As the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact global financial markets, the infrastructure industry has also faced near-term disruptions effecting assets that are heavily impacted. However, given the continued global demand for infrastructure investments and the long-term, stable nature of the asset class, private infrastructure investment will likely show resilience in a post-pandemic world. For Japanese investors, understanding how best to engage with new potential foreign partners in the Covid-19 era is top of the agenda as they look to build new relationships and strategies for accessing the global opportunity.
The Infrastructure Investors Webinar: Japan will gather a diverse audience of 400+ attendees to discuss the latest global investment trends along with the winning strategies domestic LPs are employing to construct a risk-adjusted global infrastructure portfolio.
The event builds on the huge success of Inframation’s Infrastructure Investors Forums: Japan, that attracts over 160 LPs each year, and will provide a meeting place for international fund managers and allocators of capital from the domestic institutional investors community.
It is a unique opportunity to discuss the investment landscape with an elite group of leading global fund managers and meet a large delegation of domestic LPs that are actively looking to commit capital.
Yoshi Kiguchi focuses innovative strategies and products with the investment horizon structures. He has more than 30 years of experience in investment and risk management.
Before that, Mr. Kiguchi was a managing director of Russell Investments in Japan, where he supervised several teams, and delivered a wide range of consulting and solutions to the institutional clients including Toyota, Fujitsu, NEC, Sekisui, Toray, and Mazda. He joined Russell as a consultant in 1998.
Prior to joining Russell, Mr. Kiguchi was with Sumitomo Life for ten years. He was placed in charge of corporate strategy, equity investments, researching capital markets, including private equities, and performing quantitative risk management and ALM.
B.S., Precision Machinery (Robotics), the University of Tokyo, 1988
Koji SomenoManager, Real Asset Fund Investment Alternative Investment DepartmentDAI-ICHI LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Koji Someno is a Manager of Real Asset Fund Investment Division and Private Equity Fund Investment Division of Alternative Investment Department at Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. Since joining Dai-ichi Life in 2017, he has been in charge of infrastructure investments and private equity investments. Prior to that, he spent about 13 years at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (MUTB), where he was involved in the investments in private equity, infrastructure, real asset and venture funds.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Commerce from Keio University.
Keisuke OkanoAssociate Director, Alternative Investments TeamORIX LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Keisuke Okano is in charge of Infrastructure investments at ORIX Life Insurance Corporation. Since joining ORIX Life in 2019, he has led the growth of the infrastructure portfolio. In prior role, he was in Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for 8 years where he took various role there, including he served as portfolio manager for Infrastructure investments from the time when GPIF starts alternative investment.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Waseda University.
Yuriko WatanabeDirector Infrastructure Investment/Private Equity Investment DepartmentJAPAN POST BANK
Leads Japan Post Bank’s infrastructure investment program and its infrastructure debt program. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank in July 2019, she spent 11 years at the Bank of Japan, where she led various studies on investment activities of institutional investors, and structured one of the Bank’s reserve management programs, among other various roles she held.
Master in Public Administration in International Development of Harvard Kennedy School. Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Tokyo.