Keith Meekins steps down from Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited's CEO position

8 April 2021

Daiwa Capital Markets has today announced that the CEO of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe (“DCME”), Keith Meekins, has decided to step down from his role with immediate effect. Keith was the CEO of DCME during an unprecedented period of transformation and navigated DCME through a challenging pandemic period.

Announcing the change in leadership, Chair of DCME, Douglas van den Aardweg, commented:

“With Keith’s leadership of DCME, the company increased its performance significantly and is today extremely positive about its future growth and the opportunities that Keith and the Board have put in place for DCME going forward. Prior to becoming our CEO, Keith’s leadership of our Government Bond Trading and Fixed Income divisions was invaluable. On behalf of DCME, the Board and all of DCME’s staff and clients, I sincerely thank Keith for his loyalty and service to the business and wish him well for the future”.

Keith Meekins commented:

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to develop DCME’s business, reach so many important milestones and to have done so whilst leading such an excellent executive team. I look forward to the future knowing DCME is in such capable hands”.  

DCME looks forward to announcing a new CEO in the near future. Mr van den Aardweg will act as Interim CEO and Executive Chair until Mr Meekins’ successor is formally appointed to the Board.

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Notes to editor

Daiwa Capital Markets ( is the wholly-owned investment banking arm of Daiwa Securities Group. The award winning firm provides integrated financial services including brokerage, capital raising, IPOs, M&A and other creative financial solutions to clients through a network of more than 20 offices across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Corporate finance and M&A advisory services are provided in Europe through DC Advisory (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited.


Daiwa Securities Group ( is one of the largest brokerage and banking groups in Japan and employs approximately 14,000 professionals worldwide providing comprehensive financial services, including retail brokerage, investment banking and asset management. Daiwa Securities Group has been in continuous operation in the financial services industry since 1902.


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Grant Lewis
Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited
5 King William Street, London, EC4N 7AX

+44 (0)20 7597 8106 

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