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Jesper Koll

CEO, Wisdom Tree Japan KK
Jesper Koll has been researching and investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. On July 1, 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of WisdomTree Japan K.K. For the previous two decades Jesper served as the Managing Director of Research and Chief Strategist 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- and corporate advisory committees. Jesper is one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives. He has written two books in Japanese, Towards a New Japanese Golden Age and The End of Heisei Deflation. After arriving in Japan in 1986 Jesper initially worked as an aide to a Member of Parliament. Jesper has a Masters degree from the School of Advanced and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and was a research fellow at both Tokyo University and Kyoto University. He is a graduate of the United World College Lester B. Pearson of the Pacific.
Global Japan
DEC 19, 2018

Japan in 2030: Actions For a More Connected World

Despite the many fractures in the world today, there are opportunities for connections. How can we seize these opportunities, and…

Global Japan
NOV 20, 2018

Implementing Abenomics: Unfinished Business?

Within the first weeks after taking office in late 2012, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe implemented his two arrows of…

Global Japan
AUG 8, 2018

Global Market Analysis

What are the strengths of the Asian market?  How do economical systems compare in the West and East? Jesper Koll…

Global Japan
APR 17, 2018

Jesper Koll: Why You Should be Optimistic About Japan’s Economy

Jesper Koll, “Japan’s eternal optimist,” shares why he is positive on Japan’s economy in 2018. He is a member of the…

Global Japan
JUN 19, 2017

“Japan’s eternal optimist”: Why should we be optimistic now?

Renowned economist Jesper Koll shares why we should key an eye on Japan.

Career Success
DEC 7, 2016

[Business] A Call to Action For Private Sector Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Panelists explore ways to develop responsible leadership to confront “unthinkables” in the financial markets.

Global Japan
SEP 30, 2014

Abenomics and Japan’s Economy: Getting from Policy Enthusiasm to Sustainable Prosperity

By Brian Heywood, Florian Meyerhoefer, Ken Shibusawa and Jesper Koll. < Session Title > G1 Global Conference 2014 Breakout Session I <A > Abenomics…