After several years at the forefront of forex trading volume, Japan continues to be home to the largest forex market in the world, and a highly attractive region for western brokerages to establish operations.
Today, Leverate has announced its intention to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region by opening an office in Tokyo, Japan, further underlining the importance which the company places on the Far East as a strategic location following its establishment of an office in Hong Kong in January this year.
Leverate’s new operation in Japan constitutes the fourth worldwide office for the technology provider, and the second development within the space of one month for the company, which showcased its new Sirix Web Trader at the Forex Magnates IFXEXPO in Cyprus two weeks ago.
“We have experienced a growing demand for our Sirix trading environments in the Japanese market,” says Ran Strauss, co- CEO of Leverate. “Our branded Sirix trading environments that are complete with a seamless social trading solution coupled with Japan’s hungry Forex market is ideal for us to provide an excellent service to our clients.”
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Appointment of Kazuo Anzai
Kazuo Anzai will be serving as Leverate’s Regional Sales Manager of Japan. Mr Anzai brings with him experience from a proven career in the financial sector and forex industry. He has served as Representative Director, CEO at Alpari Japan. Prior to that, Mr Anzai was Representative Director, COO at IXIS (current NATIXIS) Asset Management Japan pursuing pension fund business.
He worked for Toronto Dominion Securities as Director of Credit Derivatives in charge of sales and product development. At Barclays Investment Trust, he was General Manager of investment trust sales, ETF project manager, and Interim President.
At Prudential Investment Management, he was in charge of investment trust sales as Vice President. Mr Anzai holds degrees in Business and Commerce from Keio University.
“I am delighted to join Leverate, the leading FX technology provider in the world,” says Kazuo Anzai. “The Japanese market is in the midst of a strong recovery and the timing is perfect for Leverate’s products to make an impact with Forex brokers.”