Déjà New – from hindsight to foresight

Recently the investment community came together in Tokyo to explore what we can learn from recent history and the key themes that are likely to shape markets and investment practices. Thank you to all who attended. We invite you to learn more about our upcoming global investment forum series for 2024 here.


Times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC+9).
Sessions will be in English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation. 
Download a PDF version of this agenda.

Wednesday, September 13

Thursday, September 14

Masaaki Sakakibara, Wealth Business Country Leader, Japan 

Toshio Imai, Investment Consulting Leader, Japan

Nick White, Global Strategic Research Director 

Jaimee To, Senior Sustainable Investment Consultant, Asia-Pacific

Moderator: Daisuke Aoki, Wealth Investment Consultant, Japan

Lintao Ye, Investment Analyst 

Masafumi Takechi, Senior Investment Consultant

Moderator: Simon Coxeter, Head of Manager Research, Asia Pacific

Hooman Kaveh, Global Chief Investment Officer

Garvan McCarthy, Chief Investment Officer, EMEA and Asia

Cameron Systermans, Head of Multi-Asset, Asia

Jean de Kock, Head of Fixed Income Manager Research, Asia Pacific

Rich Dell, Interim Global Head of Equities

Chin Yee Koh, Senior Investment Consultant 

Hirokazu Kore-eda, film director and screenwriter

Masa Sakakibara, Wealth Business Country Leader, Japan 

David Scopelliti, Global Head of Private Debt 

Divyaa Mohan, Senior Consultant, Investments & Retirement

Rich Nuzum, Executive Director, Investments and Global Chief Investment Strategist 

Yoko Monoe, Senior Sustainable Investment Consultant, Asia-Pacific 

Annabell Siem Mathiesen, Global Head of Sustainable Investment 

Mick Dempsey, President, Investments and Retirement 

Meet the speakers

Each Forum features top thought leaders from within Mercer and the investment community and renowned experts shaping the way we think.

Keynote speaker - Hirokazu Kore-eda

Read Hirokazu Kore-eda's full bio here.

Location and hotel

We look forward to welcoming clients and asset managers from Tokyo in person.

Grand Hyatt, Tokyo

5-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku,

Tokyo Japan, 106-0032

+81 03 4333 1234 tokyo.grand@hyatt.com

Hotel website

Experience moments of more at a dynamic lifestyle destination hotel in the heart of Roppongi, Tokyo – a lively international district. With its central location directly connected to Roppongi Hills which houses 200 shops and restaurants, a cinema, an art museum and an observatory, Grand Hyatt Tokyo is the perfect base from which to comfortably explore and discover the city.

As one of the best areas to stay in Tokyo, the hotel is only a 3 minute walk away from Roppongi Station and provides easy access to popular areas such as Ginza and Shibuya, making it ideal for business and leisure. Wander in Mohri Garden to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in the springtime or the changing leaves in the fall. In the winter, enjoy the Christmas market or the sparkling lights just steps away from the luxury accommodation.

Hotel booking information

For your convenience, Mercer has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo at a rate of JPY 53,330 which includes tax and Wi-Fi.  This rate is available until August 28, 2023.  Reservations made after this date will be based on hotel availability and at the prevailing rate. Hotel accommodation can be booked here.

Accommodation terms & conditions

Hotel room cancellations must be received by Friday, August 11, 2023.  Failure to cancel prior to August 11 will result in being charged for the duration of your stay.

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Which attendee are you?

For the purposes of the Forum, an asset owner is a client or contact of Mercer who is an executive, board member or other key decision-maker of a retirement plan, wealth management firm, insurer, endowment, foundation, government agency or similar entity. Invited asset owners do not have to pay registration fee.

Event concluded.

The asset manager registration fee for this event is $12,000 (USD) for one attendee. Registration includes attendance at the asset manager briefing, attendance at the networking opportunities, main presentations and breakout sessions, up to five 30 minute one-to-one sessions, opportunities to make new professional connections with hundreds of other attendees and all session materials after the event.

Event concluded.

Global members have a secured seat at all five events. If you have purchased a global membership for the Global Investment Forums 2023 programme, you can register as a global forum member. Please contact us if you are not sure of your status or click here to sign up for a global membership.

Event concluded.