New Hedge Fund Programme launches in Tokyo

5 September 2016

New Hedge Fund Programme launches in Tokyo

New Hedge Fund Programme launches in Tokyo

New Hedge Fund Programme launches in Tokyo

Tokyo, 5 Sept 2016; Inflection Point Intelligence in collaboration with Henley Business School today announced that due to demand for its world-class Hedge Fund Programme, it will expand the programme to Tokyo, Japan on November 19, 2016. Thomson Reuters have been the lead industry sponsor since the successful launch of the programme in Hong Kong and will now be joined by Heiwa Real Estate and the Hedge Funds Club in Japan.

This unique Hedge Fund Programme is designed specifically for professionals within the financial services industry, providing a holistic hands-on, practical understanding of hedge funds. The six-month part-time program is a blend of workshops, online learning, networking events and group work. Thomson Reuters will provide participants free access to their award-winning Eikon analytics system, while Heiwa Real Estate will provide the venue for the monthly weekend workshops, which is in the middle of financial district, where Tokyo Stock Exchange and number of securities companies are located.

Anna Stephenson, Programme Advisor and Partner of Inflection Point Intelligence Ltd says, “We found that many in the hedge fund community only knew their own area of expertise. Often, a lawyer might not appreciate fund administration and in turn, these administrators might not know about capital introduction.
Universities typically emphasise portfolio and risk management and are ill-equipped to explain how the various components interact to make hedge funds successful. With that in mind, we designed a well-rounded, holistic programme for participants to broaden their practical knowledge and approach the business from different perspectives.”
The programme offers a blend of modules and workshops such as Portfolio Management, Business setup, Fund Administration, Risk Management, Legal, Tax, Audit, Pitch book preparation and more.

“Thomson Reuters and Henley Business School have a strong collaboration in the UK and Hong Kong, and we are pleased to expand our relationship to include Japan as the country aggressively aims to bolster its buy-side community and presence. By opening our flagship Eikon system to participants of this programme, we will play a pivotal role in providing hands-on training to enhance their learning experiences,” said Yasunori Kasai, Head of Equities Asia, Thomson Reuters Japan.

Tomoharu Nakao, Managing Officer of Development Planning Department of Heiwa Real Estate, added: “We are happy to be part of this programme and to provide our facilities for the workshops. The task to diversify management companies and to develop human resources of the industry are key factors within Japanese government revitalization strategy and also among securities and management industries. Heiwa is now working with a redevelopment project to attract asset managers from both inside and outside Japan to Nihonbashi Kabuto-cho, the district of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. We would therefore eagerly and continuously support emerging asset managers and related FinTech ventures, their expansion and startups in Japan. “

The programme will run for six months from November 19, 2016 to April 23, 2017 and is limited to a select group of 25 qualified participants. Application is now open to those with at least three years’ relevant experience on a first-come-first-served basis.

Further details of the program can be found at http://henley.asia/executive-education/executive-hedge-fund-program/hong-kong/
For applications and programme enquiries, please contact:
Inflection Point Intelligence
Lisa So | lisa.so@ipihk.com

For media enquiries, please contact:
Thomson Reuters
Yukiko Matsushima| +81 3 6441 1617| yukiko.matsushima@thomsonreuters.com

Hedge Funds Club
Stefan Nilsson| +81 3 5544 8554 | stefan.nilsson@hedgefundsclub.com

Heiwa Real Estate
Akika Hamakawa| +81 3 3661 7771 | hamakawa.akika@heiwa-net.co.jp