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(Press Release by Rakuten Securities, Inc.)

Rakuten Securities Ranked a Top Global Performer

Named as world's third largest retail Forex broker in the latest Quarterly Intelligence Report by Finance Magnates

TOKYO, April 17, 2017 – Rakuten Securities, Inc. (“Rakuten Securities”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc., a leader in global innovation headquartered in Japan. In the period between October and December 2016, the company achieved a trading volume of US$269.4 billion in Forex distinguished itself among other counterparts in Japan, ranked as the world’s third largest retail broker in the Q4 2016 Quarterly Intelligence Report by Finance Magnates published on March 6, 2017.

Since beginning forex trading under the name “Rakuten FX” in June 2008, Rakuten Securities has worked to improve its service by expanding the range of available currency pairs, drastically minimizing the spread on trades and developing forex-specific trading tools such as “MARKETSPEED FX.”

Rakuten Securities has further driven growth in trading volume through such initiatives as the acquisition of FXCM Japan Securities in 2015 and establishing subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Australia. Rakuten Securities’ increased popularity and subsequent rise to become the world’s third biggest forex trading broker, according to the Q4 2016 Report of Finance Magnates, is a result of these actions.

Rakuten Securities will continue to strive for the further expansion of its client base and the improvement of customer satisfaction with retail forex trading as one of its core businesses.

About Finance Magnates
Finance Magnates (formerly: Forex Magnates) is the world’s only multi-asset online/electronic trading knowledge hub. Using a powerful triangle of news, research and events, Finance Magnates literally caters for the needs of the entire global trading industry. Founded in 2009 by Michael Greenberg, and initially focused on the Forex B2B sphere, Finance Magnates has grown to offer a one-of-a-kind knowledge opportunity for industry professionals and trading savvies alike.
https://www.financemagnates.com

About Rakuten Securities
Rakuten Securities, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc. Launched in June 1999 the company has grown to one of the largest online brokerage houses. Rakuten Securities provides comprehensive financial brokerage services with wide range of asset products; including domestic and international cash equities, forex, derivatives commodities, bonds, investment trusts and ETF’s.
https://www.rakuten-sec.co.jp/
Rakuten Securities Hong Kong: https://www.sec.rakuten.com.hk/en/
Rakuten Securities Australia: https://sec.rakuten.com.au/


Rakuten Securities Hong Kong Limited ("Rakuten Securities HK" SFC CE Number: AIM232) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten Securities, Inc. (*) Rakuten Securities, Inc., one of the major online brokers in Japan, founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc. (TOKYO: 4755). The risk of loss in leveraged foreign exchange trading can be substantial. You may not be suitable as you may sustain losses in excess of your initial margin funds. Leverage can work against you. Placing contingent orders, such as "stop-loss" or "stop-limit" orders, will not necessarily limit losses to the intended amounts. Market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders. You may be called upon at short notice to deposit additional margin funds. If the required funds are not provided within the prescribed time, your position may be liquidated. You will remain liable for any resulting deficit in your account. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable in light of your own financial position and investment objectives. Do not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose. If you decide to trade products offered by Rakuten Securities HK, you must read and understand the information and disclosure provided by Rakuten Securities HK. Rakuten Securities HK may provide general commentary which is not intended as investment advice and must not be construed as such. Seek advice from a separate financial advisor. Rakuten Securities HK and Rakuten Group assumes no liability for errors, inaccuracies or omissions; does not warrant the accuracy, completeness of information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. Read and understand the Terms and Conditions on Rakuten Securities HK’s website prior to taking further action.

Information Security on Internet: To protect your privacy, do not access your trading account via public or shared computer or save your password locally in any computer or mobile device after logging in. Rakuten Securities HK will never ask you to send any of your personal information such as account number and password to us directly via e-mails.(*)Company Registration ID (in Japan): Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Financial Instruments Firms) No.195

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