The Company was founded in 1918 and celebrated its centennial in 2018. We are grateful to be able to reach such a milestone in this auspicious year, and would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you for your patronage and support.
Founder Yahachi Aizawa has worked tirelessly to revive the securities industry in postwar Japan. The Company has always considered customer satisfaction as top priority, continually taking up new challenges and pursuing reform in meeting the needs of the times. Initiatives in Asian stocks are ahead of the competition and the Company has been accredited as an "organization supporting business management reforms" for the first time as a financial instruments business operator. In recent years, all officers and employees are committed to challenge industry common sense, such as collaborating with universities and regional financial institutions, and to provide unprecedented value to customers.
Currently, the Company's long-term vision is to handle "beyond the retail Securities Company" as a pioneer securities company setting it apart from other conventional securities firms. The Company offers a variety of solution services including inheritance and business support as well as asset management. In addition, the Company is undertaking various initiatives aimed at regional revitalization. We delight in seeing each and every client satisfied with high hopes, and believe that a relationship of trust shall be born with the customer in the true sense.
The Company has been expanding the handling of Asian stocks since it started handling stocks in the three markets of Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea in 2000 and at present, the number of markets and issues handled in Asia are one of the largest in the industry. The Company has greatly expanded the options for investing in securities while, at the same time, striving to enhance the convenience of investing in Asian stocks. “Thinking Asian stocks, think Aizawa Securities” is how we are perceived externally, however we are not resting on our laurels and aim to further improve services.
We hope for the continued support from all of our clients and stakeholders as the Company continues to expand its business.