I have been appointed President and CEO as of March 30, 2023. When I joined FISCO in 2000, there was growing use of the internet and it was the dawn of the online securities trading era. FISCO started its business in 1994, rolling out a finance and economics information distribution service for financial institution professionals and whenever a portal site or online securities firm launched an investment-related service, we were the first to be approached.
FISCO’s brand value can be said to be extremely high after it raised recognition among stakeholders involved in investments, such as financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors. This brand has been successful, and our corporate research reports, an IR support service for listed companies launched around 2011, have grown to a cumulative total of about 600 companies that we have done business with. We have newly established an investment banking department to provide listed companies with even higher added-value services.
We will also work to increase FISCO’s corporate value through the expansion of the crypto asset FISCO Coin (FSCC) Economic Zone and the enhancement of FISCO Coin’s value. FISCO’s investment information site Kabu-Kigyo Joho/Osusume Meigara (corporate information and recommended stocks) has launched a Learn to Earn service (you get points for reading content and can also exchange points for FSCC). We will promote FSCC widely not only to crypto asset investors but also to equity investors, aiming to expand the FSCC Economic Zone.
We will strive to present a new image of FISCO’s business by integrating information distribution, IR support, investment banking and FSCC. We would like to ask our shareholders and investors for their continued understanding and support of our business.
Takaya Nakamura, President and CEO