Last updated: 13:40 / Thursday, 18 April 2013
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Mizuho Securities Builds a New Team dedicated to Latin American Debt

Mizuho Securities Builds a New Team dedicated to Latin American Debt
  • Further appointments to the team are expected.

Mizuho Securities USA  the U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary of the global Mizuho Financial Group, announced the addition of senior emerging markets fixed income sales and trading appointments to build out the firm's investment grade and sub investment grade coverage for Latin America debt.

Trading hires include Allan Grauer, Head of LatAm Trading, Sebastian Azumendi, Head of LatAm Credit Trading; and Georges Fernandes, High Yield Credit Trading. Emerging Markets Fixed Income Sales will be enhanced with the additions of Rod Eichler and Nestor Cybriwsky. Further appointments to the team are expected.  

Jerry Rizzieri, Executive Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income, MSUSA, commented, "Diversifying our product lines to better service customers continues to be a high priority for Mizuho Securities USA. Latin American debt trading is a natural extension of our fixed income platform's existing Investment Grade and High Yield Credit businesses and aligns with Mizuho's expansion efforts in Brazil."

Mizuho's presence in Latin America will also continue to grow with the completed acquisition of Banco West LB do Brasil. Although still subject to regulatory approval, the acquisition of a Brazilian corporate banking subsidiary will significantly enhance Mizuho's ability to support client business activities in Brazil and across the region through more extensive financing and advisory services for potential acquisitions, divestitures or joint ventures, and greater access to loans, derivatives and other capital markets products.

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Mizuho Securities USA Inc. is a U.S. registered broker-dealer headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hoboken (NJ), Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London (UK).