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Japan’s Premier Event for Pension and Retirement Executives

Save the date and join us in Tokyo this November.

Registration details and agenda coming soon.

The 2024 Global Fiduciary Symposium Japan theme acknowledges the rapid rate of change in the world order. It encourages discussion on how we can adapt to these changes and thrive amidst uncertainty. It also recognizes that while there are certainly challenges, there are opportunities for growth and progress. It has been nearly 100 years since investors have had to consider the convergence of such massive geopolitical, economic, and social changes. What do these seismic thematic shifts mean for Japan’s pension and retirement system, and what can we learn from investors worldwide to manage risk and leverage the opportunities before us? While interest rate risk, inflation, and aging demographics are the “tri-fecta” of challenges, climate and energy transition, infrastructure, inflation protection real assets, and the increased use of investment technology present unprecedented opportunity for diversification and capturing Alpha.

2024 Conference Overview

While most developed economies at the start of 2024 have struggled due to inflation and investors are pivoting to manage changes in monetary policy, Japan is showing its strength and resiliency as the most important leader in the Asia region and a stabilizing force on the world stage. This year’s Global Fiduciary Symposium held in Tokyo (formerly GPS) will bring together Japan’s most important pension and retirement executives, along with global executives responsible for fiduciary and pension assets, to discuss how to manage returns, risks, and reforms in Japan and around the world. Now in its 18th year, the Symposium provides the highest level of insights from Japan’s leaders and those in the leading global pension markets.

Delegates of the Global Fiduciary Symposium have a unique opportunity to meet and hear from the world’s most influential leaders in Tokyo on November 11-13, 2024, who are shaping the pension and retirement landscape. The first day of the Symposium will focus on Japan’s growing defined contribution savings, with guest speakers from around the world who are retirement plan leaders. A two-day symposium will follow the DC program, focusing on the latest investment, governance, and regulatory trends on defined benefit plans.

Our mission is to improve asset owners’ and, ultimately, beneficiaries’ outcomes by facilitating communication and transparency of information by bringing leaders together, live and in-person, at the 2024 Global Fiduciary Symposium.

2024 Agenda Coming Soon

Our team is working behind the scenes to create a timely and relevant agenda for the upcoming 2024 Global Fiduciary Symposium.

Please check back soon for agenda topics, speakers, and our new 2024 Advisory Council Members.

You can view last year’s agenda by clicking the links below:

To inquire about speaking opportunities at the 2024 Global Fiduciary Symposium, please contact:

Michiyo Ikeda, Director of Programming  |  michiyo@globalfiduciarysymposium.com | +1 347 330 5482

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2024 Global Fiduciary Symposium will open in April. 

Eligibility for Complimentary Conference Registration

  • Corporate pension funds and plan sponsors, public pension funds, defined contribution (DC) plan executives  
  • Proprietary trading/investment desks of commercial banks and insurers (excluding trust banks, investment advisors and broker/dealers)
  • Institutions with proprietary investment funds, including university endowments and foundations, as well as Sovereign Wealth Funds

All registration requests are subject to verification. Global Fiduciary Symposium reserves the right to refuse registrations not meeting the qualifications.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

The Global Fiduciary Symposium depends on leading asset management firms like yours, which are experts at delivering valuable ideas and simplifying complicated investment topics to improve the outcomes for asset owners in Japan and, ultimately, their beneficiaries. Working with our partners, GFS is committed to sharing the latest investment strategies and practical solutions asset owners can use to manage risk and return. Now in our 18th year, the Global Fiduciary Symposium is globally recognized as the most important conference of its kind in Japan and worldwide. As a sponsor of GFS, your firm will gain direct access to a difficult-to-reach and highly sought-after audience.

Join us in 2024 to participate in the leading conversation on the future of Japan’s pension and retirement industry.

Contact us for details and availability

A limited number of sponsorships are available.

Please get in touch with us to request a sponsorship proposal with full features and benefits. 

Chris J. Battaglia, President, Global Fiduciary Symposium, chris@globalfiduciarysymposium.com  | + 1 917 239 6497 (US)

Past Sponsors of the Global Fiduciary Symposium

Conference Venue

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

The hotel features Japanese tradition and sophisticated luxury in the Roppongi district of Tokyo Midtown.

Enjoy amazing views from The Terrace adjacent to The Grand Ballroom, overlooking Hinoki-cho Park, an urban oasis rich with nature. 

Visit The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo website

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