AIMA Webinar: Japan High-Speed Trading


On December 27, 2017, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) adopted the amendments to its rules to introduce the new regulations on high-speed trading activities. Most importantly, the new regulation requires a firm or individual, when conducting certain high-speed trading activities, to be registered with the Japanese regulator and comply with certain continuing obligations and conduct regulations. In this regard, the FSA also provided its views in response to the comments submitted by the public prior to issuing the final regulations.

In this webinar, AIMA staff and members of our Japan High Frequency Trading Working Group will provide an update on AIMA’s engagement with the FSA, review the new regulations and discuss the practical implications for managers as well as offer a comparative analysis of the new regulations against similar regimes outside Japan.

AIMA Webinar - Japan High-Speed Trading (22 Feb 2018)



Raymond Kahn, Partner, Tax, PwC Japan

Matthew Hassan, Head of Platform Sales, Nomura

Matt Hassan is the Head of Platform Sales for Nomura Securities in Japan. Prior to his role at Nomura, Matt was in the low latency space at Lehman Brothers Japan where he solidified the client coverage offering. Following the bankruptcy of Lehman, Matt was instrumental in moving clients to Nomura and was key in expanding the electronic offering at the firm.

In his 15 plus years of industry experience, Matt has held a variety of senior positions within the electronic trading world both in the US and Asia. With extensive contacts throughout the broker and hedge fund community, execution venues, technology and service vendors, Matt is regularly sought out as a thought leader in the electronic execution space.

Yuki Sako, Associate, K&L Gates LLP

Oliver Robinson, Associate Director, Markets Regulation, AIMA



Kher Sheng Lee, Managing Director, Co-Head of APAC and Deputy Global Head of Government Affairs, AIMA


Please note there may be limits on attendees per firm.