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IMpower Incorporating FundForum
27-28 June 2023
The Grimaldi ForumMonte Carlo, Monaco

David Semaya
Executive Chairman at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management


David Semaya first visited Japan in 1978 as a student.

Currently he is executive chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management, a role he took up in May 2018.

Previously, he was executive chairman of Nikko Asset Management, a role he took up in 2014. Earlier roles included head of Wealth Management UK & Ireland at Barlcays, CEO of Europe and Asia (Ex-Japan) at BGI (now BlackRock), president and CEO at BGI Japan, and president at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in Japan.

Agenda Sessions

  • Building a global investment management business fit for the future: Comparing what it looks like to stay relevant for next generation customers across active and passive investments from Asia, Europe and North America?

  • Demographics and the battle of Millennial versus Boomer priorities: What happens to savings, investment and retirement in different demographics from aging Japan to those in a youth-driven cashless society?