apital markets. The Transaction Business provides solutions related to domestic exchange settlement, foreign exchange, cash management, trade finance, yen correspondence settlement and yen securities custody, global custody, asset management and stock transfer agent services. For its corporate customers, the company offers various financial services and products, such as Internet banking, cash management solutions, Renminbi-denominated services and trade finance worldwide. For financial institutions and institutional investors, the company promotes custody, global custody and yen correspondence settlement, asset management and stock transfer agent services. Research & Consulting Unit The Unit, called ‘One Think-tank’, is made up of Mizuho Bank’s Industry Research Department, Mizuho Trust Bank’s Consulting Department, Mizuho Securities’ Research and Consulting Unit, Mizuho Information & Research Institute Inc., Mizuho Research Institute Ltd. and Mizuho-DL Financial Technology Co., Ltd. In addition to research and analysis on a range of topics ranging from macroeconomics to industry trends, the research function offers policies based on such research and analysis. The consulting function covers a range of topics ranging from general to specific, such as management strategy and business strategy, business management and financial strategy, human resources, pensions and pension asset management, initial public offerings and capital policy, business and asset succession, information technology and systems, environment and energy, telecommunications technology and financial engineering, etc. Business Strategies The company’s strategy includes strengthening its non-interest business model on a global basis; responding to the shift from savings to investment; strengthening its research & consulting functions; responding to FinTech; and promoting the ‘Area One MIZUHO’ strategy. Supervision and Regulation The company, Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Americas are financial holding companies (FHCs) within the meaning of the U.S. Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the BHCA), and are subject to regulation and supervision thereunder by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board). As a matter of law, these three companies are required to act as a source of financial strength to Mizuho Bank (USA) and Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. (USA). The New York branch of Mizuho Bank is subject to supervision, examination and regulation by the New York State Department of Financial Services, as well as by the Federal Reserve Board. Mizuho Bank (USA) is a state-chartered bank that is a member of the Federal Reserve System whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). As such, Mizuho Bank (USA) is subject to regulation, supervision and examination by the Federal Reserve Board and the New York State Department of Financial Services, as well as to relevant FDIC regulation. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. (USA) is a state-chartered bank and trust company that is not a member of the Federal Reserve System, but whose deposits are insured by the FDIC. As such, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. (USA) is subject to regulation, supervision and examination by the FDIC and the New York State Department of Financial Services. Competition The company’s major competitors in Japan include Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Japan Finance Corporation, Japan Post Bank, Development Bank of Japan, and Japan Bank for International Cooperation. History Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 2003 under the laws of Japan.
mizuho financial group inc (8411:Tokyo)
Phone: 81 3 5224 1111
Fax: 81 3 5224 1059www.mizuho-fg.co.jp
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