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Citadel Securities expands presence in Japan with new Tokyo office

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Citadel Securities the market-making firm set up by hedge fund boss Ken Griffin, is to launch its fixed income offering in Japan following the opening of a new office in Tokyo, according to a report by SWFI.

The firm now has 15 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. 

Following its recent registration as a Type 1 Financial Instruments Business Operator, Citadel Securities can now offer liquidity in US fixed income products, including US Treasuries and USD interest rate swaps, in the Japanese market. Operations are set to commence under the supervision of Japan’s Financial Services Agency as soon as membership in the Japan Securities Dealers Association has been granted. 

Citadel Securities’ operations in Japan will be led by Shinichiro Kato, who will be responsible for fixed-income distribution in Japan, and Chungwon Gee, who will have responsiblity for Asia-hours fixed-income trading.

Citadel Securities services many of the world’s largest financial institutions, including banks, asset managers, pension funds, hedge funds, central banks, and sovereign wealth funds, in more than 55 jurisdictions, and is one of the largest market makers in US Treasuries and USD interest rate swaps globally.

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