Mizuho makes senior derivatives trading appointments

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Mizuho have announced the appointments of Charles Minton and Shelta Kodjo to its derivatives trading business. Minton will serve as Head of XVA Derivatives Trading and Kodjo as Head of Quantitative Strategies. Both are Managing Directors and report to Takehiko Ariga, Managing Director and Head of Global Derivatives Trading for Mizuho Capital Markets.

Mizuho hires new MD and head of investment healthcare banking in North America

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Mizuho Americas has hired Jason Fertig as Managing Director and Head of Healthcare Investment Banking for its North American banking business. Jason joins Mizuho’s growing North American investment banking franchise with a mandate to develop the firm’s equity, M&A and strategic capital raising advisory capabilities for clients in the healthcare sector, primarily in the specialty pharmaceuticals, biotech, life sciences and emerging medical technology verticals.

Mizuho Americas makes new addition to fixed income team

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Mizuho Americas announced the addition of Subhathra Pavan to its fixed income sales team. In her new role, Pavan will focus on expanding the firm’s fixed income distribution capabilities in a number of securitized product areas critical to Mizuho’s growing US client base. In addition, Pavan will lead all domestic bank and government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) sales coverage strategy for the US fixed income business.

Nomura bankers depart to rivals

Four Nomura investment bankers, each managing directors covering major industries, were among 17 employees who left voluntarily since the bank cut pay and personnel in the Americas, according to people with knowledge of the moves.