Hiroaki Nagakura joins 26 Degrees Global Markets
Hiroaki joins 26 Degrees Global Markets with over 30 years-experience in the FX industry, 15 of those in senior executive positions. Most recently, Hiroaki was the Managing Executive Officer at Rakuten Securities Inc., one of Japan’s largest online brokerages.
During his 12-year tenure, Hiroaki was responsible for the establishment of Rakuten’s FX business unit, and under his leadership and direction, saw FX revenue grow to over 100 million USD (14.6 billion JPY) in 2022. Hiroaki was also Managing Director of Rakuten Securities Australia and Director of Rakuten Securities Hong Kong, and instrumental in the 2015 acquisitions of FXCM Japan and Hong Kong.
Prior to this, Hiroaki was Director at Central Tanshi FX Co., Ltd. for a decade and spent time as an FX and CFD trader at various interbank FX Brokers.
Hiroaki’s vast industry experience in senior management, dealing and the broader foreign exchange market makes him a natural fit to lead 26 Degrees Global Markets’ Japanese operations.
Hiroaki commented, “I’m thrilled at the opportunity to join the 26 Degrees team and play a key role in expanding our presence in the Japanese market. I look forward to supporting our valued Japanese clients and look forward to continuing to provide them with an innovative product offering and a high-touch service.”
26 Degrees Global Markets’ ability to attract top talent such as Nagakura-San speaks volumes to the growth we have experienced over the past decade, and the great opportunities that lie ahead for our powerhouse team, one of those being the Japanese brokerage market.”