Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (大和証券グループ本社 Daiwa Shōken Gurūpu Honsha) (TYO: 8601) is Japan's second largest securities brokerage after Nomura Securities Co..
Major group members include Daiwa Securities Co.Ltd., which offers retail services such as online trading to individual investors and investment banking services in Japan as well as Daiwa Capital Markets, the firm's international investment banking arm (with a presence across Asia, Europe and North America) that provides M&A advisory, sales and trading services in a variety of financial products to corporate and institutional clients. Other group companies provide asset management, research and private equity fund services.
In February 2013 Daiwa was named Most Creative Global Investment Bank by Global Finance magzine.
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In July 2012, Daiwa Securities Group was chosen by the Central Bank of Myanmar to spearhead a $380-million project designed to develop an IT network for the Myanmar government that would connect all ministries as well as schools and hospitals to a cloud computing system and would also entail a secure online banking system for the country.
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