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An Economic Overview of Japan



Start Time

11/20/2014 12:00 PM

End Time

11/20/2014 1:30 PM

Event Description

Michael A. King, CFA
Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner of TPP and member of the Investment Committee

Mr. King first set foot in Japan in 1987 when he served as a missionary in Hokkaido for two years before returning to the United States to complete his undergraduate degree in Business (BS) from Brigham Young University in 1992. Following graduation he worked as a legal, compliance and settlement analyst for Morgan Stanley in Japan for three years before enrolling at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business to major in Finance.

Mr. King joined Thomas White International as a Japanese equity analyst while he was earning his MBA at the University of Chicago and continued to work there after graduation in 1997. In order to have the opportunity to engage with Japanese management more frequently, Mr. King moved to Liberty Wanger Asset Management to cover the Japanese small/mid-cap equity market. While working for the Acorn Funds and managing over $600 million, Mr. King developed a strong expertise in running Japanese small-cap equity portfolios and emerged as one of the premier Japan portfolio managers by displaying a strong ability to discover unloved and undervalued smaller-cap Japanese securities and to help companies identify their core strengths and areas for improvement. Over the course of his frequent visits to Japan, Mr. King met with the
senior management teams of hundreds of small and mid-cap companies and was able to glean valuable insights
into Japanese corporate culture and the competitive landscape in Japan. Mr. King was also able to establish
relationships with senior management of many Japanese corporations.

Mr. King speaks and reads Japanese fluently and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Brian K. Heywood
Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of TPP and member of the Investment Committee

Mr. Heywood graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with an honors degree in East Asian Studies. Prior to graduation he spent three years living in Japan as a missionary and as a student. After graduation, he joined JD Power and Associates ("JDPA") and aided in the establishment of the Japanese and Asian operations of JDPA and the development of the JDPA business model in Asia. Mr. Heywood served on the board of directors of JD Power Asia and JD Power Korea where he had the opportunity to interact with the board of directors and management of nearly every automotive company in the world as well as hundreds of Japanese chief executive officers and other senior management officials. His interaction was directed at supporting management in driving internal change. In 1997, he joined a British firm, Belron International, as Director of Business Development and Operations for nine Asian countries, including Japan and India. During his two years with Belron, he lived in Singapore before returning to Japan in 1999 to join Citibank as Vice President and Head of Sales for its 22 retail branches.

Mr. Heywood has years of experience interacting with board members of large Japanese corporations and extensive experience working with management teams of Japanese corporations. He has a strong network of contacts and a deep understanding of Japanese corporate procedures. Mr. Heywood speaks and reads Japanese fluently.

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Education Topic






Event Country

United States

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Location Info

CalPERS, 400 Q Street, Room 2823, Sacramento, CA


Michael A. King, CFA, Brian K. Heywood

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