Message from the President & CEO

Message from Our President & CEO

Our company traces its roots back to 1918, and in the century-plus since then, we have grown and evolved thanks to the support of our various clients and stakeholders. Since becoming part of the SMBC Group in October 2009, we have dedicated ourselves to enhancing the quality and range of services we offer as a full-line broker, and have tapped into the capabilities of the wider corporate group to ensure we are the best possible partner for our clients.

Demand for asset management is on the rise in Japan, and we are working to make it a central focus of our business model, to secure our place as the go-to securities broker for customers. At the same time, our focus is on strengthening our global operations, including cross-border M&A and overseas financing, and developing a lineup of global top-class products.

Sound markets are vital to enriching lives and the community, and facilitating this is our mission. Our task is to connect companies pursuing sustainable growth with investors in search of opportunities, so that capital markets benefit society as a whole.

We are committed to upholding free and fair capital markets open to a diversity of participants. As financial services professionals, we take great pride in our ability to create value for our clients in new and innovative ways, while maintaining the utmost integrity.

To our clients, thank you for your continued support, and to those we have yet to work with, we sincerely hope to do so in the future.

Warmest regards,
Shuji Yoshioka
President and Chief Executive Officer