Joy Ferrer
Vice President, Syndicated Finance

Years in the industry: 22
Area of focus: Primary and secondary loan transactions, distressed trades, operations
School: Rutgers University

 

What do you do at Mizuho?
I am part of a team that is responsible for supporting multiple business promotion units for secondary trade closings and third party agency reviews. I also prepare and maintain various reports for different departments, as well as coordinate audits and compliance requirements.

What are Mizuho's culture and people like?
Mizuho promotes a collaborative environment where people can flourish and be successful as individuals and as a team. Mizuho cares about its people. It takes the time to educate and train you to make sure that you reach your full potential. I also like the friendliness and openness of the people that I work with on a daily basis. You can go to anyone, ask them a question, and they’re always willing to help you out.

How is Mizuho different from other places you've worked?
I previously worked at another financial institution, where you have to figure things out without guidance. However, at Mizuho, they really invest in you by offering programs to help you grow your role.

What’s a particularly proud moment you’ve had here?
I’ve managed a tremendous number of loan closings, contributed significantly to a major deal which required closing 400 trades, efficiently settled 600+ primary and secondary trades, closed 700+ third party agency assignments, and assisted in KYC registration for the onboarding of 500+ accounts.

What’s something you’ve learned from another culture?
It’s easy to question and judge cultures that are different than yours. I’ve learned to be patient and more open-minded. Interact with local people, eat local food and learn their customs/traditions are ways that I’ve experienced and appreciate fully.