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Corporate History
Year Event
1902
  • Commenced operations as Fujimoto Bill Broker
Fujimoto Bill Broker Bank office
Fujimoto Bill Broker Bank
1906
  • Fujimoto Bill Broker converted to a stock corporation
1907
  • Fujimoto Bill Broker changed its corporate name to Fujimoto Bill Broker Bank
1933
  • Fujimoto Bill Broker Bank changed its corporate name to Fujimoto Bill Broker Securities Co. Ltd.
1942
  • Fujimoto Bill Broker Securities Co. Ltd. changed its corporate name to Fujimoto Securities Co. Ltd.
1943
  • Established Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. by the merger of Fujimoto Securities Co. Ltd. and Nippon Trust Bank
1948
  • Registered as securities firm based on the Securities and Exchange Law
1949
  • Became a member of the Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya Stock Exchanges
1956
  • Relocated main office to Gofukubashi Building
Completion of Gofukubashi building
Gofukubashi Building
1959
  • Established representative office in New York
  • Established Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.
1961
  • Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya Stock Exchanges
Transaction scenery
Transaction scenery
1964
  • Established representative office in London
  • Established local subsidiary in New York
1968
  • Granted license from the Ministry of Finance to operate as an integrated securities firm
1969
  • Launched nationwide online operation system
IBM-1050 Terminal
IBM-1050 Terminal
1970
  • Became underwriting manager for the first yen dominated bond issuance of Asia Development Bank
  • Established local subsidiary in Hong Kong
  • Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya Exchanges
1971
  • Became lead manager for the world's first Asian dollar bond (Development Bank of Singapore)
1972
  • Established local subsidiary in Singapore
1977
  • Issued first Euro/Yen Bond (European Investment Bank)
1981
  • Established local subsidiary in London
1985
  • Became lead manager for the first yen denominated bond issuance in the U.S. market
1986
  • Launched home-trading services
1989
  • Became a registered member of the Finance Future Exchange
  • Established Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.
1990
  • Listed on seven stock exchanges in Europe
1992
  • Started sales of Daiwa MMF
1995
  • Became the first listed company in Japan to conduct buy back of shares after the amendment of the Commercial Law
  • Established local subsidiary in Philippines
1996
  • Launched online brokerage service
1997
  • Introduced stock options system
1998
  • Finalized final agreement with the Sumitomo Bank Ltd. on setting up a joint venture company
1999
  • Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. became the first listed company in Japan to move to a holding company structure and changed its corporate name to Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
  • Established Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. and Daiwa SB Investments Ltd.
  • Commenced opetarions as Daiwa Securities SB Capital Markets Co. Ltd.
  • Established local subsidiary in Taiwan
2001
  • Daiwa Securities SB Capital Markets Co. Ltd. changed its corporate name to Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd.
Implementation of PC to front desks
Implementation of PC to front desks
2003
  • Daiwa Securities launched 2 types of services, "Daiwa Consulting Course" and "Daiwa Direct Course"
2004
  • Transited to a Committee System
  • Introduced interim dividend system
  • Established Daiwa SMBC-SSC Securities Co. Ltd.
2007
  • Daiwa Securities Group relocated main office to GranTokyo North Tower
  • Established local subsidiary in Mumbai
GranTokyo North Tower
GranTokyo North Tower
2008
  • Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. split to Daiwa Institute of Research Holdings Ltd., Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd., and Daiwa Institute of Research Business Innovation Ltd.
2009
  • Acquired Close Brothers Corporate Finance (Holdings) Ltd.
  • Acquired J-REIT management company, Daiwa Real Estate Asset Management Co. Ltd., formerly known as K.K. daVinci Select
  • Daiwa Securities Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group decided to dissolve the joint venture in wholesale business
2010
  • Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd. changed its corporate name to Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Co. Ltd.
2011
  • Commenced Daiwa Next Bank, Ltd.
2012
  • Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. merged with Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Co. Ltd.
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