Hedge Fund University™ Going Global: Tokyo — Opening or Operating an Investment Management Office

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March 10, 2016

Going Global is a series of webinars for investment managers who are taking or have taken their business global. The presenters will discuss the key issues that investment managers need to consider when opening or operating an office in one of the world’s major financial centers. Following our successful tours of Singapore and Dubai, our next destination is Tokyo.

Please join us for Going Global: Tokyo. Our lawyers in Tokyo, the United States, and London will explore key issues in opening an office or operating in Tokyo.


  • Overview of the securities regulations relevant to asset management and fund distribution in Japan
  • Overview of capital-raising activities in Japan
  • Overview of the Article 63 exemption
  • Employment considerations for setting up a Japan presence
  • Setting up a financial instruments business operator
  • Japanese laws that apply to trading activity
  • US-Tokyo and UK-Tokyo adviser regulation

CLE credit: CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, NJ (via reciprocity), NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.