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Finatext Holdings Ltd.

Company Name

Finatext Holdings Ltd.

Address of Head Office

Postal code 102-0073
Sumitomo RD Kudan Bldg. 9F ,1-8-10, Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Representative

Ryota Hayashi, President and CEO

Establishment

December 27, 2013

Capital

1,847,112 thousand yen (as of December 31, 2021)

Business

Fintech Solutions Business, Big Data Analytics Business, Financial Infrastructure Business

Finatext Group Businesses
Number of Employees

195 (Group consolidated, as of March 2022)

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Head Office

Postal code 102-0073
Sumitomo RD Kudan Bldg. 9F ,1-8-10, Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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By train

・3 minutes' walk from Exit 7 of Kudanshita Station on the Hanzomon Line, Tozai Line, Toei Shinjuku Line

・6 minutes' walk from Exit A2 of Jimbocho Station on the Hanzomon Line, Toei Shinjuku Line ,Toei Mita Line

・7 minutes' walk from Exit A5 of Iidabashi Station on the Tozai Line

・8 minutes' walk from West Exit of Suidobashi Station on the Chuo Line ,Sobu Line

Introduction of Group Executives

Ryota Hayashi

Finatext Holdings Ltd.
Co-Founder / President and CEO

B.A. in Economics, The University of Tokyo
Deutsche Bank London
After working for Global Markets and a hedge fund, he founded Finatext in 2013.

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Yuichiro Ito

Finatext Holdings Ltd.
Director and CFO

B.A. in Economics, The University of Tokyo, and worked at the Investment Banking Division of UBS in 2010, where he advised on IPO and global M&A. He joined Finatext in 2016 and was appointed as CFO.

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Satoshi Tajima

Finatext Holdings Ltd.
Director and CTO / CISO

Satoshi joined Finatext in 2019 and led the group's entire infrastructure and security before being appointed CTO/CISO in June 2022. Before that, he worked in the system division at VOYAGE GROUP (now CARTA HOLDINGS) and built a new security team. He holds CISSP, OSCP, and OSWE.

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Akane Kinoshita

Finatext Ltd.
Representative Director and CEO

After working at Daiwa Securities and Thomson Reuters in charge of product planning for wealth management business in Asia, she was appointed as Finatext Head of Solution in 2017.
She was appointed as CEO in February 2019.

Atsuo Akai

Nowcast Inc.
Chairman of the Board

B.A. in Laws, Keio University and completed the EMP at the University of Tokyo. After working at Mitsubishi Bank and Kidder Peabody & Co. in the U.S., he joined Morgan Stanley (NY headquarters).
He served as MD of Morgan Stanley and Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley Group. Currently, he is a visiting professor at the Waseda University Research Council.

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Hitoshi Tsujinaka

Nowcast Inc.
Representative Director and CEO

B.A. in Economics, Kyoto University, he worked at the Bank of Japan in the Research and Statistics Department and Shimonoseki Branch and Planning Department, where he was engaged in statistical work and economic research. He joined Nowcast in September 2015 as a senior analyst and sales manager and was appointed as CEO and Representative Director in February 2019.

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Noriko Kobayashi

Smartplus Ltd.
Representative Director

Noriko joined Smartplus in August 2021 and was appointed as Representative Director in June 2022.She started her career as a programmer at the former Kogin System Development, where she experienced system integration for a major bank. As a general manager at Simplex, she led the planning and development of front-end applications for stock and futures options, virtual currency, and FX trading services for major securities firms.Noriko holds a B.A. in Science from Gakushuin University.

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Hiroto Koyama

Smartplus Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Company Ltd.
Representative Director

B. in Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, he joined Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. where he was involved in corporate loan and ALM operations. He joined Zurich Insurance Company as Chief Actuary after working for AIG Group and joined Finatext Group in 2020. In October, he was appointed as Representative Director of Smartplus Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Company Ltd. He is a full member of the Japanese Society of Actuaries.

Ryota Hayashi

Finatext Holdings Ltd.
Co-Founder / President and CEO

B.A. in Economics, The University of Tokyo
Deutsche Bank London
After working for Global Markets and a hedge fund, he founded Finatext in 2013.

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Yuichiro Ito

Finatext Holdings Ltd.
Director and CFO

B.A. in Economics, The University of Tokyo, and worked at the Investment Banking Division of UBS in 2010, where he advised on IPO and global M&A. He joined Finatext in 2016 and was appointed as CFO.

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Satoshi Tajima

Finatext Holdings Ltd.
Director and CTO / CISO

Satoshi joined Finatext in 2019 and led the group's entire infrastructure and security before being appointed CTO/CISO in June 2022. Before that, he worked in the system division at VOYAGE GROUP (now CARTA HOLDINGS) and built a new security team. He holds CISSP, OSCP, and OSWE.

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Akane Kinoshita

Finatext Ltd.
Representative Director and CEO

After working at Daiwa Securities and Thomson Reuters in charge of product planning for wealth management business in Asia, she was appointed as Finatext Head of Solution in 2017.
She was appointed as CEO in February 2019.

Atsuo Akai

Nowcast Inc.
Chairman of the Board

B.A. in Laws, Keio University and completed the EMP at the University of Tokyo. After working at Mitsubishi Bank and Kidder Peabody & Co. in the U.S., he joined Morgan Stanley (NY headquarters).
He served as MD of Morgan Stanley and Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley Group. Currently, he is a visiting professor at the Waseda University Research Council.

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Hitoshi Tsujinaka

Nowcast Inc.
Representative Director and CEO

B.A. in Economics, Kyoto University, he worked at the Bank of Japan in the Research and Statistics Department and Shimonoseki Branch and Planning Department, where he was engaged in statistical work and economic research. He joined Nowcast in September 2015 as a senior analyst and sales manager and was appointed as CEO and Representative Director in February 2019.

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Noriko Kobayashi

Smartplus Ltd.
Representative Director

Noriko joined Smartplus in August 2021 and was appointed as Representative Director in June 2022.She started her career as a programmer at the former Kogin System Development, where she experienced system integration for a major bank. As a general manager at Simplex, she led the planning and development of front-end applications for stock and futures options, virtual currency, and FX trading services for major securities firms.Noriko holds a B.A. in Science from Gakushuin University.

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Hiroto Koyama

Smartplus Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Company Ltd.
Representative Director

B. in Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, he joined Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. where he was involved in corporate loan and ALM operations. He joined Zurich Insurance Company as Chief Actuary after working for AIG Group and joined Finatext Group in 2020. In October, he was appointed as Representative Director of Smartplus Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Company Ltd. He is a full member of the Japanese Society of Actuaries.

Academic Advisor

Tsutomu Watanabe

Finatext Holdings Ltd./Nowcast Inc.
Technical Advisor

After working at the Bank of Japan and Hitotsubashi University, he has been a professor at the Graduate School of Economics (Department of Economic Theory) and Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo since 2011.
He is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Central Banking, a policy commentator at the Cabinet Office's Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, and a senior research fellow at the Canon Institute for Global Studies. He has published the Daily Price Index of the University of Tokyo in "Elucidating Long-Term Deflation," a JSPS Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research.

Kiyohiko Nishimura

Nowcast Inc.
Technical Advisor

He has served as a member of the Bank of Japan's the Policy Committee Deliberation Committee and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan, and since 2013 he has been a professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Economics, where he also serves as Editor/Policy Board of the Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Chairman Statistics Committee of the Cabinet Office.

Tsutomu Watanabe

Finatext Holdings Ltd./Nowcast Inc.
Technical Advisor

After working at the Bank of Japan and Hitotsubashi University, he has been a professor at the Graduate School of Economics (Department of Economic Theory) and Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo since 2011.
He is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Central Banking, a policy commentator at the Cabinet Office's Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, and a senior research fellow at the Canon Institute for Global Studies. He has published the Daily Price Index of the University of Tokyo in "Elucidating Long-Term Deflation," a JSPS Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research.

Kiyohiko Nishimura

Nowcast Inc.
Technical Advisor

He has served as a member of the Bank of Japan's the Policy Committee Deliberation Committee and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan, and since 2013 he has been a professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Economics, where he also serves as Editor/Policy Board of the Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Chairman Statistics Committee of the Cabinet Office.