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Jesper Koll

CEO, Wisdom Tree Japan KK
Mr. Koll has been researching and investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. Before joining JP Morgan in December 2009, he was the president and CEO of Tantallon Research Japan KK, a Tokyo-based investment advisory firm he set up in June 2007. For eight years, he served as the chief economist of Merrill Lynch Japan, and before that he was a managing director at The Tiger Fund and the chief economist for JP Morgan in Tokyo.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Koll has been consistently ranked as one of the top Japan strategists/economists. His analyses and insights have earned him a spot on several Japanese government advisory committees. He has written two books in Japanese, Towards a New Japanese Golden Age and The End of Heisei Deflation. He is also one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.

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 Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific.
Global Japan
OCT 24, 2017

Japan’s Economic Prosperity and Stability: A Role Model?

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump uncovered deep social divisions throughout Europe and the USA. Populist nationalism is trumping…

Global Japan
SEP 18, 2014

Talking (or Not Talking) about the Hard Issues of Fiscal Sustainability

Richard Solomon from Beacon Reports covered G1 Global Conference 2014. Here’s how two resident experts on Japan’s economy responded to the tax hike conundrum when asked “Is Abenomics in trouble?”

Global Japan
DEC 3, 2013

Monetary Policy of Abenomics: Overview and Impact

By Shawn D. Baldwin, Jesper Koll, Oki Matsumoto, Thierry Porté and Hiromichi Mizuno. < Session Title > G1 Global Conference 2013 Breakout Panel…

Global Japan
DEC 21, 2012

The Bullish Case for Japan in 2013 & Beyond 2/2

Japan is better than her reputation. Indeed, in 2013/14, Japan’s economy could well become a major source of positive surprise – both in terms of internal demand dynamics and external competitive power. What exactly is Japan’s strength and what does it take to unleash it? When will deflation end? How can policy makers push a pro-growth agenda, and why have they failed to do so? What is Japan’s role & competitive edge in an increasingly uncertain world? Where exactly are the growth opportunities and how can you and your future business prosper from them? Mr. Jesper Koll, the Japan Director of Research at JP Morgan, tackled this subject at GLOBIS Professional Seminar.

Global Japan
DEC 20, 2012

The Bullish Case for Japan in 2013 & Beyond 1/2

Japan is better than her reputation. Indeed, in 2013/14, Japan’s economy could well become a major source of positive surprise – both in terms of internal demand dynamics and external competitive power. What exactly is Japan’s strength and what does it take to unleash it? When will deflation end? How can policy makers push a pro-growth agenda, and why have they failed to do so? What is Japan’s role & competitive edge in an increasingly uncertain world? Where exactly are the growth opportunities and how can you and your future business prosper from them? Mr. Jesper Koll, the Japan Director of Research at JP Morgan, tackled this subject at GLOBIS Professional Seminar.

Global Japan
DEC 9, 2011

Fiscal Crises in Advanced Economies 2/2

What is the implication of the mounting debt of Japan and Europe? What can Europe and the world do to…

Global Japan
DEC 7, 2011

Fiscal Crises in Advanced Economies 1/2

What is the implication of the mounting debt of Japan and Europe? What can Europe and the world do to…