Message from the President & CEO of Mizuho Trust & Banking
In keeping with the Group's medium–term business plan entitled "Progressive Development of ‘One MIZUHO’: The Path to a Financial Services Consulting Group," MHTB demonstrates its consulting capabilities and offers highly professional trust banking products and services that meet the increasingly diversified and sophisticated needs of Mizuho's customers.
There is growing interest in inheritance and asset succession against the backdrop of the declining birthrate and the aging population in Japan. Thus, for our individual customers, we continually update products to 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 products and to further enhance services. Moreover, in order to increase convenience for customers, we offer asset succession–related trust products at all branches of MHBK and MHSC as well as "inheritance consultants" with enhanced consulting capabilities at all MHBK branches, and we make a variety of other efforts to leverage group capabilities in an integrated and seamless manner to meet the wide range of customers' inheritance and asset succession needs. Regarding corporate owners' business succession, we work in close collaboration with MHBK to provide consulting services that make full use of our high level of trust–related expertise.
For our 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 collaborate with Asset Management One and strive to develop and offer cutting–edge products.
We will continue 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 be "the most reliable trust and banking company."