New York – Mizuho Americas today announced the appointment of Brian Zarahn, CFA, as Managing Director for Mizuho Securities’ Energy, Power and Alternative Energy sector in North America. Brian willcover Energy Infrastructure and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) out of Mizuho’s San Francisco office, and willreport to Sheryl R. Skolnick, Ph.D., Director of Research for Mizuho Securities USA.
Zarahn has eleven years of bulge bracket equity research experience, most recently as a Director and Senior Equity Research analyst at Barclays, where he covered the energy master limited partnership (MLP) sector. Prior to Barclays, he worked as an equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers, covering MLPs since 2007 and the paperand forest product sector since 2005. Previous to Wall Street, Zarahn served for six years in Washington D.C. as a legislative analyst in the U.S. House of Representatives and as congressional relations manager at the National Endowment for Democracy.
“As a cornerstone of our business, expanding our research platform remains a priority for the US Equities team," said Matt DeSalvo, Head of US Equities at Mizuho Americas. “Brian's appointment reinforces our commitment to raising the quality of research across our equities platform and providing unique investment insight to our clients.”
“Brian’s extensive experience and knowledge in the energy sector, particularly in energy MLPs, is critical to advancing our offering in this space,” said Skolnick. "He will be instrumental in growing our coverage universe and delivering the exceptional depth of expertise we pride ourselves on."
In addition to Energy, Power and Alternative Energy, Mizuho Securities USA boasts a strong research platform across the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, real estate, technology and retail sectors.
About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas comprises several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network.
The Mizuho Americas group of companies is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.(NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The Group has over 56,000 employees in 920 offices in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas,EMEA, and Asia. At the end of 2015, its total assets were $1.6 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at http://www.mizuho-fg.co.jp/english/