London, 24 May 2021: Mizuho International, the London based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, has strengthened its Rates Trading team with three new appointments, all reporting to Jason Cohen, Head of Linear Rates Trading.
Kevin Broughton has joined the Swaps desk with responsibility for USD trading in Europe. He has extensive USD rates experience, most recently at the Royal Bank of Canada, with previous roles at Morgan Stanley, The Bank of Nova Scotia, and Toronto Dominion Bank.
Further supporting the growth of Mizuho’s rates trading franchise, David Li has also joined the Swaps desk with a focus across the G4 swap markets. He was most recently at Millenium Capital Partners LLP.
Broughton and Li joined the investment bank in May.
In July, the team will be further strengthened with the addition of Andra Belcea as Head of Cross Currency Swaps. She joins Mizuho from Société Générale in Hong Kong where she was trading cross currency swaps and FX forwards. She was previously at RBS in a variety of trading and capital markets roles.
Commenting on the appointments, Jason Cohen, Head of Linear Rates Trading at Mizuho International said, “We continue to grow and expand our European rates platform for the benefit of our clients within both the Securities business and Mizuho Bank. As such, these three new appointments will seek to further enhance our capabilities and client coverage, deepening our presence and offering in EMEA.”
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.
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