London, 12 December 2018: Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Koichi Iida, “Mizuho Securities”), a core group company of Mizuho Financial Group (President & CEO: Tatsufumi Sakai), announced that Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH (“Mizuho Securities Europe”), established in Frankfurt as a subsidiary of Mizuho International plc (a UK subsidiary of Mizuho Securities), was granted a MiFID investment services license by BaFin (Germany’s “Federal Financial Supervisory Authority”).
Mizuho Securities Europe continues to carry out preparations to commence business operations in March 2019, which in the event of a hard Brexit scenario will allow for a smooth and uninterrupted continuation of origination and trading activities with clients.
About Mizuho International plc:
Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International) is the London based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. With a primary focus on client based activities, its wide range of services includes sales and trading in both debt and equity securities, the underwriting of new issues and M&A advisory services. Mizuho International is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, and is a member of the London Stock Exchange and LCH.Clearnet Limited.
Mizuho International also has an office in Frankfurt, Germany and in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Head, Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 (0)2070906213