The SBI Group was established in 1999 as a pioneer of Internet-based financial services in Japan, and “buy a research paper”, “buy essay club” currently has formed the world’s first Internet-based financial conglomerate, providing financial services in a broad range of fields including securities, banking and insurance. In addition to this business, there are the Asset Management Business, whose prime focus is investment in venture companies, an activity undertaken since before the Group’s founding, and the Biotechnology-related Business, which is embarking on global expansion from R&D and product development to sales in the pharmaceuticals, health foods and cosmetic fields. As a Strategic Business Innovator, the SBI Group takes on the challenge of realizing sustainable growth, placing these business segments as its three core businesses.
Provision of innovative, highly convenient financial products and services via the Internet
The SBI Group initially entered the diverse financial services sector in the online securities business, and through the establishment of an Internet-based financial ecosystem, has promoted the creation of synergies and mutual evolution between the Group’s operating companies, in order to realize a competitive advantage that distinguishes itself from its competitors. To date, the Group has established a globally unique financial conglomerate that utilizes the Internet as its main business channel, which positions Japan’s No.1 retail online securities business in terms of its overwhelming customer base, banking business and insurance business as the three core components of the Financial Services Business. Moreover, away from services available on the Internet, through an aggressive development of a face-to-face shop managed on a franchise system, SBI MONEY PLAZA, which provides financial services both online and on a face- to-face basis, was established to provide optimal financial products to meet the needs of individual customers, and has received high customer satisfaction.
In this way, while growth was achieved by thoroughly exploiting synergies within the financial ecosystem, the Asset Management Business’ focused investments into the IT field contributed significantly to the development of the Financial Services Business. Among the investee companies in the IT sector, there are many with leading-edge technologies and the utilization of those technologies and expertise within the Group will enable the creation and offering of distinctive financial services, which is the result of a virtuous cycle between the Financial Services Business and the Asset Management Business.
- Securities-related business
- Banking-related business
- Insurance-related business
- Operation of SBI MONEY PLAZA shops
- Operation of comparison, search and cost estimation websites for financial products
The Group engages in investment in startup companies in Japan and abroad in fields including Information Technology, biotechnology, and provision of asset management-related services.
Asset Management Business *2
*1 Beginning with the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, the income categories “Operating revenue” and “Other financial income” have been eliminated, and the amounts have been
combined and presented as “Revenue.” Figures for the year ended March 31, 2015 are “Operating revenue.”
*2 For the fiscal years ended March 31, 2015 to 2018, whereas there are Group companies that were transferred from one segment to another, the abovementioned figures reflect
disclosed figures for each fiscal year, so there may be some discrepancies.
The SBI Group’s Assets Under Management*2
Note 1: Calculated by the exchange rate as of the end of March each year
Note 2: Amounts are rounded to the nearest ¥100 million
Note 3: “Private equity, etc.” includes neither cash nor commitment amount to be paid in
Note 4: “Investment trusts, etc.” are the sum of amounts of investment trusts and investment advisors. For funds that SBI Asset Management provides investment instruction to, if Morningstar Asset Management provides investment advisory services, assets are recorded in both Investment trusts and Investment advisory, respectively, so there are some overlapping amounts
Breakdown of Assets Under Management, including Private Equity Investment*1, 2 (As of March 31, 2019)