SMBC Hires Brian Reed to Lead Industrials Group

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Americas Division today announced that Brian Reed has joined the bank to lead the Industrials Group as SMBC’s expansion continues in the Americas.

Based in New York and reporting to Stephanie Bowker and Yoshiyuki Natsuyama, Brian will focus on growing the industrials business and overseeing a team of bankers covering SMBC clients across the industrials space. His extensive industry relationships and proven experience will strengthen SMBC’s growing CIBC business. Brian will focus on growing the industrials business and overseeing a team of bankers covering SMBC clients across autos, transportation & mobility, aerospace & defense, and diversified industrials.

“Brian’s industry relationships and proven experience will strengthen SMBC’s growing Corporate and Investment Banking Coverage team,” said Richard Eisenberg, Co-Head Coverage & Capital Markets, SMBC Americas Division. “We are thrilled to have Brian join the team as we expand and enhance our client offerings in the Americas.”

With over two decades of global banking experience covering the industrials and media & telecom sectors, Brian joins SMBC from Citigroup, where he most recently served as Global Head of Diversified Industrials Corporate Banking. Prior to Citigroup, Brian served as a management consultant.

About SMBC Group

SMBC Group is a top-tier global financial group. Headquartered in Tokyo and with a 400-year history, SMBC Group offers a diverse range of financial services, including banking, leasing, securities, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Group has more than 150 offices and 86,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) is the holding company of SMBC Group, which is one of the three largest banking groups in Japan. SMFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and ADRs on the New York (NYSE: SMFG) stock exchanges.

In the Americas, SMBC Group has a presence in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Backed by the capital strength of SMBC Group and the value of its relationships in Asia, the Group offers a range of commercial and investment banking services to its corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. It connects a diverse client base to local markets and the organization’s extensive global network. The Group’s operating companies in the Americas include Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC), SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., SMBC Nikko Securities Canada, Ltd., SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., SMBC Rail Services LLC, SMBC MANUBANK, JRI America, Inc., SMBC Leasing and Finance, Inc., Banco Sumitomo Mitsui Brasileiro S.A., and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd. For more information, please visit www.smbcgroup.com.