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New FSA Commissioner Endo Shares Insight on FSA Priorities and Other Regulatory Developments

Posted on 2018.09.14

Mr. Toshihide Endo is the Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency (FSA). Since joining the FSA in 2002, Mr. Endo has held various executive posts, including the Director-General of the Supervisory Bureau and Inspection Bureau, the Deputy Director-General of the Planning and Coordination Bureau. When he was the Director-General of the Supervisory Bureau, he leads supervision of banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies and the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan. As the Director-General of Inspection Bureau, he integrated the process of on-site inspection and off-site monitoring, aiming for an in-depth understanding of the financial institutions and the financial system in effective manner. Also, as the Deputy Director-General of the Planning and Coordination Bureau, he was responsible for overall policy making for the financial system and markets, and the supervision of securities exchanges. Prior to his posting to the FSA, Mr. Endo worked for the Asian Pacific Department and the Finance Department of the International Monetary Fund. Mr. Endo received a B.A. in Law from the University of Tokyo in 1982 and a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1986.
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Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC) CEO Miyama Discusses Clearing Business

Posted on 2018.05.11

Hironaga Miyama is President & CEO of Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (“JSCC”) since June 2013. Prior to his current post, Mr. Miyama was Managing Director at Tokyo Stock Exchange (“TSE”) where he held numerous management roles ranging from the corporate planning department, system department, derivatives market department and stock department. Mr. Miyama graduated from Sophia University (Bachelor of Law) in 1978 then went on to work at TSE for 35 years. He was appointed as Director of the Derivatives Market Department from 2001 to 2003 where he successfully led a project to expand individual securities options and other trading products that aimed at providing greater investment alternatives and increasing market liquidity. After serving as Director of the Treasury Department and the Planning Department, he was appointed as Executive Officer in 2005, became a Senior Executive Officer in 2007 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2011.
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CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Shares Update on Global Regulation Status and Developments

Posted on 2018.01.29

J. Christopher “Chris” Giancarlo was unanimously confirmed as Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 2017. Prior to becoming Chairman, Mr. Giancarlo was designated Acting Chairman on January 20, 2017 and was nominated by President Trump to serve as the Chairman on March 14, 2017 to a term that expires in April 2019. Mr. Giancarlo had served as a CFTC Commissioner since his swearing on June 16, 2014, after a unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate on June 3, 2014. He was nominated by President Obama on August 1, 2013.
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