About Cboe Japan

Cboe Japan, a Cboe Global Markets company, is operating trading venues for Japanese equities.

We are a market operator independent of any brokers and/or trading firms, focusing on fair and transparent market operation. Currently, we operate multiple markets; all are for trading Japanese equities but each is serving to different needs of market participants.

Japan introduced the concept of PTS with an expectation that competition among trading venues would strengthen the efficiency and resiliency of the entire Japanese equities market. Our goal is to support our participants’ fiduciary duties and to contribute to Japanese equity market and ultimately to the stable growth of national wealth through healthy market competition and reduction of trading cost.

Cboe Global Markets, a leading provider of market infrastructure and tradable products, delivers cutting-edge trading, clearing and investment solutions to market participants around the world. The company is committed to operating a trusted, inclusive global marketplace, providing leading products, technology and data solutions that enable participants to define a sustainable financial future. Cboe Japan provides trading solutions and products in multiple asset classes, including equities, derivatives and FX, across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The Cboe Name

The word Cboe is title-cased and is not an acronym. It is a verbalised word pronounced “SEE-boh”.

This naming convention is applied across our products unifying our local and global business.

Cboe Global Markets is the umbrella term for the global business. For more information visit cboe.com.

Company Overview

Name Cboe Japan Limited
Address Shin-Toyo Akasaka Building 7F 4-9-25 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
President Toru Irokawa
Ownership Cboe Asia Pacific Holdings 100%
PTS authorization date July 5, 2010
Start date of PTS operation July 29, 2010

Board of Directors

Director (external)Takatoshi Ito
(Professor, Columbia University; Senior Professor, GRIPS)

Chairman of the Board David Howson
(President Europe & Asia Pacific, Cboe Global Markets)
Representative Director Toru Irokawa
Director Christopher A. Issacson
(Chief Operating Officer, Cboe Global Markets)
Director John F. Deters
(Chief Strategy Officer, Cboe Global Markets)
Director (external) Thierry Porte
(Vice Chairman and Managing Director, J.C. Flowers & Co.)
Director (external) Amy Nishida
(Former Citigroup Global Markets Japan IB, COO)
Auditor (external) Thomas Whitson
(Former KPMG Partner, Former President of ACCJ)