About Us

Vantage Capital Markets was founded in 1999 with a mission to provide excellence, choice and a tailored service to clients. It has since become a global broking business, providing financial solutions to over 1,200 institutions world-wide. Our client base includes leading institutional asset managers, private equity investment firms, hedge funds, family offices, investment banks, and corporations covering a wide range of products including equities, credit, and derivatives.

Over the years, Vantage Capital Markets has created a strong equities, credit and derivatives broking and distribution network globally via our London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dubai offices.

Vantage Capital Markets Japan K.K. (VCMJP) has been operating in Tokyo since incorporation in 2016

Rike Wootten

Representative Director & President

Rike Wootten has dedicated almost 40 years of his career in Japan mostly as a seasoned professional facilitating collaboration between Japanese entities and their international counterparts, as well as aiding foreign companies in navigating Japan’s business landscape. He held senior positions at Merrill Lynch (Tokyo and New York) and ING Baring Securities Japan. In addition to being the first foreigner appointed to the Board of Governors of the Osaka Securities Exchange, he also served as a Governor of the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA), vice chairman of its Tokyo District branch and was on the Executive Board of the International Bankers Association. Rike is proficient in both English and Japanese.

Roderick Wurfbain

Representative Director & Chairman

Roderick is the founder and Chairman of VCM. His financial experience includes commercial directorship at ABN AMRO and management at the London Stock Exchange, Euronext/LIFFE and IPE.

Katsuhisa Sakauchi

Director & CAO

Katsuhisa san started his career as an auditor and tax specialist at a big eight accounting firm in Japan. Prior to joining VCM, he held multiple senior key positions at foreign-owned securities companies in Japan, such as First Boston Securities and PaineWebber Securities, and in Financial Controller, Compliance Officer, and Tokyo Branch Manager roles.

Clarence Ng

Statutory Auditor

Clarence was a lawyer, regulator and investment banker before his in-house counsel and compliance roles.  He worked with a global law firm, the Hongkong Exchange, Salomon Brothers, Citigroup and others prior to joining VCM in 2015.

Business Practices

Ethical Business Practices & Prevention Of Financial Crime

VCM is committed to promoting ethical business practices across all its business relationships. VCM has implemented policies and controls and conducts internal training to ensure that it is compliant with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.

VCM is also committed to the prevention of financial crime and has put in place procedures and monitoring to ensure that the Company does not assist or participate in any form of financial crime, including money laundering and market abuse.

Antisocial Organization Policy

Ethics Code

Customer Oriented Business Policy

Conflict of Interest Rule

Declaration of Personal Information Protection

Diversity & Inclusion

At Vantage Capital Markets, we embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusion as essential elements of our company culture. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters innovation, creativity, and better decision-making.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in the following principles:

  1. Equal Opportunity: We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic. We believe in fair and merit-based hiring practices that promote diversity and provide equal opportunities for all qualified candidates.

  2. Inclusive Work Environment: We strive to create an inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued, respected, and empowered. We promote a culture of open communication, collaboration, and mutual respect, where diverse perspectives are encouraged and embraced.

  3. Professional Development and Growth: We are committed to providing ongoing professional development opportunities for all employees. We invest in programs that promote diversity and inclusion training, mentoring, and leadership development, enabling our employees to reach their full potential.

We understand that diversity and inclusion are ongoing journeys that require continuous effort and commitment. We are dedicated to regularly assessing our practices, policies, and programs to ensure they align with our diversity and inclusion goals.

By embracing diversity and inclusion, we not only create a stronger and more vibrant workplace but also foster innovation and better serve our clients and the communities we operate in.


At Vantage Capital Markets, we are committed to sustainability and making a positive impact on the environment and society. We recognize the importance of responsible business practices and strive to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our operations.

Our sustainability efforts focus on three key areas:

  1. Environmental Stewardship: We are dedicated to minimizing our environmental footprint. We actively seek ways to reduce waste, conserve resources, and promote energy efficiency. Through responsible procurement practices, we aim to work with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability.
  2. Social Responsibility: We value the well-being and development of our employees, clients, and the communities where we operate. We promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization, fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment.
  3. Ethical Business Practices: We uphold the highest standards of integrity and ethics in our business operations. We are committed to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and we promote transparency and accountability in our relationships with clients, partners, and stakeholders.

By integrating sustainability into our business, we aim to create long-term value for our stakeholders while contributing to a more sustainable future. We continuously assess and improve our sustainability practices, seeking innovative solutions to address emerging challenges.

Together, we can make a difference and build a more sustainable world.

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