His net worth is 1.1 Billion USD (Forbes 2017) which makes him Japan’s 50th richest person.
Michio Matsui runs Matsui Securities, an online brokerage service.
The firm was founded in 1931 by Takeshi Matsui as a traditional stock brokerage.
Michio Matsui is the husband of Takeshi’s daughter, Chizuko. Michio took on his wife’s surname.
The Matsui family owns about 51% of the Tokyo-listed firm.
The company was incorporated in 1931; 87 years ago, it was a very small company until it changed its business strategy in the mid-1990s to take advantage of online trading and the freedoms afforded by the recent financial company deregulations in Japan. Today its primary business is providing online securities trading services.
Michio Matsui has a net worth is 1.1 Billion USD (Forbes 2017) which makes him Japan’s 50th richest person.
He runs Matsui Securities, an online brokerage service.
Michio Matsui greatest strength is his progressive thinking, his ability to forecast future trends.
“In last year’s greetings, I had stated that “Blockchain will change the world”.
However, it seems like I have misread the speed of such change,” said Matsui in his 2018 greeting message.
“Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins is one thing which has been generated from blockchain. ICO (Initial Coin Offering), a method of financing using cryptocurrencies, has proliferated to start-up firms around the world and is also being utilized in Japan. ICO is a new form of financing which is different from traditional financing by equities and bonds, and is beginning to have an effect to change the capital markets,” said Michio Matsui.
“The world is transforming form IOT (Internet of Things) to IOA (Internet of Abilities). Beyond that is IOE (Internet of Everything), but I believe that this is also a transition to the world of blockchain in a wider sense” said Michio Matsui.
Evolve or perish
“The company is only a vehicle, and if it does not change in accordance with changes in the times, it will be swallowed in the waves of the times. I believe that the smaller an organization, and the simpler the business, it will be able to cut-off past constraints and flexibly adapt to the changes of the times.”
“Largest risk is inside the president’s mind.”
“The largest cost for a company is the gap between the times. Such gap is generated by the president. Therefore, the largest risk is inside of the president’s mind,” said Michio Matsui.
In last year’s greetings, I had stated that “Blockchain will change the world” – Michio Matsui
CEO; Michio Matsui yearly message is futuristic. He has a mind’s eye on the future, an ability to imagine time in the future. His yearly message is not just a good read, it could also give traders/investors a heads-up relating to future trends.
The world is transforming form IOT (Internet of Things) to IOA (Internet of Abilities). Beyond that is IOE (Internet of Everything), but I believe that this is also a transition to the world of blockchain in a wider sense” – Michio Matsui
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