What We Do

We know you⁠—the depth of what each client really needs

Our promise is that we will learn your unique business needs—in depth—and tailor solutions specifically for those needs, intent on helping you grow and prosper. Backed by trillions of dollars in assets, we provide solutions that fit and ideas that anticipate the needs of our clients in the Americas, Asia, and around the world. We are expanding our franchise to provide even more comprehensive solutions to help our clients achieve their financial goals.


Deeper understanding leads to better outcomes

We value partnerships and build relationships that last. The collaborative nature of our people and their determination to deliver for you—our clients—has been a pivotal part of our success. We believe that stability is strength and growth is exponential when we guide our clients to inventive ideas that help create value and mitigate risk.

Put your trust in a proven performer

  • $1.95
    trillion in total assets
  • 150+
    offices across 40 countries
  • 14.33%
    tier one capital ratio


Your own team of experts

As an extension of our clients’ business, we are allies with deep and expanding specialized expertise. We focus that expertise to build meaningful client relationships based on respect and insights that enable clients to avoid pitfalls and prosper. Our team of market and industry experts is on board to stay on top of trends and help achieve clients’ aspirations.

  • Industry Coverage

    We leverage sector knowledge, industry expertise, and a broad global network to navigate complex business needs.

  • Japanese and Asian Corporate Banking Coverage

    With long-standing Japanese and Asian corporation relationships, we find solutions for their financing needs in the Americas and around the globe.

  • Sponsor Coverage

    Globally, we finance leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations with our comprehensive debt and capital markets support and competitive leveraged finance solutions.

  • Regional Coverage

    We navigate regional complexities and regulations through our offices and affiliates in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the U.S.

  • Debt Capital Markets

    Get expert advice on using leverage for growth, acquisitions, and restructuring existing debt.

  • Equity Capital Markets

    Our advisors can assist with public and private equity funding from origination to execution.

  • Loan Capital Markets

    With us you get a one-stop loan market platform and a team versed in the global dynamics of changing market conditions.

  • Structured Debt

    We offer financing options to give institutional and corporate clients access to working capital while managing risk.

  • Advisory Solutions

    Improve competitive positioning and drive growth with our partnership, advice, and strategic solutions that solve complex business challenges.

  • Derivatives

    We offer an array of solutions that allow you to achieve responsible growth while lowering exposure to risk.


Raise capital and invest across assets with confidence

Each business has unique goals, and no two paths are the same. Our advisors tailor investment solutions that meet short-term needs while remaining focused on long-term plans. We help our clients identify investment opportunities, generate returns, manage risk, and strategize for expansion.

  • Equity Sales and Trading

    For institutional clients focused on trading equity products, we deliver strong investment returns with a range of strategies and styles.

  • Fixed Income Sales and Trading

    We assist investors in managing daily cash and long-term investments by identifying market opportunities and developing strategies that meet the current market environment.

  • Loan Sales and Trading

    Investor relationships run deep on our team and serve clients with access to liquidity and market knowledge.


Manage cash flow securely and efficiently

SMBC offers end-to-end solutions for payment processes and cash management needs. Our experts combine industry insights with technology to streamline your day-to-day operations and achieve your financial goals—all while mitigating risk.

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Access advanced analysis and smart strategies

Our analysts, economists, and strategists create timely, in-depth analyses of companies, industries, markets and economies. We analyze and research macroeconomic trends and international affairs from an original point of view, publish research, study results, and provide policy recommendations based on them.

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Market Commentary

Insights into the world and markets

With top economists, analysts, and strategists as key members of our team, coupled with our company’s global footprint, we are on top of the ever-changing dynamics of markets, geopolitical implications, and regulations that affect our clients.

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