The international derivatives exchange Eurex announced today that it admitted the first Japanese broker out of the Republic of Singapore.
Mizuho Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. was connected on 18 January 2010 to the Singapore Access Point of Eurex.
"We are very pleased to welcome the first Japanese broker out of Singapore", said Michael Peters, member of the Eurex Executive board. "Through the connection to our Access Point, Mizuho Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and its institutional customer base now have direct and reliable access to our international trading network and our full product suite." Eurex currently serves more than 410 members in 25 countries.
Eurex has been active in Singapore since 2005, when it received regulatory approval by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Since June 2006, Eurex has been operating an Access Point in Singapore for customers from the region. In September 2009, Eurex opened its Representative Office in Singapore, manager of the office is Philip Joslin.