New York – Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA), the U.S. investment banking subsidiary of MizuhoFinancial Group, has added to its U.S. equity distribution capabilities with two senior sales appointments, announced John Koudounis, President and CEO. Sang Yoo has joined the firm as Managing Director in New York. David Miller has joined MSUSA as Managing Director in the firm’s San Francisco office.
“We continue to expand our distribution capabilities in the U.S. as part of our efforts to create a full-service and comprehensive domestic platform,” Koudounis said. “We are very pleased to welcome Sang and David to the firm.”
Yoo comes to MSUSA with a twenty-five year career on Wall Street. Most recently, he was global head of research product and research sales at Bloomberg Tradebook. Previously, he served as director of international equity trading with Credit Suisse Securities and as executive director, head of the financial services sector specialists’ team at Morgan Stanley & Co. Earlier in his career, he held positions with First New York Securities, Fox-Pitt Kelton and the Chubb Group. Yoo earned his B.S. in finance from Boston College.
Miller joins MSUSA from Nomura Securities, where he was managing director, institutional equity sales. Prior to Nomura, he served as managing director, institutional equity sales, and executive director at J.P. Morgan. He began his career at Banc of America Securities. Miller holds a B.S. in economics from Brigham Young University.
“Sang and David bring extensive Wall Street sales experience that will enhance MSUSA’s growing presence in U.S. Equity. They will be invaluable additions to the equity distribution of the firm,” said Matthew DeSalvo, Executive Managing Director and Head of MSUSA’s Equity Division.
About Mizuho Securities USA
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). MSUSA providesa wide range of fixed income and equity securities products and investment banking services to institutional clients. MSUSA is one of only 22 firms designated as a Primary Dealer in U.S. Government and Agency securities. MSUSA also is a U.S. registered futures commission merchant (“FCM”) and a member of most international futuresexchanges. MSUSA’s parent company, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., is a top-tier, full-service, Japanese securities firm and a core member of the Mizuho Financial Group.
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), based in Japan, is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering a broad range of financial services including banking, securities, trust and asset management, credit card, private banking services, and venture capital through its group companies. The group has approximately 55,000 staff working in more than 880 offices in over 35 countries and territories and total assets of over $1.58 trillion as of March 31, 2015. Its core global corporate banking entity, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., has offices throughout Japan, the U.S., the Americas, and the world, providing financial and strategic solutions to major corporations, financial institutions and public sector entities. For more information, please visit http://www.mizuho-fg.co.jp/english/