Mizuho Announces New President & CEO for Securities

March 8, 2016

Jerry Rizzieri Promoted to President & CEO

New York – Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA), the U.S. investment banking subsidiary of the global Mizuho Financial Group, today announced the appointment of Jerry Rizzieri as President & CEO, effective March 10, 2016. Rizzieri joined MSUSA in 2010 and has served as Executive Managing Director and Fixed Income Division Head since 2011. He is the successor as President & CEO to John Koudounis who has decided to leave the firm to pursue an opportunity which has not yet been publicly announced with an asset management company.

During the tenure of John Koudounis, MSUSA has grown in terms of profitability, number of clients, and product diversification. As Head of Fixed Income, Rizzieri has played a key role in the significant development of MSUSA’s sales, trading and origination capabilities in rates, credit, emerging markets and securitized products, adding senior personnel to strengthen existing businesses and building out the firm’s product platform.

“In my new role as President & CEO, I intend to build on our strong foundation and record of success,” Rizzieri said. “Our continued expansion of product offerings is a strategic priority. Together with our affiliate, Mizuho Bank, we are committed to providing clients with the most comprehensive array of funding, investment and hedging opportunities.”


About Mizuho
Mizuho Securities USA Inc. is a U.S. registered broker-dealer headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hoboken, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London (UK). MSUSA provides a wide range offixed 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 domestic and international futures exchanges. 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 abroad 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 39 countries and territories and total assets of over $1.6 trillion as of December 31, 2016. 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/  

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