Mizuho Americas Announces Senior Equity Trading Appointments

January 20, 2017

New York – Mizuho Americas today announced the expansion of its US equity platform, hiring Mark McLain and Peter Heller as Managing Directors to focus on equity trading across utilities and energy sectors. Based in New York, they will report to Eric Shenker, Managing Director and Head of Equity Trading at Mizuho Americas.
“We continue to invest in our equity platform in order to meet the growing needs of our clients,” said Matt DeSalvo, Head of US Equities at Mizuho Americas. “The addition of Mark and Peter demonstrates our commitment to hiring senior traders with deep expertise.”

In his role at Mizuho, Mark McLain will focus on utilities and MLPs equity trading. McLain previously served as Managing Director at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., where he headed power and energy trading on the institutional desk and gained distinction as a top producing sales trader at the firm. 
Peter Heller joins Mizuho to head up trading for the energy and industrial sectors. In his previous role as Head of Trading at CRT/Sterne Agee, he oversaw all capital commitment for the desk, with expertise across energy, utility, industrial and materials sectors.

Mizuho’s US equity platform continues to grow and gain traction, with a collection of senior additions over the past year. Most recently, Mizuho added two senior analysts to its equity research team and announced senior hires on the event-driven stocks team.

About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising 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. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com

Mizuho Americas 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 900 offices and 56,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. At the end of 2016, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at mizuho-fg.co.jp/english.  

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