Mizuho Americas, an asset manager and provider of corporate and investment banking services, has continued adding to its equity business with the appointment of Susan Gilbertson as its newest Director of US Equity Research for Mizuho Securities USA.
Mizuho America’s latest hire represents one of the group’s most senior additions to date. Ms. Gilbertson will be strengthening the company’s research product and will be tasked with managing the continued growth of the firm’s coverage universe. She will report to and work with Matthew DeSalvo, Head of Equities, in managing the firm’s Equity Research Department.
Ms. Gilbertson has been involved in the securities industry for nearly three decades. She joins Mizuho from Jefferies, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Equity Research.
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Prior to Jefferies, Ms. Gilbertson served as Managing Director and Head of Equity Research at Cathay Financial LLC, and previously in similar positions at ABN AMRO, Paribas and Bankers Trust.
Commenting on the appointment, Matthew DeSalvo, said: “We are excited to have Susan lead our US Research effort, whose influence is gaining recognition in the industry and mindshare among clients. Her ability to leverage technology and research best practices will be supplemented by a firm with resources in 40 countries, deep relationships with corporates and investors and a top-rated Japan research team. I am confident Susan will help create products that are valuable, distinct and exclusively Mizuho.”
In 2016, Japanese parent firm, Mizuho Financial Group launched Mizuho Americas, which has since grown as a North American banking holding entity. The group comprises a host of legal entities, aggregating segments in the corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, and research services spaces for clients in North America.