What Sets Us Apart

Equity Analyst Ranking No.2 Survey on Most Popular Bond/ForexAnalyst/Economist No.2

Bond Underwriting Business No.1 M&A Advisory Business No.2 Structured Finance Business No.1

Domestic Network Industry–Leading 259 offices as of March 31, 2019

Approx 1,200 seminars

A leading presence in financial markets

Mizuho Securities has a retail network of 259 offices* across Japan and thus holds a leading position in the domestic industry. We continue to establish joint branches with Mizuho Bank, including additional Planet Booths established inside the lobbies of Mizuho Bank branches around the country. In this way, we can deliver a comprehensive selection of Mizuho financial services at a single location. We also have a solid track record of excellence in investment banking, including bond and equity underwriting and M&A advisoryservices which consistently receive outstanding evaluations from clients. Furthermore, with a research team consisting of many industry–leading analysts, strategists and economists, we have maintained a leading position over many years in equity and bond/ forex analyst rankings conducted by some of the most prominent financial periodicals, receiving high praise from institutional investors.

*As of March 31, 2019

Equity Analyst Ranking

No.2

In the 2019 Nikkei Veritas survey on most popular equity analyst, we ranked No. 2 in rankings by company and our analysts ranked No. 1 in 9 (more than any other company in the industry) out of 31 business categories in rankings by industry.

 

Annual Rankings by Company

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Nikkei Veritas
Survey on most popular equity analyst
No.1 No.1 No.1 No.2 No.2

Survey on Most Popular Bond/Forex Analyst/Economist

No.2

In the 2019 Nikkei Veritas survey on most popular bond/forex analyst/economist, Mizuho Financial Group ranked No. 2 in rankings by company and No. 1 in 2 out of 5 business categories.

 

Annual Score Rankings by Company

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Nikkei Veritas
Survey on most popular bond/
forex analyst/economist
No.5 No.2 No.1 No.1 No.2

Bond Underwriting

Amount No.1

Total Domestic Bonds from Public Offerings

 

Total Domestic Bonds from Public Offerings(Apr. 1, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019)

Rank Company Name Amount (JPY bn) Share(%)
1 Mizuho Securities 3,718.8 21.4
2 Nomura Securities 3,295.5 19.0
3 SMBC Nikko Securities 3,145.5 18.1
4 Daiwa Securities 3,122.5 18.0
5 Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities 2,755.4 15.9

Based on underwriting amount and issuance date
Figures above include straight bonds, investment corporation bonds, FILP agency bonds, local government bonds (lead manager method only), samurai bonds, and preferred securities, and exclude corporate treasury debt.
Source: Prepared by Mizuho Securities based on data from I–N Information Systems

Equity Underwriting

Amount No.4

Total Domestic and Cross–border Equities

 

Total Domestic and Cross–border Equities(Apr. 1, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019)

Rank Company Name Amount (JPY bn) Share(%)
1 Nomura Securities 1,175.2 20.6
2 Daiwa Securities Group Inc. 906.4 15.9
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 864.7 15.2
4 Mizuho Financial Group 746.7 13.1
5 Morgan Stanley 731.4 12.8

Based on underwriting amount and issuance date
Figures above are the sum of equities from initial public offerings, equities from existing public offerings, and convertible bonds (including REITs)
Source: Prepared by Mizuho Securities based on data from Thomson Reuters Markets

M&A Advisory

Deals No.2

M&A Advisory for Announced Deals

 

M&A Advisory for Announced Deals(Apr. 1, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019)

Rank Company Name No. of deals Amount (JPY bn)
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 212 8,469.3
2 Mizuho Financial Group 166 11,096.7
3 Nomura Securities 108 11,878.3
4 Kaede Group 79 4.8
5 KPMG 76 877.5

Based on number of deals; any Japanese–related deals
Real estate deals excluded
Source: Prepared by Mizuho Securities based on data from Thomson Reuters Markets

Structured Finance Business

Deals Amount No.1

ABS Lead Manager

 

ABS Lead Manager(Apr. 1, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019)

Rank Company Name No. of deals Amount (JPY bn)
1 Mizuho Financial Group 146 1,450.7
2 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. 25 895.4
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 19 650.3
4 Morgan Stanley 18 435.1
5 Daiwa Securities Group Inc. 13 400.5

Based on deal amounts and settlement dates
Source: Prepared by Mizuho Securities based on data from Thomson Reuters Markets

IPO Lead Manager

No.3

The number of deals we have won has increased significantly since the 2013 merger*1, and for FY18 we ranked No. 3 in number of IPO lead manager deals*2.

 

IPO Lead Manager

*1 Since the merger of the former Mizuho Securities and former Mizuho Investors Securities

*2 Based on data from Capital Eye
Bookrunner basis
REITs and global offerings excluded

Taking One Mizuho to a new stage

Under the slogan "One Mizuho," Mizuho brings together multiple financial functions in terms of banking, trust banking, and securities solutions to consistently meet the diverse needs of clients.
To further enhance collaboration under the One Mizuho commitment, group companies are accelerating collective efforts to effectively leverage group–wide capabilities.

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Banking–Trust Banking–Securities integrated operations

Under the slogan "One Mizuho," we will further accelerate integrated efforts involving all Mizuho group entities thus enabling us to offer banking, trust banking, and securities services which resonate with the needs of our clients.

Planet Booths

Planet Booths
Located in the lobbies of Mizuho Bank branches, these joint branches with Mizuho Bank enable clients to access our full line of securities services.

 

Joint branches

*All figures for the number of offices are as of March 31, 2019.

Domestic Network

Industry–Leading 259 offices

Drawing on our industryleading retail network of 259 offices across Japan, we have the capacity to deliver services finely tuned to client needs. (As of March 31, 2019)

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Seminars

Approx 1,200 seminars

In FY18, we conducted approximately 1,200 seminars nationwide for individual clients, including seminars in collaboration with other group companies. We will continue to organize seminars addressing a broad range of themes to meet client needs.

Topics included

  • Domestic and overseas investment environment
  • Equities, bonds, and investment trusts
  • Fund wrap
  • Inheritance/gift and will
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