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Daiwa Capital Markets Europe a founding sponsor of Inaugural FT Nikkei UK Ekiden

Relay will see 21 teams take part in race from Oxford to Windsor

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe (DCME), the investment bank owned wholly by Daiwa Securities Group Inc., has been announced as a founding sponsor of the inaugural FT Nikkei UK Ekiden. 

Alongside being a founding sponsor, DCME will also enter a team in the race with all proceeds from fundraising going to the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.

Megan McDonald, CEO of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe said: “We are proud to be a founding sponsor of the FT Nikkei UK Ekiden. This innovative event brings a piece of Japanese sporting tradition to the UK, fostering unity, teamwork and cultural exchange. At Daiwa Capital Markets Europe we are committed to enabling people to live better, longer lives, and this race perfectly embodies that ideal.”

Anna Dingley, Founder of FT Nikkei UK Ekiden said: “We are delighted that Daiwa Capital Markets is joining us as a Founding Partner to launch the inaugural FT Nikkei UK Ekiden in celebration and admiration of the Hakone Ekiden’s 100th race held in January this year.It’s proving to be a wonderful occasion to showcase the multitude of strong bonds between Japan and the UK in areas of commerce, academia, charities and sport. We are hugely grateful to Daiwa Capital Markets Europe for helping us bring the plans to reality.”

About Daiwa Capital Markets Europe: 

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited (DCME) is the wholly owned investment banking subsidiary of Daiwa Securities Group Inc., one of Japan’s largest brokerages and financial services groups.

DCME’s European headquarters were established in London 60 years go. With offices now throughout Europe and the Middle East, the firm leverages its Japanese heritage to offer clients global expertise and unique insights, working seamlessly with the broader Daiwa network to support clients in 23 countries across the world.  

As a brokerage, DCME acts as a bridge within the global financial system, strategically directing investments towards companies that aspire to contribute to enabling longer, better lives.

For more information, visit Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd.

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