Press Release: I Know First Selected to Participate in Fintech Showroom in Tokyo, Japan

Press Release: I Know First Selected to Participate in Fintech Showroom in Tokyo, Japan

Tel Aviv, Israel, May 29th, 2018 – Location: Tokyo, Japan

I Know First was selected from over 200 + companies to be part of the fintech showroom in Tokyo, Japan on May 23rd, 2018. The showroom event, as well as a housewarming party, were hosted by JIAM (Japan International Asset Management Consortium, where I Know First presented their Algorithmic AI solutions using machine-learning algorithms. As part of the showroom event, I Know First gave a short pitch under 5 minutes followed by a deeper dive and demo if visiting client were interested. JIAM are a not-for-profit organization, which assists international asset management firms, asset management technology firms and talented financial professionals in tapping into the Japanese market. Through collaboration with Japanese government agencies (primarily the Tokyo Metropolitan Government) and industry associations, JIAM’s goal is to bolster the Japanese asset management industry and support firms and individuals associated with it.

JIAM FinTech Square (JFS) is an initiative of JIAM, promotes B2B FinTech solutions to asset management firms in Japan. They operate a showroom facility for clients to try and feel various FinTech solutions. Through collaboration with asset owners, asset managers, service providers and consulting firms, their goal is to enhance profitability and efficiency of Japanese asset management industry by leveraging advanced technological solutions, as well as help asset management industry of Japan to achieve higher investment performance and lower servicing and operational cost through upgrading their technology capabilities. The showroom is located next to Tokyo Stock Exchange.

They select asset management oriented fintech solutions that can help enhance investment return, create innovative products, improve efficiency and reduce risks for asset managers. The minimum criteria is having a proven working product with at least 1 client on board. English interface isn’t a problem. JFS invites major asset owners and asset managers in Japan to join the showroom and promote fintechs to them. If clients show interest of knowing more detail after the introduction by JFS, they will connect them directly to fintech firms. They  will have curators in the showroom to explain fintech products during a client’s visit. For each fintech firm, they will give a short pitch under 5 minutes followed by a deeper dive and demo if the client is interested. JFS will also map fintech solutions to the client’s business value chain and gather feedback. JIAM conducts several events every year, including two seasonal sponsor meetings and other educational and promotional events conducted in Japan and overseas. They welcome fintech firms to join these events too.

Below are images of the JIAM Fintech Square Showroom

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JIAM has been working with the Tokyo Metropolitan Governor, Yuriko Koike to enhance as an Asia’s leading financial center focusing around Active Asset Management and FinTech. The team has interviewed over 200 firms in NYC, Boston, SF, London, HK and SG in the past year and around 20 firms are in close touch with JIAM discussing about launching in Japan. We are currently in talk with Ren Tech, D.E. Shaw and many other prestigious funds. JIAM team has been working with government, FSA, industry associations, consulting firms, law firms and financial institutions to help these firms to come to Tokyo.

To know more about JIAM, click here for their site, and here for their Facebook.

Click here to access the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Global Financial City website

Below are images from the showroom event:
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I Know First, Ltd. is a financial technology company that provides daily investment forecasts based on an advanced, self-learning algorithm. Thus, the company’s algorithm predicts over 8,000 securities (and growing). Thus, it has capabilities to discover patterns in large sets of historical stock market data.

The underlying technology of the algorithm based itself on Artificial Intelligence. It also based itself on machine learning and incorporating elements of artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms. Moreover, the algorithm generates daily market predictions for stocks, commodities, ETF’s, interest rates, currencies, and world indices for the short, medium and long-term time horizons.

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