
Jonathan Cornish assumed the position of Head of Bank Ratings – North Asia in jcornishFebruary 2010  and is responsible for all bank ratings in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Mongolia. He is a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions group, and since September 2010 has been Head of the Hong Kong office.  Jonathan moved to Fitch’s Bank team following more than three years as a Senior Director in the Credit Policy Group, reporting to the Regional Credit Officer for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. He served in both London and Hong Kong, and was responsible for oversight of all corporate and public finance analytical groups plus the sovereign analytical group, portfolio analysis, credit market research, reviewing of rating criteria and methodology, as well as oversight of the structured finance analytical group in the final year of his tenure.  Jonathan joined Fitch Ratings in 1998, and was a Senior Director in the Asia-Pacific Corporate Ratings Group, Regional Head of the Telecom, Media and Technology analytical team, and was initially based in Fitch’s Brisbane office covering the Australian corporate ratings market.
$50 per person (includes lunch)
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Advanced registration is required to participate in the event. Registration closes on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.   Registration is not complete until payment is processed. Completed registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable after September 8, 2013.
For more information or inquiries, please contact Chris Sigur at (415) 974-2895 or christopher.sigur@sf.frb.org

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September 19, 2013
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Briana Burrows


Federal Reserve Bank
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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