KBC Securities activates TSE seat

Along with key hires, the Tokyo seat boosts the profile of this equities specialist.

KBC Securities Japan, a specialist in convertibles, equity derivatives and structured products, has activated its seat on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and made several important hires, says Marco Roccia, managing director. Among other things the TSE seat will enable KBC to enter the cash equities business, as well as link up its proprietary trading system to the exchange's, which translates into faster execution. Roccia believes that since the seat was activated on September 3, KBC has already accounted for nearly 1% of the market's daily average turnover.

This month the firm has also brought on board Stephen Good as director and head of equity sales. Good has 15 years experience in Japan...

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