Mizuho International announces appointment within its Rates business

November 23, 2020

London, 23 November 2020: Mizuho International, the London based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, has appointed Jason Cohen as a Managing Director and Head of Linear Derivatives Trading. Cohen’s appointment is effective immediately.

In this newly created role, Cohen will report to Asif Godall, Head of Global Markets EMEA, and will lead the development of Mizuho’s linear derivatives trading business across G4 currencies.

Asif Godall comments, “Jason has a deep knowledge of the derivatives market, its changing market structure, trading and building client businesses. His appointment is part of our ongoing efforts to build out our derivatives business for both corporate and institutional clients where he will be working closely with Mizuho’s trading hubs in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York in developing our global derivatives client platform. We are absolutely delighted that he is joining our team and look forward to his valuable contribution.”

Cohen joins Mizuho from Citibank where he spent 12 years, most recently as Head of European swaps. Cohen’s previous roles were in interest rate derivatives trading roles at Bear Stearns, WestLB, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.



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 has a Branch in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (for which the operating name is Mizuho International plc (DIFC Branch)). Mizuho International has a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH, in Frankfurt, Germany. Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH has a Branch in Madrid, Spain.


For further information, contact:

Gayle Rodrigues
Head, Marketing & Communications
Mizuho EMEA
[email protected]

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