Yutaka Imanishi appointed Head of Japan, LCH

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  • Responsible for LCH’s business in Japan
  • Appointment demonstrates LCH’s long-term commitment to Japan and the wider Asia-Pacific region
  • LCH is licensed by Japanese Financial Services Agency for offering clearing services of non-Yen IRS and FX non-deriverable forwards (NDFs) to Japanese financial insititutions

2 April 2020

LCH, a leading global clearing house, today announced that Yutaka Imanishi has been appointed Head of Japan, LCH, effective immediately. Based in Tokyo,  Mr Imanishi reports to Kate Birchall, Head of Asia Pacific, LCH.

Mr Imanishi is responsible for LCH’s business in Japan, including the CCP’s office in Tokyo. LCH is licensed in Japan for offering clearing services for non-Yen IRS and FX NDFs to Japanese financial institutions.

Mr Imanishi joins LCH from CME Group, where he was Executive Director, Optimisation Japan. He also held the role CEO Asia Pacific, TriOptima. In this role, he oversaw TriOptima’s compression and portfolio reconciliation business in Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining TriOptima, Mr Imanishi held a number of roles at Nomura and other banking groups across Australia, Japan and Singapore.

Kate Birchall, Head of Asia Pacific, LCH, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Yutaka to LCH as Head of Japan. He brings extensive experience of the derivatives markets and serving clients from Japan and across the world. His appointment will support and enhance LCH’s presence and continued growth in Japan. LCH is committed to our partnership with the Japanese market and he will be an undoubted asset in leading our team in Japan.”

Yutaka Imanishi, Head of Japan, LCH, said: “I am honoured to join LCH as the Group’s new Head of Japan. Clearing is of critical importance to the stability of the financial system and I look forward to working with members and clients to help them manage their risk.”


For further information

Rhiannon Davies, Tel: +44 (0)20 7426 7523

Lucie Holloway, Tel: +44 (0)20 7797 1126


About LCH

LCH is a group of leading multi-asset clearing houses that provides proven risk management capabilities across a range of asset classes. As demand for robust clearing services continues to grow, LCH is committed to maintaining the highest standards of risk management across all our services.

As the markets’ partner, LCH operates an open access model, offering a choice of execution venues, delivering unprecedented choice and efficiencies to the marketplace.

LCH operates clearing houses around the world, with clearing houses incorporated in the UK and  France and with offices in the United States and the Asia Pacific region. It offers clearing services across asset classes including OTC and listed rates; CDS and FX; fixed income; commodities; cash equities and equity derivatives. LCH also serves the non-cleared derivatives market through LCH SwapAgent, a new service which extends the efficiencies and infrastructure of clearing to the market, without acting as a central counterparty.

LCH is majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L), an international markets infrastructure business that sits at the heart of the world's financial community.

Further information on LCH can be found at www.lch.com


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