Open Lecture on Capital Markets

On December 17, 2019, the Graduate School of International Administration (GSIA) held an open lecture entitled "A Future Prospect for Financial Sectors for Rapid Growth: Advanced economies under zero interest policies and transformation of financial markets" by Mr. Tetsu Ozaki, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nomura Asset Management, in cooperation with the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai).

Finance seems almost esoteric to laypersons. Mr.Ozaki explained the mechanism of bond markets in an easy, thought-provoking, and witty manner so that everyone in the classroom could understand. Then, he moved on to the global and timely issues, such as quantitative easing by central banks and its impacts on bond and stock markets, drastic and fundamental changes in the post-Great Recession finance, asset management techniques in these new market environments (such as risk diversification), financial investments in China, and a future of capitalism and capital markets. Among the most memorable accounts in Mr. Ozaki's 60 minutes lecture was his impassionate message"you can change the world through financing."

Following the lecture,Mr.Ozaki took an array of questions from the audience, mostly GSIA students, who just learned the dynamics of the financial world.

We are grateful to Mr. Ozaki for spending time and sharing his visions on finance and economy with our students. We are also happy to have participants from the general public.

Going forward, GSIA plans to incorporate similar open lectures into the course program. We will notify you on the GSIA website. We look forward to seeing you again!

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