New York, November 15, 2017 – ​Mizuho Americas announces the establishment of its Energy Execution Desk to complement the current futures execution and clearing offerings of its Securities Division.  The new desk will add a higher level of niche service in executing orders and facilitating trading in the energy sector, building upon the group's existing specialization in clearing sales for crude products and natural gas futures and options.

"We have been a trusted energy futures clearing agent for years and we have grown with the success of our securities division," said John Murphy, Executive Managing Director & Head of Futures Division, Mizuho Securities.  "By establishing this desk, we can better define our offering and further leverage our diverse set of products to enhance our relationship brokerage business and robust banking activities."  ​

The desk will be run by veteran Energy Futures Strategists Bob Yawger and Rory McAuley.

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.