JIAM event "Decoding AI in Asset Management" on Wed 5th October.

2022.09.05 (Mon)

We live in an increasingly  connected world which consumes and produces an unprecedented volume of data.  AI is there to collect, analyse, draw insights and make decisions.  Hedge fund managers are using a growing range of alternative data to seek alpha.  Algorithms are better disposed to execute tasks requiring precision and speed.  Will human portfolio managers become extinct species?  And what would be the best way for asset management firms to work with deep tech?

JIAM is pleased to invite Clara Durodié, author of a one-of-a-kind book which demystifies AI for financial services professionals, Kenny Lam. CEO of Two Sigma Asia-Pacific and Michinori Kanokogi, experienced portfolio manager and translator of several respected publications in machine learning and portfolio management.  



  1. Opening by Naomi Takegoshi~ brief intro of Japanese translation of Clara Durodié’s book “Decoding AI in financial services”
  2. Keynote by Clara Durodié ~Where is asset management heading with the advancement of AI? 
  3. Demo by Two Sigma Transforming portfolio management: Demo by TwoSigma
  4. Panel discussion “Will portfolio managers become extinct species?” with Clara Durodié, Kenny Lam and Michinori Kanokogi  
  5. Networking (for onsite attendees)



Online and Onsite(free event)

●Online: Zoom meeting

The zoom link will be informed to participants ahead of the event.

●Onsite: Book Lounge Kable
Address: 3F KABUTO ONE, Chuo-ku Kabuto-cho 7-1, Tokyo (東京都中央区日本橋兜町7番1号)


17:00-18:30 JST, Wed 5 Oct



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Clara Durodié

Technology strategist specializing in the business and governance of AI in financial services.

Clara is consistently named on numerous global lists of leading women in fintech, and was the Chair of the Non-Executive Directors Board’s special committee on Best Practice for AI Adoption (UK) and a member of IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (USA). 
Clara is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK), has a Certificate in Investment Management (UK) and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.


Kenny Lam

 CEO, Two Sigma Asia-Pacific

Kenny is CEO of Two Sigma Asia-Pacific. Two Sigma is one of the world’s largest systematic investment firms with AUM of over USD 60 billion. Prior to joining Two Sigma, Kenny was Group President of Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: Noah). Prior to Noah, he was Global Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company, as a co-leader of its Asia Financial Institutional Practice.
He is actively involved in the broader business community. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Executive board of the Wharton School in Asia and a board member of the President’s Global Advisory Board of the University of Waterloo in Canada.


Michinori Kanokogi, CFA

Head of Solution Research Nissay Asset Management

Mitch Kanokogi is leading the research and development of digital investment solutions for asset owners. Previously, he led the launch of AQR Capital Management’s Japan business as head of investment management. He also has experience in multi-manager investment at Russell Investments, equity portfolio management at UBS, and management consulting for financial institutions at PwC and Deloitte. He translated several books, including “Advances in Financial Machine Learning” and “Expected Returns”. He holds a B.Eng. from the University of Tokyo, an M.Eng. from Kyoto University, an MBA from INSEAD, and is a CFA Charterholder.


Naomi Takegoshi

Senior manager of JIAM

Relationship manager of FinCity.Tokyo

After her career at the UK Embassy in Tokyo in supporting UK companies develop their business in Japan,  Naomi has joined JIAM to transplant her experience to the internationalisation of Tokyo. She also works for FinCity,Tokyo as their Relationship Manager.  She recently translated Clara Durodié’s book “Decoding AI in financial services”  which is her first English to Japanese translation project.




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