Mizuho International Appoints Head of Equity Sales & Trading

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Mizuho International has announced the appointment of Andrew Hunter as Managing Director, Head of Equity Sales and Trading.

Hunter joins Mizuho International with more than 20 years’ experience in the Japanese equity market. He was most recently Head of Japan Equities in Tokyo for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Prior to this he was Co-Head of Japanese Equities for UBS in Tokyo for the last two years of an 11 year tenure with UBS, where he held various global and pan-Asian equity positions. Andrew has an excellent track record of building and sustaining successful businesses in his sector.

Reporting directly to Michiel de Jong, President & CEO of Mizuho International in London, and in Tokyo to Yohei Osade, Global Head of Pan-Asian Equity Products and Spyridon Mentzas, Deputy Head of Pan-Asian Equity for global products, Andrew replaces Richard Hoskin who left Mizuho International in December 2012.

Commenting on the appointment, de Jong said: 'I am very happy to welcome Andrew Hunter to Mizuho International. His extensive Japanese and pan-Asian equities experience will prove invaluable in delivering a top rated equities franchise as we integrate Mizuho’s global platform and continue to build out our client business'.

Commenting, Osade said: 'Andrew Hunter is a great leader with strong teamwork spirit. I am sure that he will strive to bring our global equity franchise to the next level. Not only is he is well known by global equity investors, but also by senior management of many Japanese corporates'.

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