New York – Mizuho Americas today announced the hiring of Simon Male to lead the Asia ex-Japan sales effort from its New York office. With a focus on North Asia markets, Simon will further develop and strengthen Mizuho’s foothold in the Asia ex-Japan region.
Simon brings more than twenty-five years of experience in Asian equities markets, both on the buy- and sell-side. Prior to Mizuho, Simon served as Head of Asian Equity Sales for Auerbach Grayson and spent twelve years at BNP Paribas in Asian equity sales, where he was responsible for broad service provision to asset management clients, including sales of equities research, bespoke research projects, tailored ideas presentations and corporate access. Prior to BNP, he managed Hong Kong and Asian small cap portfolios for LGT Asset Management (now Invesco), based in Hong Kong.
“Simon’s experience and knowledge of the Asian markets makes him an invaluable asset as Mizuho continues to expand our equity offerings across the globe,” said Matthew DeSalvo, Head of Equities, Mizuho Securities USA. “Bringing Simon on board is the latest in a series of high-profile appointments across our equities, fixed income and research divisions.”
Simon is a highly sought-after contributor and media guest among top financial broadcast networks and publications, which often seek his insight on Asian markets. He attended the University of Oxford, receiving an MA in History and Economics.
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. Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG) 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 working in over 900 offices in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia. At the end of March 2016, its total assets were $1.8 trillion.