Assisting our clients to actively manage portfolios and optimise risk profiles through providing our own expertise in interpreting the macroeconomic outlook in conjunction with specific micro level relative value recommendations.
We provide an extensive range of fixed income products and solutions to a wide range of institutional investors across the EMEA region and globally.
Our market leading traders, salespeople and strategists are focused on specific products or regions, each with a high level of relevant expertise within their area of specialisation.
Our clients include asset managers, insurance companies, pension funds, central banks, sovereign wealth funds/agencies, supranational entities, hedge funds, specialist credit firms, family offices, international banks, private banks and corporates.
We are actively market-making the following products for clients.
Rates cash markets:
- European Rates: European Government Bonds (EGBs),
- Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs);
- United States Treasuries (USTs);
- Sovereign, Supra’s & Agencies; and
- Rates Repo Financing.
Our multi-asset strategy team provide investment ideas tailored to the profile of our respective clients, ranging from broad macro asset-allocation views to relative value trade ideas for absolute return funds to deep-dives on distressed credit situations to quantitative analysis on trading flows.
Rates derivatives markets:
We provide market making services in vanilla interest rate derivatives to a wide range of institutional and wholesale clients, in addition to other entities within the wider Mizuho Group, predominantly focusing on the core G4 Euro, Dollar, Yen and Sterling currencies. These derivative products include:
- Fixed to floating;
- Overnight index and variable notional swaps; and
- Cross-currency swaps
We maintain full back office support for our derivative operations, allowing rapid response to clients and incorporating specialist operations, legal and compliance support. With sophisticated risk management functionality, we are able to offer efficient execution whilst comprehensively managing market and credit risks.
We are an LCH SwapClear direct clearing member as well as fully compliant with European EMIR reporting regulations
- Investment Grade Corporates;
- Senior Financials;
- High Beta Credit (Cross Over, High Yield, Bank Capital);
- Emerging Markets;
- Credit/EM Repo Financing;
- Securitised Products;
- Loans; and
- Special Situations/Distressed/Illiquids
We operate across the major currencies with a particular focus on EUR, USD and JPY.
Our focus in secondary Fixed Income is specifically aligned to our Primary DCM objective with turnover in the bonds of our key issuer clients a priority for the business.
As an active market-maker and participant on the electronic trading platforms, we provide targeted liquidity for clients with a focus on facilitating risk transfer; we make extensive use of our sophisticated electronic trading technology in accessing a wide investor base and delivering market-leading execution. Our highly experienced sales team hold key client relationships and have in-depth expertise by region, ensuring value-added, solutions-driven sales coverage for our clients across the EMEA region and globally in partnership with other Mizuho Securities entities.
Through our established profile on electronic trading platforms and via our dedicated network of sales and trading teams, we provide a seamless advisory and execution service for our clients.
Our market-leading strategists provide thought-provoking strategic insight and investment ideas for clients as well as proactive bespoke comment in reaction to current market events and trends.
Fixed Income offered by Mizuho International plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. and Mizuho Bank, Ltd
We deliver both the global reach and local knowledge to help our clients manage currency risk exposure.
Our strategic consultation, superior execution and excellence in FX research make us a full-service market-maker and active liquidity provider in all major OTC currency markets.
For our corporate clients, we provide hedging solutions, focusing on liability risk management and structured deposits. To better coordinate risk management activities, our teams are at the ready, around the world—New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai.
Foreign Exchange offered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd
Our highly experienced international equity team is a pan-Asian, full-service securities group covering institutional clients in the UK and continental Europe.
We provide pan-Asian equity sales and research, corporate access and execution. This service encompasses cash, as well as convertible bonds and derivative products. We are also a leading primary distributor of both Japanese equities and equity-related new issues.
Equities offered by Mizuho International plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
- Structured Notes from Mizuho and third party issuers;
- Repackaged notes;
- Creation of exposures to meet specific investor demands; and
- Incorporation of forex, rates, credit and equity overlays.
- Structured funding solutions secured against securities portfolios and assets
- Mizuho International Agency Securities Finance offer discrete, innovative & high performance services to an exclusive client base.
- A truly collaborative service that enhances client’s core business strategies and strengthens key relationships.
Structured Trading and Financing offered by Mizuho International plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.