Message from the President & CEO

Message from Our President & CEO

Ever since our foundation in 1918 as Kawashimaya Shoten, SMBC Nikko has over the past 100 years been supported by many clients and we have grown together with our clients.
Since October 2009 when we joined the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, we have been redoubling our efforts to further improve our ability to assist our clients, both individuals and corporates, and to enhance our capabilities as an integrated securities company.

The environment surrounding our clients, society overall and our firm is changing dramatically. Japan is said to enter the era of the 100-year life and all over the world, politics and economies are being presented with various challenges such as a backlash against globalization as well as fundamental structural changes. Also, the advancement of technology and digitization is bringing about big changes to people’s lifestyles.

In these transformational times, our vision remains to grow with our clients and be their trusted advisor. “Share the Future” is our brand slogan and we will continue providing convenient, customer-oriented transaction channels and high-quality products and services.
We connect via the capital markets companies seeking sustainable growth with investors looking for companies’ growth, and facilitate the efficient and productive flow of capital, thereby contributing to the realization of fulfilled livelihoods and a prosperous society; this is our social mission as an integrated securities company.

Since our establishment, we have treasured our founder’s spirit – “co-existence and co-prosperity with clients” and “being kind and honest” – which is guiding our employees as they engage with the capital markets, at times a source of great risks, in pursuit of maintaining and building a trusting relationship with our clients and society.

As a firm of financial professionals, we will strive to act in the best interest of our clients by leveraging our experience of managing a diversity of risks and delivering innovative financial services.

In closing, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to our clients for choosing SMBC Nikko.

Yuichiro Kondo
President & CEO