Mizuho International plc, the UK-based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., has appointed Andrew Feachem and Juan Carlos Martorell to the respective positions of Managing Director and joint co-Heads of Structured Solutions, according to a Mizuho statement.
In their new roles as Managing Director and co-Heads of Structured Solutions, both Mr. Feachem and Mr. Martorell will be focusing on Mizuho’s Fixed Income business. They will also be responsible for developing the (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) EMEA Structured Solutions business, helping leverage interactions and partnerships with other Mizuho entities.
Both individuals join Mizuho from Lazard & Co Limited, having served in its Derivatives and Credit Advisory business. Additionally, the pair has also worked together at ABN Amro Bank N.V.
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According to Yasuhiro Shibata, Deputy President & Head of Global Markets, EMEA at Mizuho International plc in a recent statement on the appointments, “These key appointments demonstrate our continued progress in expanding our product capabilities and bringing value to our growing client base.
Their experience and proven track-record in structured products and client solutions will be essential as we develop this important business line within Mizuho International and the wider Group. We look forward to their strategic insight and leadership qualities adding value to our business,” he added.
The appointment follows just one month after Mizuho Securities USA, the US investment subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE: MFG), brought in Eric Shenker as the group’s Managing Director and Head of US Equity Trading.