A handful of bustling international financial and business cities dominate the world’s capital markets. Their appeal lies in their stable domestic political and economic environments, financial expertise, strong operational support systems and regulatory climates. But external factors often hold considerable sway, such as the economic impact from the COVID-19 outbreak. This webinar will discuss the elements that define a leading financial and business centre, and how Japan in particular can take innovative action to increase its appeal in a post-pandemic future.
KEY TALKING POINTS
What are the main strengths of the leading financial centres? How does Japan fare?
To what extent has the COVID-19 outbreak changed global securities markets? What adjustments have financial centres, especially Japan, made in response?
Which financial hubs are benefiting the most from the current political and economic climate in Asia and the world? How has Japan fared?
Which innovative measures currently are the most effective to enhance a hub’s competitiveness? How has Japan performed in this aspect?
With a possible end to the pandemic in sight, where are international finance and business looking to invest in 2021 and beyond?
What is the outlook for Japan as a key destination?
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Japan Securities Dealers Association
Financial Services Agency, Japan
Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US
Ryozo Himino, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan