Former CME Group director, Yutaka Imanishi, named Head of Japan, LCH

London-based clearing house LCH, announced the appointment of Yutaka Imanishi as Head of Japan, LCH. Imanishi is based in Tokyo and reports to Kate Birchall, Head of Asia Pacific, LCH.

At his new position of Head of Japan, Imanishi is responsible for the company’s business plan in Japan, including the CCP’s office in Tokyo. The company is licensed to offer clearing services for non-Yen IRS and FX NDFs to Japanese financial institutions.


Imanishi was previously executive director in Optimisation Japan at CME Group. He also had a position as CEO Asia Pacific, TriOptima where he oversaw TriOptima’s compression and portfolio reconciliation business in APAC. Imanishi has also held a number of positions at Nomura and other banking groups across Australia, Japan and Singapore.

Kate Birchall, Head of Asia Pacific, LCH, commented:

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.

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