Mizuho appoints Tico Hakobian as Head of Rates Derivatives Trading

November 28, 2022

London, 28 November 2022: Mizuho International, the London based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, has announced the appointment of Tico Hakobian as Head of Rates Derivatives Trading.

Hakobian will lead Mizuho EMEA’s efforts in continuing to work with our trading hubs in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York – drawing on our global capabilities to fully leverage the information, technology and legal vehicles available to our clients. He will report into Asif Godall, Head of Global Markets, EMEA.

Commenting on the appointment, Godall said, “I am delighted Tico has joined us. He has the tenacity and expertise to drive the growth we aspire to as part of our ongoing efforts to build out our derivatives business for our corporate and institutional clients.”

Hakobian has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets and extensive knowledge of the derivatives market. Hakobian joins us from Australia New Zealand Banking Group in New York, where as Head of New York Interest Rates Trading, he established and led a full service trading desk.  Prior to this, he has held senior interest rate trading roles with Credit Agricole and Citigroup.



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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