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  • Nishimura & Asahi Seminars

N&A Legal Forum

Fund Management in Japan and Singapore

March 13, 2024 3:00 pm - 5:40 pm (Doors open at 2:30 pm) Application period : February 14, 2024 ~ March 8, 2024 12:00 am (JST)
Sunrise Hall, Otemon Tower 10th Floor, Nishimura & Asahi

In partnership with PhillipCapital, Ascent Fund Services (Japan), Bayfront Law, and Nishimura & Asahi are assembling esteemed experts to share comprehensive insights into Japan and Singapore's fund management landscape. 

The assets under management in Singapore continue to rise over the years from S$3.3 trillion in 2017 to S$4.9 trillion in 2022 (an increase of 48.5% over five years).  The VCC framework has brought much excitement to the fund industry as more and more fund managers express keen interest in using the VCC structure in Singapore.

This seminar aims to:
・explore the potential of VCC as an alternative vehicle for funds to set up in Singapore
・key features of the VCC framework
・benefits of adopting the VCC structure over existing fund structures in Singapore
・requirements on fund management licensing
・fund administration service for VCC 


15:00 - 15:05 | Opening remarks by Ryan Lin - Bayfront Law
15:05 - 15:25 | Yoshiharu Kawamata - Nishimura & Asahi
15:25 - 15:45 | Jonathan Wong - Bayfront Law
15:45 - 16:00 | Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:20 | Grace Tang & Nobuo Wazaki - PhillipCapital
16:20 - 16:40 | Hideki Hashiguchi- ASCENT Fund Services (Japan)
16:40 - 16:55 | Q&A
16:55 - 17:00 | Closing remarks by Makoto Nagahori - Phillip Securities Japan, Ltd.
17:00 - 17:40 | Networking session


河俣 芳治

Yoshiharu has extensive experience in various areas of international and domestic investment fundraising, including private equity, venture capital, mezzanine, infrastructure, real estate, and commodity funds, and is regularly consulted by top-ranked US and UK law firms for advice on Japanese regulatory matters. He frequently advises financial institutions and major companies, including banks, insurance companies, and private/government pension funds on their investments in international and domestic alternative funds in a timely and flexible manner. He also worked at the New York office of a Japanese mega bank (MUFG Bank) as a secondee, and has expertise in compliance-related matters relating to financial institutions.

Grace Tang

  • Deputy Managing Director, Phillip Private Equity Singapore



  • Executive Officer and Head of the Business Solution Department, Phillip Securities Japan



  • Managing Director, ASCENT Fund Services (Japan) Limited

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