Message from the President & CEO

Message from Our President & CEO

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to clients.

Ever since its establishment in 1918 as Kawashimaya Shoten, we have interacted with valued clients and have grown steadily.
Having joined the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group in October 2009, we have been preparing structure with an aim to “Becoming ‘a No.1 full-line securities company in Japan’ that provides high quality services on global basis”. Moreover, we decided that the goal of the three-year Medium-Term Management Plan started in April 2017 is “Secure a position to aim for becoming No.1 in Japan”. Thus we are making efforts to expand and deepen businesses furthermore, and to fulfill various needs of clients so that we can be a securities company chosen by clients.

SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. celebrated its centenary on July 7, 2018.
The 100th anniversary is a great milestone, and this is the year to take the first step for the next 100 years.
On January 1, 2018, the start of this momentous year, SMBC Nikko Securities was merged with SMBC Friend Securities Co., Ltd., another SMBC Group securities company that had grown together with SMBC Nikko Securities.

Executives and employees of SMBC Nikko Securities including employees of SMBC Friend Securities Inc., who were joined recently, and, the whole SMFG will “Share” client expectations and always sincerely think of “the Future” of clients in order to provide new values to clients.

We look forward to continued relationship with our clients.

Yoshihiko Shimizu
President & CEO