JPX Monthly Headlines

JPX group companies undertake various initiatives and disseminate information with the aim of providing the most attractive markets to all users.
Every month, we showcase the highlights of these efforts in short and concise summaries just for you.


Sep. 3: Symposium to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of Equity Index Futures

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the equity index futures market in Japan. In September 1988, Osaka Securities Exchange (current OSE) and TSE launched Nikkei 225 Futures and TOPIX Futures, respectively. To celebrate the anniversary, JPX and Nikkei held a symposium in Tokyo.
Experts in various fields, including CME Group Chairman Emeritus Leo Melamed and BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, spoke at the symposium. They reviewed the history of the futures markets and also spoke about and discussed what role the futures trading has to play in the financial and capital markets and what challenges should be addressed to contribute to boosting international competitiveness and the Japanese economy.
We will hold other events to commemorate the anniversary both in and outside Japan.

Sep. 4: Symposium on Responsible Business Conduct and ESG Investment

JPX and Arabesque Asset Management hosted a symposium entitled "Responsible Business Conduct and ESG Investment through the Lens of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by Professor John G. Ruggie" at TSE.
The keynote speaker was Harvard Professor John G. Ruggie, and there was a diverse range of presenters from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, FSA, investment management firms, and companies making cutting-edge efforts in the field of sustainability. With an over 400-person audience, mainly from Japanese listed companies, the symposium was a great success.

Sep. 9: Progress Report of Myanmar's Capital Market Activation Support Plan

State Minister Mr. Takao Ochi and representatives from JPX and Daiwa Securities Group had a meeting with Mr. Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance of Myanmar, and submitted the Progress Report of Myanmar Capital Market Activation Support Plan 'LIST (Listing+ Investment Strategy and Timeline) for Myanmar's Future (Myanmar LIST)', which was presented in January 2018.
JPX will continue to offer support in further advancing development of Myanmar's capital market.

Sep. 9: Support for YSX EXPO 2018 in Myanmar

Building on its continued involvement in Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), JPX offered guidance and support with YSX EXPO 2018, an event directed at investors in Myanmar.
Leveraging its ample experience in hosting IR events in Japan, JPX offered support to YSX from the planning through to venue management stages.
Approximately 1,000 participants attended the event and were able to gain deeper knowledge of securities investments.

Sep. 25: Development of New ESG Index: S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

TSE has been promoting social sustainability initiatives on several fronts; and, now, TSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC have jointly developed the "S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index".
The index is designed to control the deviation from TOPIX and to more highly weight companies that have lower levels of carbon emissions per unit of sales and those that have sufficiently disclosed their environmental information. Thus, the index aims to encourage efforts for environmental initiatives and the disclosure of environmental information throughout the entire securities market.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index was selected as one of the benchmark indices among the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)'s Global Environmental Stock Indices. TSE will work on further promoting this index.