The history of Mizuho Financial Group (Mizuho) dates back to 1873 with the establishment of the Dai-ichi Bank, the first national bank in Japan.

Mizuho EMEA consists of Mizuho Bank Ltd., Mizuho International plc, Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH, Mizuho Trust & Banking and Asset Management One International Ltd.

Mizuho itself was formed in 2002 from the merger of three of Japan's largest and most established banks, the Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank (DKB), Fuji Bank and the Industrial Bank of Japan ('IBJ'). The diverse activities have now been integrated under 'One Mizuho' to create a global powerhouse.

Our history informs our present thinking, which values mutually beneficial long-term relationships and steady and sustainable growth.

We recognise that in order to service our global client base, we need to continue to expand our presence in the world's major markets.

Mizuho’s European presence dates back to 1952. We have continued to grow ever since, and now have a network of 20 offices spread throughout the EMEA region. Having the balance sheet and credit rating of one of the world's largest and most stable banks has enabled us to grow Mizuho in EMEA and focus our efforts on the needs of our clients. Our strategy is simple. EMEA is a key part of the bank's global ambitions. Going forward we are committed to our presence in this region and are well positioned to increase it.