About Central Tanshi


Central Tanshi was established by the merger of three “Tanshi” companies in Japan, namely, Nagoya Tanshi, Nihon Tanshi and Yamane Tanshi. The oldest of the three Tanshi companies, Yamane Tanshi, dates back to 1909. Central Tanshi, which celebrated its centenary in 2009, is one of the largest money market brokers in Japan, and as of March 31 2023, had total assets of approximately ¥21.3 trillion (approximately US$160 billion, or HK$1.3 trillion).

Central Tanshi’s shareholders comprise of major Japanese financial institutions. Some of its largest investors are:

  • Japan Securities Finance Co., Ltd
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • MUFG Bank, Ltd
  • BOT Lease
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd
  • Resona Bank Limited
  • Central Tanshi Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Central Tanshi's group companies are engaged in a wide range of activities, including inter-dealer broking of money market instruments, Japanese government bonds, securities, on-line foreign exchange margin trading and other businesses.

Central Tanshi participates in the Bank of Japan's open market operations in the short term money market, and is a qualified current account holder with the Bank of Japan.

Outside Japan, Central Tanshi’s businesses are conducted through Nittan Capital in Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea, Nittan Securities in Hong Kong, Nittan Capital Finance Inc. in the Philippines, an investment in PT Exco Nusantara Indonesia in Jakarta, and Central Tanshi Money Broking Company Ltd. in China.

Central Tanshi is rated “A-“for its long-term senior debt by Rating and Investment Information, Inc.