MUFG in the Americas
The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.4 trillion (USD)1 as of March 31, 2015. Our services include corporate banking, commercial banking, retail banking, wealth management, investment banking, capital markets, personal and corporate trust, and transaction banking.
In 2014, MUFG integrated the U.S. operations of its subsidiary The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) with those of San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A. This combined entity — MUFG Union Bank, N.A., allows us to better serve our individual, corporate, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by offering expanded global capabilities.
In the Americas, we service our corporate and investment banking customers under the MUFG brand, and we go to market with our retail, wealth, and commercial banking customers under the Union Bank® brand.
BTMU is Japan’s premier bank, with a global network spanning more than 40 countries. It is one of the largest foreign banks operating in North America, the company’s primary overseas market, and has been in Latin America for more than 90 years.
Founded in 1864, Union Bank is one of the oldest financial institutions in the American West and was instrumental to the growth of California. Its retail operations include more than 400 branches in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Inspired by our past, creating value for the future
The Americas is one of our global parent company’s three regions, along with Asia/Oceania and Europe/Middle East/Africa. We meet the global needs of corporate and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America through offices and subsidiaries that include BTMU Canada, BTMU México, BTMU Brazil, BTMU Capital Corporation, and Union Bank.
Our more than 14,000 employees across the Americas offer an extensive range of commercial, investment, and retail banking products and services to corporations, governments, and individuals doing business in our region and worldwide. We are headquartered in New York City.
Deep Historical Roots
BTMU has deep historical roots in Japan and the Americas. The origins of our business include a preferred financial manager for the Tokugawa shogunate, an entrepreneurial former samurai in the earliest days of the Meiji Restoration, the California Gold Rush, and coffee plantations in South America.
We are proud of our roots and employ the same entrepreneurial spirit to provide our wide range of clients with progressive corporate and trade-related credit facilities, money market, foreign exchange, remittances, cash management, and deposit services.
In the Community
The same commitment to providing the highest standards of service to our customers applies to the active role we take in the communities in which we work. As part of our corporate social responsibility program, we encourage our employees to volunteer, providing the same quality of service to their neighbors as we do to our clients.
We also operate a grant-making foundation and make corporate donations. Our ultimate goal is not only to build bridges between different ways of conducting business — Japanese, North American, Latin American — it is to create an entirely new model, one that takes the best of varying communications and working styles and produces a way of doing business that will optimize our success in the intense, competitive, and diverse global market.
1: Exchange rate of 1 USD = ¥120.13 (J-GAAP) as of March 31, 2015.