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Corporate History of OKATO Futures Industry in Japan
1951
Established in Osaka.
Joined major exchanges in Japan as a broker.
1950
1950
Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) was enacted.
 

1952
Major exchanges were established.

  • Kobe Rubber Exchange
  • Tokyo Grain Rubber Exchange
  • Tokyo Rubber Exchange
  • Other local commodity exchanges
 
 
1960
1968
Revised Commodity Exchange Act was enforced.
1971
Authorized as licensed Futures Commission Merchant.
 
 
1972
Joined in the Sydney Futures Exchange as a member.
 
1970
1971
Revised a system for the brokers from resister to license.
1982
Set up International Department for globalization.
 
1987
Acquired Chicago Mercantile Exchange and New York Comex membership.
Launched the first commodity fund in Japan.
(NI & Partners Fund)
 
1980
1981
Tokyo Gold Exchange was established.
 
1984
Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) was established by merger of Tokyo Textile, Tokyo Rubber and Tokyo Gold Exchange.
 
1989
Tokyo International Financial Exchange (TFX) was established.
 
1990
Opened "Okato Shoji Singapore Pte. Ltd. (OSS) " in Singapore.
 
1991
Established Okato Investment Management Co., Ltd. (CTA)in Tokyo.
Opened New York Representative Office.
 
1993
Established "Okato International (U.S.A.), Inc. (OIU) " in New York.
 
1999
Launched Non-guaranteed type fund "Classura" for individual investors.
 
1990
1990
TOCOM started computerized system trading.
 
1993
TGE merged Tokyo Sugar Exchange.
 
1996
Central Japan Commodity Exchange was established.
 
1998
TOCOM launched energy products (gasoline, Kerosene and Crude Oil Index).
 
2002
Introduced Foreign Exchange (FOREX) trades.
 
2003
Introduced ISV's as a first Commodity Broker.
 
2005
Established "Okato Holdings, Inc." to reorganize group companies to holding company structure.
 
2008
Relocation of OIU from New York to Chicago.
Started to outbound to overseas markets.
 
2000
2003
TOCOM approved the accessibility of ISVs.
 
2005
Drastic revision on CEA, intensifying the customers' protection.
 
2009
TOCOM introduced and started OMX system, extend the trading hour.
 

2010
Launched new ISV. TT® with TOCOM starting OMX.
Moved OSS operation to consolidate global business into CBD in Tokyo.

 
2010
Comprehensive revision on CEA.
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