How a Start-up With 4 Employees Grew to Become a Global Corporation
Thursday, April 10
12:30pm – 2:00pm EST
Uris 3rd Floor - 307
3022 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Event Details

CJEB welcomes you to a lunchtime "zadankai" seminar:

How a Start-up With 4 Employees Grew to Become a Global Corporation       


Takashi Oyagi

 Chief Strategic Officer and a Founder, Monex Group

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:30 – 2:00pm 

307 Uris Hall, Columbia Business School


 Moderated by:

Hugh Patrick

Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus
Columbia Business School


Monex Group started as a local online brokerage in Japan in 1999 with just 4 ex-Goldman Sachs employees.  Now the group has nearly 1000 employees in 12 offices throughout the world.  Mr. Oyagi will revisit the roots of the company and speak about the secrets of its growth.

Brief Biography

Takashi Oyagi is Chief Strategic Officer and a member of the board of Monex Group, Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 8698) and its U.S. subsidiary, TradeStation Group, Inc.  He is in charge of the group's global corporate strategies including M&A's.  Monex Group runs online brokerage business through its subsidiaries in the world, covering multiple asset classes.  Before acquisition of then-Nasdaq listed TradeStation Group in 2011, he was in Beijing and Hong Kong, implementing the group's strategy in the region.  He was one of four founding members of Monex, Inc., the Japanese broker dealer subsidiary of Monex Group, when it started business in 1999. He has worked in global capital markets for all 23 years of his professional career.  Previously, he was with Deutsche Bank Securities (in New York) covering credit products as sales, and Goldman Sachs (in Tokyo) trading loans in special situations.  He started his career at the Bank of Japan in 1991.  Takashi received his MBA from the University of Chicago and BA in Law from the University of Tokyo. Takashi is a member of New York Committee of Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, and also serves as co-chair of Capital Campaign of Taktse International School, a not-for-profit school in the Himalayan region of Sikkim, India. 

Lunch will be served.  Advance registration is required.

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Where & When

Uris 3rd Floor - 307
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Thursday, April 10, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

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