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"What excites me is our people and the opportunity we have to make a real impact on our clients. Our teams are tenured and competitive; they are passionate about our businesses and delivering the entire firm to our clients."
Access and Liquidity
Leading execution and distribution services in cash equity, equity-linked, and derivatives products across the Americas and Asia
Full-service equities trading platform with expertise in high touch trading, electronic trading, program trading, convertible trading, delta one swap trading, and equity derivatives
Dedicated team of equities professionals with deep relationships with both investor and corporate clients
Cross-asset equity solutions, with connectivity to fixed income and futures
Proprietary Japanese electronic trading platform which complements our strong market share in Japan high touch trading; newly launched algorithm, “Compass,” that effectively and discretely provides access to additional Japan underlying trading liquidity
Alpha-generating market and company insights from our growing US and #1 ranked Japanese equity research teams
65+ economists, strategists, and research analysts in Japan, Hong Kong, and the US provide macro insights and proprietary analysis and recommendations on approximately 900 companies in Asia and the Americas
Deep US sector expertise in technology, fintech, biotechnology, healthcare services, energy, utilities, consumer, and REITs
Equity Capital Markets
Experienced equity capital markets team adept at helping companies raise capital in all market environments, from IPOs and follow-on offerings to equity-linked products
Tenured ECM, equity sales, and trading teams well-positioned to flawlessly execute deals for our clients by leveraging Mizuho's global corporate client base across the US, Asia, and Europe including relationships with more than 1,200 institutional investors and SWFs
US Equities business has jumped from Top 30 in 2019 to Top 15 in 2020 in the US equity capital markets league tables
Experienced private side coverage team focusing exclusively on Strategic Equity transactions – Stock Option Plans hedging, Share buybacks and associated transactions in Treasury Shares, Structured Equity Financing, Mergers and Acquisitions
Active bookrunner on T-Mobile USA Inc.’s $15.8 Billion Common Stock offering and concurrent $2 billion Mandatory Exchangeable
Active bookrunner on American Electric Power Company, Inc.’s. $850 Million Mandatory convertible Equity Unit Offering
Sole bookrunner on Burgundy Technology Acquisition Corporation’s $300 Million Initial Public Offering
Equities Sales & Trading
Our trusted trading teams are tenured, with an average of 15 years of experience, and are known for fostering long term partnerships while prudently using the firm’s capital to find creative liquidity solutions for our clients.
High Touch Trading
Delta One Swap Trading
Corporate Equity Derivatives
Products and Solutions
US and Asian Cash Trading and Electronic Trading
Program Trading, ETF Trading, and ETF Create/Redeem services
Our Equity Finance team is actively involved in securities borrowing and lending in the US, as well as most major markets. In addition to securities lending, the Equity Finance team can transact via SWAP, Reversal Conversion, Single Stock Future (SSF), and Index Futures.
Equity Swaps providing our clients with synthetic exposure via total return swap
Equity Derivatives offering Corporates, Mizuho Retail Clients, and Asset Managers full service solutions around hedging, monetization, yield enhancement, and asset replacement
SPAC Distribution and Trading
Convertibles Distribution and Trading
Our global equity research team comprises 65+ top-ranked economists, strategists and research analysts in Japan, Hong Kong and the US, providing macro insights and proprietary analysis and recommendations on some 900 companies in Asia and the Americas. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with one-on-one access to top management at leading public and private companies and renowned, independent experts, through customized trips in Asia and the Americas and larger, thematic conferences.
#1 ranking for Japanese Equity Research in the latest 2020 Greenwich Survey with 20 analysts ranked Top 3 for their sector coverage.
#1 Advisory ranking, 2020 Greenwich Japanese Equities Survey
#1 ranking for both large cap and small cap Japan Corporate Access in the 2020 Greenwich Survey
Corporate Access Conferences & Large Scale Events
Our Corporate Access team leverages relationships across Mizuho Financial Group to offer unparalleled access to investors and corporates. Thematic, content-driven corporate access events such as non-deal roadshows, conferences, seminars, and investor tours provide a platform for the exchange of actionable ideas.
By participating in our events, our corporate clients can strategically expand their investor base and institutional investor clients can make more informed investment decisions.
Americas Corporate Access Highlights
Over 50% of the companies featured each year are outside the Mizuho Equity Research Coverage universe
Thematic large scale events include an Energy Summit, Healthcare REIT Conference, Cybersecurity Summit, Therapeutics Expert Seminar, Software Tour, and Utility Summit
Customized reverse non-deal roadshows, bespoke conference calls, and virtual events planned with a “One Mizuho” client-first approach
4,100+ US Corporate Access meetings arranged in 2019 (increased from 1,100 in 2015)
300+ unique and public corporates featured in 2019, and ~200 of these best in class companies accessed Japanese institutional investors.
Japan Corporate Access Highlights
Serve as a bridge for North American investors and Japanese Corporates in collaboration with the Corporate Access team in Tokyo.
Mizuho investor conferences in Tokyo host nearly 350 Japanese companies and offer thematic seminars and tours in Japan
Annually host 100+ Japanese Corporates for roadshows and conferences in North America
Reverse roadshow team in Tokyo arranges 500+ conference calls and 75+ customized trips to Japan for North American investors yearly