Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has hired Takumi Okubo in e-FX sales in Tokyo this month, according to market sources.
MUFG has a global network with over 2,700 locations in more than 50 countries, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
The Group has over 180,000 employees and offers services, including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.
Saxo Bank, UBS, and Thomson Reuters
Okubo moved to his new role from Saxo Bank Securities, where he was Country Head of Global Sales Trading and Relationship, responsible for HNW and institutional clients in Japan.
He had joined the bank as Head of Digital Sales in 2018 and also held a position as Country Head of Digital Sales and Relationship Management at the firm.
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The Danish online investment bank opened its Tokyo office in 2008 in order to strengthen and expand its trading presence in the Asia Pacific region. It started its partner business in Japan in 2002 and established its first Japanese White Label Partner in 2004.
Okubo’s career began at UBS in 2006, where he spent almost ten years in various roles.
He served as FXe-Help in Singapore and in prime client service in Tokyo later.
Before leaving the bank in 2016, he worked in FXPB sales and was responsible for the FX Prime Brokerage business in Japan.
Okubo also served in business development at Thomson Reuters.