We are delighted to host a presentation by Ken Hokugo, Director and Head of Corporate Governance at the Pension Fund Association in Japan, one of the largest public pension funds in Japan. He is an outspoken critic of the practice of allegiant/crossholdings in Japan and is often featured in the press and corporate governance seminars.
- When: Wednesday, May 15th from 3–5pm
- Where: Usonian Office (353 N. Clark St, Suite 3501, Chicago, IL 60654)
- Topic: Japanese Corporate Governance
- Speaker: Ken Hokugo, Pension Fund Association
Ken Hokugo is Director, Head of Corporate Governance at Pension Fund Association of Japan. Prior to joining PFA, he worked at the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s (“SMBC” or “Sumitomo”) Tokyo Head Office, responsible for designing and implementing the strategy for its global asset management business. From 2005 to 2010, he worked at Sumitomo’s New York Office, where he was assigned to lead and execute special projects by the management team in Tokyo, and various portfolio management initiatives being mindful of shareholders’ value as the CFO of Sumitomo’s Americas Division. Mr. Hokugo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Keio University and MBA from Columbia Business School. He also is Director, Hedge Fund Investments at PFA, responsible for USD5bn Hedge Fund Portfolio.