About Us

Honorary Chairman, Atsushi Saito
To foster and integrate a diversified asset management community in Japan

In recent years, the Japanese government has announced economic growth strategies along with a series of measures, and has called for the need to diversify the asset management industry of Japan. Together with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, industry associations and key industry players, JIAM was established to bolster the asset management industry and transform Tokyo into a global financial center.

Facing a rapidly aging population, the need for investment diversification of, and a seamless investment value chain for household assets (which amount to USD 17 trillion) have become paramount and critical for Japan.

JIAM’s objective is to develop the Tokyo asset management community, attract investment professionals and to nurture investment capabilities.

Advisory Council
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    Shigeharu Suzuki
    Japan Securities Dealers Association

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  • Hiroshi Matsutani
    The Investment Trusts Association,

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    Akiyoshi Oba
    Japan Investment Advisers Association

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    Koichiro Miyahara
    President and CEO
    Tokyo Stock Exchange

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Organizational Overview

Legal Entity Name
The Consortium for Japan International Asset Management Center Promotion
Short name: JIAM
Date of Establishment
October 27, 2016
FinGATE KABUTO, 6-5 Nihonbashi-kabuto-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0026 Japan
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Honorary Chairman
Atsushi Saito (Senior Fellow, KKR Global Institute, KKR Japan)
Tomoharu Nakao (Representative Director), Keiichi Aritomo (Board Member)
Takeshi Shimizu (Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata)
Advisory Council
Shigeharu Suzuki (Chairman, Japan Securities Dealers Association)
Hiroshi Matsutani (Chairman, The Investment Trusts Association, Japan)
Akiyoshi Oba (Chairman, Japan Investment Advisers Association)
Koichiro Miyahara (President and CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Heiwa Real Estate
Japan Exchange Group
Japan Investment Advisers Association
Japan Securities Dealers Association
The Investment Trusts Association
Accenture Japan
Atsumi & Sakai
Bloomberg L.P.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
DT Legal Japan
Gordian Capital Japan
Morgan Stanley in Japan
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nomura Research Institute
NTT DATA Corporation
PTS Consulting Japan
PwC Consulting
S&P Global Japan
State Street Trust and Banking
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA Japan)
UBS Securities Japan

(As of April, 2018)


With the goal of promoting Tokyo as a leading global financial center, industry associations and key industry players, supported by the national government and Tokyo Metropolitan Government, jointly created the “Council for Tokyo Global Financial Center Promotional Activities” and the “Working Group on Asset Management”. ​Forum participants agreed on the need ​to​ creat​e a world-class asset management hub in Tokyo, and ​to develop the ​Japanese ​asset management industry, and measures required to attract asset managers from both inside and outside of Japan were s​et forth. JIAM was founded as a platform for the government and the private sector to work together to achieve these goals.

Prior to the establishment​ of JIAM​, under its “Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016” (dated 3rd June 2016), the government called for “the diversification of investment managers including independent fund managers, and the creation of an environment ​by the public and private sectors, ​conducive to talented fund managers and finance professionals both from within Japan and abroad” and “the ​reinforcement of support measures, and effective use of the special zones within Tokyo and across Japan, and to showcase the Tokyo Financial Street along the Eitai-dori extending from Otemachi to the Kabuto-cho district as an area integrated with sophisticated international financial talent by 2020”.

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