Tokyo – Tuesday, 21 February 2017 – CLSA Limited (CLSA), Asia’s leading brokerage and investment group, today opens the 14th CLSA Japan Forum hosting some 600 + institutional investors and senior executives from 23 countries around the world. The Forum, headlined by CLSA award-winning Equity Strategist, Christopher Wood and CLSA Senior Economist, Eric Fishwick, is an invitation-only event for global institutional investors to hear from key opinion leaders on the latest issues impacting business and industry.
Sheldon Adelson from Las Vegas Sands, Lawrence Ho of Melco Entertainment Ltd, James Murren, MGM Resorts International and Ian Coughlan from Wynn Resorts are among the 50+ invited keynote and specialist speakers presenting at the event. CLSA’s New York-based Head of Gaming and Lodging Research, Jon Oh, joins the high-level discussion on integrated-resorts in Japan, together with CLSA’s Tokyo-based gaming analyst, Jay Defibaugh.
While the big casino operators might be hoping to steal the show, CLSA invited specialists cover a number of important themes during the Forum this week. Key topics include North Korea and North Asian geopolitics and how rising regional tensions are impacting Japan. CLSA Japan Strategist Nicholas Smith shares his insights into some of the issues surrounding Prime Minister Abe’s tax and fiscal policies, while an executive panel discusses Japan’s progress on Corporate Governance.
Throughout the week, CLSA analysts provide insights into Japan Healthcare and the ageing population, BI intelligence and the most important new IoT services for Japan’s manufacturing industry, Japan Consumer, Tourism and eCommerce. Also on the CLSA agenda is global energy and nuclear power in Japan, potential Trump protectionist policies and impacts on Japan’s Auto and Autoparts industries plus the latest trends in Japan’s tech sector.
Since its inception in 2004, the annual CLSA Japan Forum has become a must-attend event for global institutional investors to have direct access to key decision-makers in Japan and opinion leaders worldwide. The 14th CLSA Japan Forum takes place at Grand Hyatt Tokyo from 21-24 February 2017.
About CLSA Limited
CLSA is Asia’s leading and longest-running brokerage and investment group. The company provides equity broking, corporate finance & capital markets and asset management services to global corporate and institutional clients.
Renowned for service excellence, product innovation and award-winning market intelligence CLSA has provided independent equity research, sales and trading since 1986. CLSA is the largest agency-only brokerage in Asia and with exchange membership in every developed market in the region, plus Australia and the Americas, CLSA provides best execution across a range of products and services.
The group’s corporate finance and capital markets team leads equity public offerings (primary and secondary), debt issuances and M&A advisory. Direct investment is offered through diversified, alternative investment vehicles by CLSA Capital Partners.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA’s 1,500 dedicated professionals operate from 25 cities across Asia, Australia, the Americas and Europe. CLSA’s parent company CITIC Securities is China’s leading investment bank.