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Tokyo Seminar

The Irish Funds Tokyo seminar will be on Wednesday, 23 October. 

View agenda in Japanese here. 

Tokyo Kaikan 3-2-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo Prefecture, Tokyo
23 October 2019
9.00am - 12.00pm
9.00am - Registration
9.30am - Welcome Remarks
  • Mr. Denis O’Donovan, Cathaoirleach of Seanad Eireann (Speaker (Leader) of the Upper House of the Irish Parliament)

Introduced by:

  • H. E. Paul Kavanagh, Ambassador of Ireland to Japan
9.40am - Opening Remarks
  • Hiroshi Matsutani, Chairman of The Investment Trusts Association, Japan
9.45am - Irish Funds Welcome
  • Yvonne Connolly, Chair, Irish Funds
9.50am - Keynote Address
  • Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds
10.00am - ​Presentation:

Update on Irish Regulation and Comparison of Ireland and Cayman Jurisdictions

  • Shane Geraghty, Dillon Eustace 
10.20am - ​Presentation: Anti Money Laundering

FATF review of Ireland, Practical Changes arising from 4AMLD and Beneficial Ownership Registers

  • Peter Callaghan, SuMi TRUST (Ireland)
10.40am - ​Presentation:

Growth of Private Debt Funds in Ireland – Structures and Tax Considerations

  • Takeshi Shimizu, PwC (Japan)
  • Kenji Nakamura, PwC (Japan)
11.00am - Coffee Break
11.20am - ​Panel Discussion:

Investment and Regulatory Trends in Ireland


  • Andrew Kehoe, KB Associates


  • Brian Dillon, Dillon Eustace
  • Shinichi Masuda, Nomura Asset Management
  • Naoki Kubo, PwC (Japan)
  • Masayuki Sato, JFSA
11.50am - Closing Remarks
  • Toru Takakura, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
12.00pm - Networking Lunch
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