Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. engages in banking, trust banking, securities, and other businesses related to financial services in Japan, the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Oceania excluding Japan. The company offers deposits, housing loans, investment trusts, and individual insurance products, as well as handles trust products as an agent; and retail banking solutions consisting of consulting services of business succession and asset inheritance and asset management for business owners and high-net-worth customers. It also provides corporate banking solutions for fund-raising, mergers and acquisitions, management buy-out, business succession, entry to new business, and business restructuring. In addition, it offers advisory services and solutions, including advice on financial strategy and risk management to financial institutions; comprehensive financial products and services that comprise funding support via the subscription and underwriting of bonds, etc. to public sector entities; project and trade finance products for overseas customers; and derivatives and other risk hedging products, as well as engages in foreign exchange and bond trading, and asset and liability management. Further, the company provides products and services related to trust, real estate, securitization and structured finance, pension and asset management, and stock transfers; securities services to corporations, financial institutions, public sector entities, and individuals; and non-banking services comprising research and consulting services, information technology-related services, as well as telephone and the Internet banking services. As of March 31, 2015, its branch network included 461 Mizuho Bank, 53 Mizuho Trust and Banking, and 272 Mizuho Securities, as well as approximately 6,700 ATMs in Japan. Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.