CFA Society Melbourne

CFA Societies of Australia invites you to the Annual CFA Market Forecast Dinner for 2015

Changing Japan – The Bumpy Road Ahead

The Japanese Stewardship Code and Corporate Governance Code were adopted as part of the “third arrow” in Abenomics, named after Prime Minister Abe’s effort to revitalize the Japanese economy. Relative to his first two arrows on monetary policy and fiscal policy, the third arrow is challenging, as it deals with the structural reforms necessary to invigorate Japan Inc. The two codes are at the core of the “third arrow,” formally launched in June 2015. But the unfortunate timing of the Toshiba scandal has put a damper on these efforts, forcing companies to think beyond meeting minimum standards and simply “checking-the-box.”

In this presentation, Mr. Yang will review the progress made to date, and discuss the growing pains Japanese corporations will most likely have to go through for a meaningful structural reform over the long term.

Charles J. Yang

Charles Yang
Charles J. Yang, CFA, is the chief investment officer of T&D Asset Management, which is the asset management arm of T&D Holdings, a listed company in Japan that focuses on the life insurance business.

Previously, he worked for the asset management divisions of Merrill Lynch and Société Générale. Mr. Yang began his career as a quantitative analyst at the asset management division of J.P. Morgan and served as a portfolio manager in New York City and Tokyo.

Currently, he is the immediate past chair of the CFA Institute Board of Governors, and previously served as chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Mr. Yang is also a former chair of the CFA Institute External Relations & Volunteer Involvement Committee and former president of the CFA Society of Japan.

He holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.


Tuesday, 22 September 2015 | The Sofitel, 25 Collins St, Melbourne 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start


Price (inclusive GST)

Individual CFA Member: $175
Actuarial Institute/ Q Group: $185
Non Member:   $205
Table of 10:     $2,050*

*Purchase of a table of 10 includes a name plate on the table and recognition of Table Sponsorship during the event.

Price is inclusive of a 3 course dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks.

If a registrant is unable to attend, a substitute may be nominated. There is no refund of registration fees after 19th September 2015. A cancellation fee of $25 applies to cancellations before this date.

When: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Where: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins St, Melbourne

Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

To register for the event, please click here.

2014-2015 forecast results and 2015-2016 outlook

A review of market forecasts for the year to 30 June 2015 and an opportunity to participate in the forecast for 2015-2016.

Professional Development

Participants will qualify for 1.5 hours of CFA Continuing Education.

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