BEST ARTICLES FOR 2020 ANNOUNCED BY SAAJ

29 October 2020

The following are the best articles announced by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (SAAJ) for 2020:

1. Network Structure in ESG Ratings Suggests New Corporate Strategies:
Evolving AI Technology to Quantify Qualitative Data
- Yukihiro Aiba / Takeshi Ito / Yohei Ibe
The authors developed a quantitative model to predict a company’s ESG ratings assigned by FTSE and MSCI, by systematically collecting corporate disclosure reports and processing them using AI technology. The model identifies quantitatively the areas that each company should strategically prioritize and the information it should disclose with regard to ESG. To read this article, click here

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New ACIIA Council Members elected

27 June 2020

At the online ACIIA Annual General Meeting held on 23 June 2020, the following representatives were elected to its Council:

  • Dr. Yasuhiro Maehara (SAAJ Japan), Chairman
  • Dr. Andreas Jacobs (SFAA Switzerland), Deputy Chairman
  • Mr. Klaus Beinke (DVFA Germany) - New
  • Mr. Hans Buysse (EFFAS Europe)
  • Dr. Douglas Elespe (IAEF Argentina)
  • Dr. Jesús López Zaballos (IEAF Spain)
  • Ms. Pascale Mourvillier (SFAF France)
  • Ms. Shen Yi (SAC China)
  • Ms. Maria Alessandra Zunino de Pignier (AIAF Italy) - New

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ACIIA Council Meeting / Annual General Meeting held Online

23 June 2020

ACIIA held its online Council Meeting / Annual General Meeting on 23 June 2020 with 19 attendees. After the Securities Association of China (SAC) was forced to cancel their plan to host the physical meeting in Beijing, China, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF) stepped forward and offered to host the meeting in Paris, France. However, the physical meeting was cancelled yet again as the outbreak became a pandemic, and most of Europe and the world were forced to go into lockdowns to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

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DAVIDE GRIGNANI NEW CHAIRMAN OF AIAF

Milan, March 30, 2020 - Davide Grignani is the new Chairman of AIAF, the Italian Association for Financial Analysis, which brings together all those who practice this profession in Italy. His assignment will last four years.

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IASB CHAIRMAN VISITED SAAJ ON 4 FEBRUARY 2020

Mr. Hans Hoogervorst, IASB Chairman, visited the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (SAAJ) in Tokyo on 4 February 2020.

He and Dr. Yasuhiro Maehara, CEO of SAAJ, exchanged views on various matters related to the development of IFRS Standards.

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