Ken Hokugo

Director, Head of Corporate Governance
Director, Hedge Fund Investments
Pension Fund Association

Ken Hokugo is Director and Head of Corporate Governance at the Pension Fund Association, which is one of the largest public pension funds in Japan, having approximately USD110 billion equivalent in assets under management.  He often speaks at conferences and seminars overseas about corporate governance in Japan.  Prior to joining the PFA, he worked at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s (“Sumitomo”) Tokyo Head Office, responsible for designing and implementing the strategy for its global asset management business. From 1995 to 2010, he was an executive at Sumitomo’s New York Office, where he mainly worked on special projects, ranging from the bank’s own M&A transactions and major business alliances to research regarding new businesses and asset classes, directly assigned by the office of the CEO. He later took on various portfolio management initiatives to monitor and safeguard shareholder value as the CFO of Sumitomo’s Americas Division.  Today, he also is Director, Co-Head, Hedge Fund Investments at the PFA, responsible for its USD5 billion hedge fund portfolio.  Mr. Hokugo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Keio University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.