A Message from the President & CEO of Mizuho Trust & Banking
MHTB, under the Group's new medium–term business plan entitled Progressive Development of "One MIZUHO": The Path to a Financial Services Consulting Group, offers highly professional trust banking products and services that meet the increasingly diversified and sophisticated needs of all of Mizuho's customers. At the same time, MHTB is continuing to strengthen its comprehensive consulting capabilities.
For individual customers, against a background of the declining birthrate and aging of the population in Japan, and their growing interests in inheritance and asset succession, we are working to develop products that meet their needs, such as testamentary trusts, Qualified educational fund giving trusts, and Annual fund giving trusts. Going forward, MHTB will endeavor to continue to develop new trust products and services. Moreover, in order to increase convenience for customers, we offer such products at branches of MHBK and MHSC, strengthen capabilities to respond to customer needs of inheritance consultants who are assigned to all MHBK branches, and make various other efforts to leverage group capabilities in an integrated and seamless manner to meet a wide range of customers' inheritance and asset succession needs. Regarding corporate owners' business succession needs, we work in close collaboration with MHBK to provide consulting functions that make full use of our high level of trust–related expertise.
For corporate customers, we provide solutions to address customer needs in the areas of real estate, securitization, stock transfer agency business, and pensions by drawing on our highly professional trust–related consulting capabilities.
In the asset management business, we will collaborate with Asset Management One, which is to be newly established, and endeavor to develop and offer cutting–edge products to meet customer needs.
Looking ahead, we will work to take the "One MIZUHO Strategy" to the next level and place thoroughgoing emphasis on our "customer first" principle (customer–focused perspective). As customer needs for trust–related services continue to grow, we will enhance our trust banking expertise and substantially strengthen our comprehensive consulting capabilities to become "the most reliable trust and banking company."