NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA) (
John Koudounis, President and CEO, MSUSA, commented, "Clients rely on our sales and trading capabilities to help them navigate the markets, make better informed investment decisions and successfully reach all their financial objectives. With the addition of such high-quality capital markets professionals to our equity distribution platform, together with a strong product range and Mizuho's global reach, we are now even better positioned to help clients compete and find opportunities in any market conditions in the world."
Mr. Bai stated, "While many firms are abandoning the cash equity business, we believe that it is a great time to continue the build-out of our platform. Hiring talent of this caliber to enhance our U.S. equity sales effort is a further sign of our commitment to building a team of seasoned professionals dedicated to providing clients with value-added investment ideas and analysis."
Mr. Orsi, formerly of Lazard Capital Markets, joins as an Executive Director, bringing over twenty years of equity sales experience and deep West Coast institutional client relationships with him to Mizuho. Mr. Dalton, who comes from Macquarie Securities, will also enhance MSUSA's West Coast equity sales coverage as a Director. Mr. Leggat, with extensive equity markets experience and strong relationships with Boston-based institutional clients, joins as an Executive Director.
About Mizuho Securities USA
Mizuho Securities USA Inc. is a U.S. registered broker-dealer headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hoboken (NJ), Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London (UK). MSUSA provides a wide range of fixed income and equity securities products and investment banking services to institutional clients. MSUSA is one of only 21 firms designated as a Primary Dealer in U.S. Government and Agency securities. MSUSA also is a U.S. registered futures commission merchant ("FCM") and a member of most international futures exchanges. MSUSA's parent company, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., is a top-tier, full-service, Japanese securities firm and a core member of the Mizuho Financial Group. http://www.mizuhosecurities.com
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