Emerging Manager Program
The Emerging Managers Program (EMP) promotes the allocation of early stage investment to emerging managers, principally across alternative assets.
FinCity.Tokyo has been actively cultivating newly established managers in Japan and promoting them to asset owners since the beginning of Tokyo's Global Financial City Initiative.
FinCity.Tokyo is a financial promotion organization with a mission for upgrading Tokyo's financial ecosystem, established April 2019. FinCity.Tokyo aims to boost the attractiveness of Tokyo's financial markets and raise its profile as a global top-class financial city, while conducting various promotional activities through private–public partnerships.
Eligible Emerging Managers
We select outstanding new managers based in Tokyo, across a range of asset classes and strategies that fit the following criteria:
- Established within 5 years (private asset managers within 10 years)
- Have an innovative, unique, and performance-winning investment strategy
Emerging Managers and Asset Owners Matching Event
The Emerging Managers and Asset Owners Matching Event provides opportunities for asset owners around the world to learn more about a select group of emerging managers from Japan. It will be organized on a quarterly basis by Visual Alpha and Fincity.Tokyo from Q1, 2024.
Global Asset Owners Survey
We interviewed a wide range of institutional asset owners (AOs) about their EM investment strategy. In 2022, close to 20 large (total AUM > US$5 trillion) overseas asset owners were surveyed, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, etc. In 2023, we have extended the survey to another about 20 prestigious institutional asset owners globally.
For this year's AO survey questions, please refer to this list.
2024 AO Survey Report
Tokyo Asset Management Forum
Tokyo Asset Management Forum (TAMF) is a half-day conference that introduces emerging asset managers and provides information related to asset management business. Every year, a variety of both domestic and overseas emerging asset managers share the stage to present their investment approach. The forum also hosts expert speakers from government agencies, international asset owners, and Japanese asset owners to share their perspectives through lectures and panel discussions.
The 2024 TAMF will be held on January 31, 2024 in Tokyo (online event available). Stay tuned!