Company Overview

Finatext was founded in December 2013 predominantly by graduates of the University of Tokyo, aiming to provide a next generation wealth management service. Operations are centered around the 3 main companies of Finatext, Nowcast and Smart Plus. Finatext provides retail mobile services in addition to investment related algorithms, while Nowcast (integrated August 2016) provides big data analysis services to institutional investors. Securities company Smart Plus (Establish March 2017) provides a next generation securities platform, centered around mobile devices so as to ensure that investment is possible in all situations for individual investors. Business is operated both domestically and overseas (Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, UK).

Company Name

Finatext Ltd.

Representative

Ryota Hayashi

Established

December 27, 2013

Business Areas

Development of financial services, provision of infrastructure Big data analysis

Mission

Reinvent Finance as a Service

Group Companies

Nowcast Inc.
Smart Plus Co., Ltd.
LightStream Research
Teqnological
Finatext Taiwan Ltd.
Finatext UK Ltd.
Finatext Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Leadership

Ryota Hayashi
    Ryota Hayashi
    GROUP CEO

    Tokyo University's Economics Faculty Graduate. Deutsche Bank London Global Market division Institutional Client Sales, GCI Asset Management (European Continent Japanese Product Sales Supervisor). Co-Founded Finatext in 2013.

    Yuichiro Ito
      Yuichiro Ito
      GROUP CFO & COO

      Tokyo University's Economics Faculty Graduate. Yuichiro has 6 years of experience in the Investment Banking Division of UBS leading IPOs & global M&As. 2013 to 2016, Yuichiro continuously ranked in the global top 5% in UBS.

      Masashi Toda
        Masashi Toda
        MANAGING DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

        Doctors Graduate of The University of Tokyo Faculty of Economics. Co-Founded Finatext with Ryota Hayashi in 2013. Masashi fulfilled led development of mobile apps during Finatext's infancy. Currently the Managing Director of Finatext.

        ATSUO AKAI
          ATSUO AKAI
          NOWCAST CHAIRMAN

          Law Faculty Graduate of Keio University. Completed Tokyo University EMP. After his time at Mitsubishi Bank, Ltd., Kidder Peabody & Co, he joined the NY Branch of Morgan Stanley, where he became Managing Director and Senior Advisor for the Morgan Stanley Group. Currently Distinguished Professor at Research Council of the Comprehensive Research Organization at Waseda University.

          Rob Brockington
            Rob Brockington
            UK CEO

            With 15 years experience working on the trading floor, Rob has vast experience managing complex trading execution platforms, specialising in algorithmic engines and low latency flows. Over the last 8 years, Rob has successfully run both European and Global Production tech teams across both Deutsche Bank and HSBC. Rob is currently the CEO of Finatext UK Ltd..

            Advisors

            Tsutomu Watanabe
              Tsutomu Watanabe
              Nowcast Founder / Technical Advisor

              After time at the Bank of Japan and Hitotsubashi University, in 2011 took up his current role as Professor at the Graduate School of Economics at the University of Tokyo. Also holds positions as Associate Editor of International Journal of Central Banking, Cabinet Office Economic and Fiscal Advisory Council Policy Commentator, and Canon Global Strategy Research Institute Research Director. Publicly released the University of Tokyo daily price index in Japan Society for the Promotion of Science ``Elucidation of long-term deflation``.

              Kiyohiko Nishimura
                Kiyohiko Nishimura
                Technical Advisor

                After time serving on the Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy Board including as Deputy, from 2013 has taken up his role as Professor at the Graduate School of Economics at the University of Tokyo. Also holds positions as Editor for Journal of Industry Competition and Trade, and Policy Board / Cabinet Office Statistics Committee Chairperson

                Kazuo Ueda
                  Kazuo Ueda
                  Technical Advisor

                  After serving as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of British Columbia, took up his current role as Professor at the Univeristy of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics. He served on the Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy Board from 1998 to 2005 and now also holds postion as Head of Center for Advance Research in Finance at the University of Tokyo.

                  Office Location

                  Japan

                  Finatext Ltd.
                  MLC Kojimachi Bldg.4F, 2-8, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 Japan
                  info@finatext.com
                  03-6272-5550

                  Taiwan

                  Finatext Taiwan Ltd.
                  9th Floor No. 37, Dongxing Road, Xinyi District, 110, Taipei, 106 Taiwan
                  info@finatext.tw
                  +886(0)2-2721-3625

                  United Kingdom

                  Finatext UK Ltd.
                  Eagle house 167 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V1AW
                  rob.brockington@finatext.com
                  +447971939992

                  Malaysia

                  Finatext Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
                  Murcutt, Level 28, Integra Tower, The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
                  info@finatext.my
                  +603-2775-9698