Message from the President & CEO

Message from Our President & CEO

Since joining the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group in October 2009, SMBC Nikko has developed its business platform with the vision to become the leading Japanese full-line securities company, providing high-quality financial products and services worldwide. Under the Mid-term Management Plan from fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2016, we have taken initiatives to expand and add greater depth to our business, addressing the three-year term as the stage for growth.

As the core securities arm of SMFG financial conglomerate, we have promoted banking-securities retail integration strategies and developed a dual-hat structure. The initiatives are to provide seamless and optimal solutions to satisfy various individual needs for asset management and corporate needs for financing.

Through the diversified asset management consulting services, we hope to push through the shift from savings to investment, and contribute to the development of the Japanese economy. As an expert in capital markets, we will further improve our solution providing capacity and the quality of our services to meet client needs.

Counting down to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2018, we would like to express our heart-felt gratitude to our clients for supporting our growth. Thanks to our clients, SMBC Nikko has expanded and improved its business successfully for a century. We will continue bringing the best solutions promptly to clients by always listening to their needs and remain as their reliable partner in securities businesses.

In April 2015, we established a new slogan, "Share the Future," which incorporates commitment to our management philosophy: "Provide higher value, based on a customer-first principle" and "Seek to be a company that grows together with our customers and inspires their supreme trust."

With this slogan firmly in our mind, we, SMBC Nikko and SMFG, will always sincerely strive to assist clients in building their "futures" and to provide them with new values and solutions.

We would be grateful for your continued support and patronage.

Yoshihiko Shimizu
President & CEO