“Strengthening Corporate Governance and Raising ROE to Improve Management Performance”

“Strengthening Corporate Governance and Raising ROE to Improve Management Performance” – What Do Global Investors Regard as Superior Management and Corporate Governance?

Content: Investor Impact sponsored a seminar on December 1, 2014, with the cooperation of the Japan Investor Relations Association, on corporate governance and its implications for investor relations (IR). The seminar was well-received, and we were pleased to welcome 110 participants from 89 companies. We express our thanks to the participants and to our co-sponsors.

To respond to the interests and concerns of IR officers (IROs) who are responsible for reporting on corporate governance and capital efficiency to investors on a day-to-day basis, we invited a number of experts. We asked them to give their views on: “What are the characteristics of companies that are highly valued by the market?” and “What strategies and governance structures do investors look for in the companies they invest in?”

Seminar Program

  • Lecture: “Aiming for a Restructuring of Corporate Governance”
    Presentation by Toyohiko Hachiya, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University
  • Lecture: “What Are ‘Good Companies’ and ‘Good Management’?”
    Presentation by Ph.D., Yosuke Mitsusada, Chief Fund Manager, Asuka Asset Management; Director and Founding Partner of Asuka Corporate Advisory
  • Lecture: “What Are Excellent Management and Corporate Governance from the Perspective of Global Investors?”
    Presentation by Takeyuki Ishida, Executive Director, Institutional Shareholder Services, K.K. (ISS)
  • Panel Discussion: “What Are the Issues for Investors and Investee Companies Related to ‘Corporate Governance and Stewardship’ in This Era of Evolution in Corporate Governance?
    Panelists: Toyohiko Hachiya, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University; Ph.D., Yosuke Mitsusada, Chief Fund Manager, Asuka Asset Management; Director and Founding Partner of Asuka Corporate Advisory; Takeyuki Ishida, Executive Director, Institutional Shareholder Services, K.K. (ISS); and Katsunari Yamaguchi, Ph.D., CMA, CFA, Ibbotson Associates Japan, Inc.
    Moderator: Yoshiko Sato, Secretary General, Chief Research Fellow, Japan Investor Relations Association
  • Lecture: “Increasing ROE and Corporate Management”
    Presentation by Katsunari Yamaguchi, Ph.D., CMA, CFA, Ibbotson Associates Japan, Inc.
    Presentation PDF (In Japanese)
    Video presentation (14 minutes, in Japanese)
  • Research Results: “IR and Corporate Governance”
    Presentation by Noriko Yasuda, General Manager, IR Consulting Division I;
    Fumiaki Yoshimizu, General Manager, IR Consulting Division II
    Presentation PDF (In Japanese)
    Video presentation (11 minutes, in Japanese)
  • Concluding Presentation: Thomas R. Zengage, President & CEO, Investor Impact, Inc.
    Presentation PDF (In Japanese)
    Video presentation (8 minutes, in Japanese)

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