About SBI Group

The SBI Group was established in 1999 as a pioneer of Internet-based financial services in Japan, and  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.

Financial Service Business

The Group engages in a wide variety of finance-related businesses with the provision of innovative, highly convenient financial products and services via the Internet.

Financial Services 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 above mentioned figures reflect disclosed figures for each fiscal year, so there may be some discrepancies.

Number of Accounts of SBI SECURITIES and
Two Major Face-to-face Securities Companies *1

Sources: Each company’s published information
*1 As of March 31, 2017, Daiwa Securities’ number of accounts totaled 3,886 thousand accounts.
Daiwa Securities has not disclosed its figures beyond March 31, 2017
*2 June 2012 to March 2019
*3 Merged with SMBC Friend Securities in January 2018

Shares of Individual Stock Trading Value in Japan

Note: Shares are calculated by dividing each company’s individual stock trading value with the whole individual stock trading value of the 1st and 2nd section of the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchange, including that of ETF and REIT trading value, respectively Sources: Tokyo Stock Exchange statistics; each company’s published information

Deposit Assets at Six Pure-play Internet Banks

Sources: Each company’s published information
Note: As of March 31, 2019

Asset Management Business

Investment in venture companies in Japan and abroad in fields including IT and biotechnology, and provision of asset management-related services.

Since its founding in 1999, in order to put into practice the management philosophy of becoming a “New Industry Creator,” the SBI Group has made focused investments in the IT and biotechnology sectors, which are the 21st century growth industries. Also, since 2005, in order to diversify risk and pursue higher growth the Group jointly established a number of overseas funds and developed a global structure with prominent local partners in emerging countries with high growth potential, primarily in Asia, and is in the process of promoting the establishment of an overseas financial ecosystem through the transference of the online financial business expertise and knowledge that were developed in Japan.

The SBI Group has been focused on the IT field since its establishment, and has actively invested in and nurtured numerous venture companies since the dawn of the Internet era in Japan. At the same time, the group has developed a wide variety of its own financial services utilizing the Internet as the main channel, leading to an accumulation of knowledge of the IT filed in the form of technologies and expertise. This knowledge was the basis for the sound investments in the IT sector, and has led to the achievement of the high performance funds that were established since the second half of the 1990s. Presently, the development of new technologies is accelerating, and within the FinTech, IoT, AI, big data and related fields that is attracting global attention the Asset Management Business is not only proactively investing in venture companies in these fields, but also has realized a virtuous cycle by introducing appropriate new technologies of these venture companies to the Financial Services Business, to develop new services and improve business efficiencies.

  • Venture Capital Business
  • Domestic and overseas investment business
  • Overseas financial services business
  • Asset management services business