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September 2018

Market Development Committee - Discussions Started on ETF Market

Posted on 2018.09.20

Earlier this year we implemented a survey of FIA Japan members as to what our objectives for the fiscal year starting April 2018 should be. We received various interesting feedback, including on tax issues, but one of the common theme proposed was actually around the ETF market in Japan and how we could promote or support its further development.
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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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