Mizuho Hires Massimo Tassan-Solet as Head of Derivatives Trading

May 18, 2017

New York – Mizuho Americas has announced the appointment of Massimo Tassan-Solet as Managing Director and Head of Derivatives Trading. In this role, Tassan-Solet will lead Mizuho’s US derivative trading activities, which currently includes Rates and Foreign Exchange products.

In addition, Tassan-Solet will serve as a key leader in Mizuho’s investment strategy for the overall derivatives platform, as part of the broader expansion underway at Mizuho Americas. He will report to Thomas Hartnett, Head of Fixed Income Sales & Trading for Mizuho Americas.

Prior to joining Mizuho, Tassan-Solet served in senior positions in both the hedge fund industry and on the sell-side, including at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. In his leadership roles on the sell-side, Tassan-Solet has been recognized for building industry-leading options trading businesses, as ranked by clients.

“Massimo brings a wealth of experience and client relationships to our derivatives business,” said Hartnett. “As we continue to invest in our product capabilities for clients, his background in business development, risk management and trading technology make him a great addition to the Mizuho team.”

Tassan-Solet received his Masters of Science in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano).

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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