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FIA Japan New Year Party 2024

On February 13, FIA Japan held its New Year Party at the International House. Around 95 financial industry professionals participated in the event (an impressive 90% attendance rate from registrations), as well as representatives from the regulators and exchanges.

As the event MC, FIA Japan Board Member Nakajo (Goldman Sachs Japan) welcomed participants and greeted our guest speakers. Following opening remarks from FIA Japan Chairman Clairmont (ABN AMRO Clearing), during which he reviewed our various committee achievements in calendar year 2023, FIA Head of Asia Pacific Herder shared an update on recent FIA activities in the region.

At the end of his speech, Tokyo Financial Exchange President and CEO Takuo Hirota also extended his new year congratulations to FIA Japan Members.

After introducing on stage newly-appointed FIAJ Executive Committee members Tomiyasu (Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities) and Ryu (Societe Generale Securities Japan), FIAJ Vice President Yanagisawa (Citigroup Global Markets Japan) asked the two gentlemen to make the traditional “Kampai!” to open the cocktail reception.

While our members were enjoying the buffet, special guest speaker Mr. Toru Sasaki, Chief Strategist at Fukuoka Financial Group, delivered a lecture titled “Is a Currency Crisis Looming in Japan?”.

Sharing historical FX and other data on screen, his insights and comments were very informative and many of our guests were very satisfied with the overall contents of the event and networking.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for supporting the new year party: TFX, JPX, CQG and Colt. Our next scheduled event will be a reception following the AGM scheduled on May 22 in Tokyo. More details will be made available as we get closer to the date. Stay tuned!



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