A wealth of research, execution and corporate access solutions

SMBC Group provides market leading services in Japanese equity and equity-linked products to investors across the globe. Backed by our well-established investment banking and securities business in Japan.

Our equities team in London features some of the most experienced and well-accomplished professionals in the Japanese market, many of whom have lived and worked in Japan. This depth of experience and knowledge of the local market ensures the consistent achievement of our clients’ Japan investment needs.

Trading, execution and analytics

The equity execution team manages and oversees the fulfilment of clients’ orders in local Japanese markets. With the help of our 40-strong trading team in Tokyo, we provide a range of trading, execution and analytics solutions which cater to simple or sophisticated requirements. The team benefits from some of the best relationships in corporate Japan and combined with our electronic and high-touch trading services, provides our clients with deep access to liquidity for some of the highest crossing results in the market.


The equity research team covers a wide range of Japanese companies, with more than 30 published sector analysts, economists, technical and quantitative analysts and strategists providing written research on over 500 institutions. Many of our analysts are highly ranked in Institutional Investor and Nikkei Veritas surveys. Furthermore, our corporate access team help investors to connect with corporate management and consistently organises highly sought-after opportunities to meet with a continuous pipeline of Japanese institutions.