Mizuho wins three 2024 Markets Choice Awards

May 9, 2024

John Panichi wins Excellence in Trading Award

New York, May 9, 2024 – Mizuho Americas today announced it has won three Markets Choice Awards at the 2024 Markets Choice gala in New York City. John Panichi, Managing Director, Head of US Equity Sales Trading, received the Excellence in Trading award; Mizuho Americas’ futures desk won Best in Clearing; and Best Agency Trading Desk went to its agency mortgage-backed securities team. 

Excellence in Trading: Panichi was recognized as an outstanding thematic trader who can correlate market trends and act quickly to offer actionable ideas to clients.

Best in Clearing: Mizuho’s rapidly growing clearing business was selected for its proven effectiveness in providing clients with best execution solutions.  

Best Agency Trading Desk: Mizuho was awarded for its rapid emergence as a leader in agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS).

The award ceremony was held at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City. 

About Mizuho Americas

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. is the 15th largest bank in the world as measured by total assets of ~$2 trillion, according to S&P Global 2022. Mizuho’s 60,000 employees worldwide offer comprehensive financial services to clients in 36 countries and 800 offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. 

Mizuho Americas is a leading provider of corporate and investment banking, capital markets, equity and fixed income sales & trading, derivatives, FX, custody, and research to corporate, private equity, and institutional clients in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Through its acquisition of Greenhill, Mizuho provides M&A, restructuring, and private capital advisory capabilities across Americas, Europe, and Asia. Mizuho employs approximately 3,500 professionals, for more information visit www.mizuhoamericas.com.

For inquiries, please contact:
Jim Gorman
Executive Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
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Laura London
Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
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