Research (In–depth Investment Information)

Research (In–depth Investment Information)

Offering timely in-depth survey analysis and research by industry-leading experts to support clients' asset management

Our research team of top-class analysts, strategists and economists examines, analyzes, and evaluates trends across Japanese and overseas industries, listed companies, Japanese and overseas business conditions, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, credit, and other factors from various angles.

We use these research findings to better serve clients whether in the form of forecasts and investment strategies useful in conducting asset management, or to create reports, conduct meetings with institutional investors or host seminars, as well as investor and media-related events.

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Year after year, we continue to be recognized as the top research house in Japan for both equities and fixed income.

Mizuho Financial Group ranked 2nd in the 2020 Equity Analyst Rankings announced by Nikkei Veritas, with our analysts ranking 1st in 9 out of 32 categories—the most of any company in the industry.
Institutional Investor magazine reported, in the 2020 Nikkei Veritas Annual Survey on the Most Popular Bond/ Forex Analyst/Economist, that Mizuho Financial Group ranked 2nd by company and 1st in two out of five categories.

We continue to make efforts to further improve our global research capabilities.

  • Voted #2 in the 32nd Annual Survey on Most Popular Equity Analyst (Overall Company Ranking) of Nikkei Veritas
  • Voted #1 in 9 (most in the industry) out of 32 categories in the 32nd Annual Survey on Most Popular Analyst by Nikkei Veritas
  • Voted #2 in Nikkei Veritas 25th Annual Survey on Most Popular Bond/ Forex Analyst/Economist by company/group

Research Business

Mizuho Securities understands the needs of institutional investors both in Japan and overseas, and therefore is currently developing an even stronger research team across the Pan-Asian region, including Japan.

Our equity research team, which comprises top class investment strategists and sector analysts, addresses the entire range of information needs by providing evaluations of industry trends and individual companies, by developing equity investment strategies and by performing quantitative analysis.

The fixed income research team, which includes some of Japan’s foremost economists and analysts, provides Japan and international economic, interest rate and forex forecasts, 
analyzes the credit of issuing corporations, analyzes overseas financial institutions, evaluates the impact of foreign and Japanese monetary policy, and proposes fixed income investment strategies.

The team also works closely with economists throughout our overseas operations, and issues global macro reports seen throughout the world. The team is also spurring the  use of digital innovation by leveraging AI to enhance research.

Seminars and Investor Events

Institutional Investors

Mizuho Securities holds seminars and investor events aimed at various institutional investors, both large and small.

Held every September in Tokyo, the Mizuho Investment Conference is the largest of these events and consists of a series of one-on-one meetings between companies and  investors, as well as workshops focusing on key topics. From 2020, the Japan Alpha Conference will be held each September in Tokyo.

Last year’s event (FY19) was successfully held with approximately 1,000 institutional investors as well as some 350 companies in attendance from Japan and overseas.

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