Societe Generale adds Debt Capital Markets capability in Japan
In line with its growth strategy in Asia Pacific, Societe Generale today announces the launch of a new Debt Capital Markets (DCM) offering in Japan.
Societe Generale has achieved steady growth of its DCM platform in Asia Pacific, with regional hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul. With Japan being a key market for Societe Generale in Asia Pacific, the addition of DCM capability expands the range of solutions to its clients and strengthens the regional credentials.
Leveraging Societe Generale’s extensive global platform with access to fixed income investors in Asia, Europe and Americas, the newly created Japan DCM team will develop the bank’s DCM offering locally to help Financial Institutions, Corporates and Agency clients to meet their financing needs. The Japan DCM team will deliver Societe Generale’s full suite of solutions, including sustainable bonds including green or social, covered bonds, hybrid financing and liability management solutions, to Japanese offshore bond issuers.
As part of the growth plan, Societe Generale has appointed Yohei Abo to lead the DCM team in Japan. Based in Tokyo, Yohei reports locally to Koji Shimamoto, President and Representative Director of Societe Generale Securities Japan Ltd. and functionally to David So, Director of Debt Capital Markets, Societe Generale Asia Pacific.
“The opening of our DCM platform in Tokyo represents an important step in bringing new capabilities to better serve our Japanese clients and meet their offshore financing requirements,” said Koji Shimamoto.
Yohei Abo joined Societe Generale in 2013 as Vice President of Bond Syndicate in Societe Generale Japan, and covered various bond issuance including Samurai bonds and EMTN private placements with Japanese investors. Prior to that, he was a bond syndicator at Daiwa Securities with over 10 years of experience.