New York, October 12, 2017 – Mizuho Americas today announced the establishment of Program Trading and Electronic Trading to complement the equity offerings of its securities division.

“Adding program and electronic trading will help enhance the effectiveness and amplify the quality of the investment opportunities created by our expanding equity research analyst team, high-touch trading desk and domestic and international sales trading teams,” said Matthew DeSalvo, Head of Equities, Mizuho Securities. “We are pleased to offer these services as a continuation of our commitment to acting as valuable partners for clients seeking effective trades in a difficult investing environment.”

Mizuho has appointed George Nikitiadis, Managing Director, head of program trading and Lindsey Burik, Executive Director, head of electronic trading. Program and electronic trading join a platform with a range of origination, sales, trading, research and strategy in fixed income, equities and futures across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 56,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. At the end of 2016, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at mizuho-fg.com.