NEW YORK, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mizuho Americas today announced the hiring of Edward Heaney as Managing Director and Head of US Equity Sales, and Jeremy Scott as Senior Restaurant and Protein Analyst, to accelerate the expansion and strengthening of Mizuho's US equity platform. Both hires will be based in New York, with Heaney reporting to Matt DeSalvo, Head of US Equities, and Scott reporting to Sheryl Skolnick, Managing Director and Director of US Equity Research.
Heaney comes to Mizuho from CLSA Americas where he was Managing Director, Head of Institutional US Equity Sales and responsible for developing and executing a strategic US growth plan, resulting in improved McLagan rankings and the addition of 165 new clients, while doubling the number of average clients trading per day. He previously worked at EverKey Global Partners and Morgan Stanley in senior equity sales roles.
Scott also joins Mizuho from CLSA, where he served as Vice President and Senior Analyst for more than seven years, covering mid to large-cap companies in the restaurant, protein, packaged food and agribusiness sectors. His multi-sector expertise also includes extensive analysis of Chinese consumption and building robust predictive models. He previously worked with MSCI Barra, formerly Morgan Stanley, as a Financial Planning and Analysis Associate.
"We are committed to the ongoing expansion of our equities platform and our business overall," said Matt DeSalvo, Head of US Equities at Mizuho Americas. "Our diversified equity sales and research teams ensure that we are well ahead of client and market demands, allowing us to continue the aggressive growth trajectory that has defined the past few years."
Since January 2017, Mizuho has added four Managing Directors to its equity team, across both trading and capital markets divisions. The firm also continues to deepen its equity sales, while strategically transitioning industry coverage to ensure alignment with client needs and investor appetite.
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.co.jp/english.
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