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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host "A conversation on Japan's New Golden Age: From Economic Recovery to Envy of the World" with Jesper Koll, CEO of WisdomTree Investments, October 17, in Washington, DC



"A conversation on Japan's New Golden Age: From Economic Recovery to Envy of the World" will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The event is presented by the Dean's Forum as part of its series Evolution or Revolution? Restructuring Finance for a New Global Economy.



Jesper Koll

Founding Head and CEO of WisdomTree Investments


Time and Date

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018



Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium

1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036 



The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting "Media" on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Media Contact

Nate Thompson
Johns Hopkins SAIS

+1 (202) 587-3251 office

+1 (202) 360-3039 mobile

[email protected]


About the Speaker

Jesper Koll has been investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. Over the past two decades, Jesper has been consistently ranked as one of the top Japan strategists/economists, having worked as Chief Strategist and Head of Research for major U.S. investment banks J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch.  His analysis and insights have earned him a position on several Japanese government advisory committees, including Tokyo Governor Koike's Tokyo Financial Center council. Jesper is one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives. He has written three books in Japanese and is a regular commentator in global and local media, like CNN, NHK, Nikkei etc. He was appointed CEO of U.S. Asset Manager WisdomTree Japan in 2015 and serves as senior advisor to several U.S. and Japanese multinational corporations.

About Johns Hopkins SAIS

A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.


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Monday, October 15, 2018
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