Mizuho Americas Hires Head of Derivatives Trading

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Mizuho Americas has announced the appointment of Massimo Tassan-Solet as Managing Director and Head of Derivatives Trading. In this role, Tassan-Solet will lead Mizuho’s US derivative trading activities, which currently includes Rates and Foreign Exchange products.

In addition, Tassan-Solet will serve as a key leader in Mizuho’s investment strategy for the overall derivatives platform, as part of the broader expansion underway at Mizuho Americas. He will report to Thomas Hartnett, Head of Fixed Income Sales & Trading for Mizuho Americas.

Prior to joining Mizuho, Tassan-Solet served in senior positions in both the hedge fund industry and on the sell-side, including at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. In his leadership roles on the sell-side, Tassan-Solet has been recognized for building industry-leading options trading businesses, as ranked by clients.

“Massimo brings a wealth of experience and client relationships to our derivatives business,” said Hartnett. “As we continue to invest in our product capabilities for clients, his background in business development, risk management and trading technology make him a great addition to the Mizuho team.”

Tassan-Solet received his Masters of Science in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano).


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