In his new role, Castanon will help further expand Mizuho’s public finance business by providing municipal credit analysis and client relationship management services. He will be based in New York and report to Bran Raskovic, Managing Director and Head of Public Finance.
Castanon’s twenty-one years of commercial banking experience have focused exclusively on covering municipal finance clients as a new business development officer, client relationship manager and credit analyst. Before joining Mizuho, he served as a Vice President in MUFG Union Bank’s Public Finance Department, following nearly a decade as a Director in KBC Bank’s Public Finance business. Castanon’s clients included major state, regional and local governments, healthcare, public higher education, private higher education, public utilities, housing agencies, K-12 public education, transportation and special district issuers of municipal debt nationally with responsibilities in variable rate debt issuance, fixed rate debt issuance and direct funded loans.
Andrew Dewing, Executive Officer and Head of US Corporate Finance for Mizuho, stated, 'The appointment of John Castanon to our growing public finance business further strengthens the Mizuho corporate finance and investment banking platform and reinforces our continued commitment to helping clients achieve their financial objectives.'