About Us

Phillip Securities Japan Ltd. first appeared in Japan when its predecessor, a local Japanese securities brokerage house, became part of the Phillip Capital Group in Singapore in 2002. Electronic Trading Services were launched for corporate customers in 2015.

With our team of driven and experienced professionals, we have built up a platform that can flexibly serve the current needs of proprietary trading firms, hedge funds and other institutional clients around the world for Japanese equities and futures.

Awards

Phillip Securities Japan was awarded for being one of the Top 5 Brokers contributing to Trading Volume on the TOCOM Exchange in 2016 (for 2015), 2017 (for 2016) and 2018 (for 2017).


Products & Services

The Electronic Trading Team at Phillip Securities Japan offers Japanese and overseas companies the ability to trade on three domestic exchanges: Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), Osaka Stock Exchange (OSE), and Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM).

On top of market access, we offer the following trading tools/services:

  • Equities Margin Trading (Video Intro)
  • Equities Execution Algorithms
  • Futures Execution Algorithms
  • Futures Dark Pool
  • ETF Creation and Redemption
  • Custodian Proxy Services (for Foreign Entities)

Supported Trading Platforms/ISVs
For Equity Trading:Bloomberg EMSX and TORA
For Futures Trading:CQG, TT, E-Sunny, Bloomberg EMSX, TORA
Other Connectivity Options

FIX or API connectivity from proprietary trading platforms etc. is possible.

Settlement Options

We offer flexible settlement options for all of our markets including give-up to Prime Brokers.

Low-Latency Options

For latency sensitive customers who want to connect directly to the exchanges rather than through an ISV, we can offer proximity and colocation services.

For any questions concerning our services, please contact us.


Opening an Account

We accept account opening applications from most jurisdictions around the world including Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, and the Cayman Islands*.

Account Opening Requirements
Corporate AccountNecessary Documents
Registered Company in JapanPlease refer to our Japanese page.
Registered Company Outside of Japan**
  1. FATCA Form (fw8imy/fw8bene/w-9)
  2. Audited Financial Statements
  3. Identification of (1) Primary Contact Person and (2) Authorized Trader(s)
  4. Business Registration Certificate
  5. Copy of Articles of Incorporation
  6. Copy of any Licenses or Registration with local financial regulatory authorities (for registered broker-dealers or investment management firms).

* We do not accept applications from Mainland China or select tax haven countries such as Cyprus.
** Additional document(s) may be required for compliance purposes


Corporate Profile

Corporate Details
Name:Phillip Securities Japan, Ltd.
Established:1944
Licenses:
  • Financial Instruments Business Operator under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan
    (Director of Kanto Local Finance Bureau No. 127)
  • Commodity Futures Broker
    (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) 20180404 Commerce No. 1
    Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Directive 30, Food Industry Affairs Bureau No. 412)
  • Membership:
    Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA)
    The Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ)
    The Commodity Futures Association of Japan (CFAJ)
Exchange Membership:TSE, OSE and TOCOM (inc. Grain market)
President & CEO:Hitoshi Shimoyama
Shareholder:Phillip Brokerage Pte Ltd
Description of Business: Japanese Equities Brokerage and Custody, Japanese Index Futures and Commodity Futures Brokerage, FX Brokerage and Dealing, Corporate Finance (Tokyo Pro Market J-Advisor, TOB Administrations etc.)

Our Team

Ercan Serdar ArmutcuHead of Electronic Trading Team

Ercan Serdar Armutcu has been a professional working in the Asset Management and Electronic Trading space since the mid 90s. In his present role at Phillip, Mr Armutcu is responsible for leading the Electronic Team. Previously , Mr Armutcu was Head of Electronic Trading Analytics and Algo Product development at Mizuho Securities in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to coming to Japan, he has held various roles in Australia at Credit Suisse, ITG, State Street Global Advisors. Mr Armutcu holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science with Honors specializing in Optimization Methods from the University of New South Wales.

Nobuo WazakiHead of Electronic Sales Trading

Nobu currently heads up the electronic sales trading team and brings a wealth of experience from his long career in electronic trading teams in the Japanese securities industry, including companies such as Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. He is a veteran in the Japanese Equities market. He has degrees from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo in Business Administration and English Literature. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time in his second home in Hawaii.

Shigeru OhyaElectronic Sales Trader

Shigeru currently contributes to the team as a sales trader on the electronic trading team and brings a wealth of knowledge of futures trading from past experience at Interactive Brokers, Trading Technologies, and working for a domestic commodities brokerage. He holds a Masters of Financial Analysis from LaTrobe University in Australia and a Bachelors from Meiji University.

Takeru SonokawaSales and Business Development

As the longest serving member of the team, Takeru is currently working with financial institutions for direct and agency sales of Japanese and foreign equities etc. He is also engaged in Asian equity portfolio advisory services to domestic fund managers. Before joining Phillip, he worked in sales and corporate strategy for other domestic and foreign securities companies in Japan. He holds a Masters degree in Business Law from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.

Lisa IwayaHead of Marketing and Client Onboarding

At Phillip Japan, Lisa is currently engaged in client onboarding, vendor relationship management, marketing, and other business development. Before joining the Team, Lisa worked 4+ years in a front-facing role at an international commodities brokerage firm and 2 years in back office finance and accounting support roles in sell-side and buy-side companies in Tokyo. She holds Bachelors Degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Washington in Seattle. In her spare time, she enjoys curling up with a book, taking long runs, surfing and snowboarding.

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