Mizuho Americas, an asset manager and provider of corporate and investment banking services, has continued adding to its fixed income unit with the appointment of Traci Creange as its newest Managing Director and Head of US Floating Rate Notes, Credit Trading.
Mizuho America’s latest hire represents one of the group’s most senior additions to date. Ms. Creange will be strengthening its fixed income team, joining Mizuho Americas from Deutsche Bank. She has worked in the financial services industry for the past fifteen years.
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She worked as a Director at Deutsche Bank for over two years dating back to 2015, with additional stops at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President, as well as Mizuho during an earlier stint between 2011-2014. She has spent the majority of her career in the credit trading space, with roles at Jefferies & Company as its Senior Vice President, Credit Trading and Associate Director of Credit Trading at Bear Stearns, dating back to 2002, according to information made public on her Linkedin profile.
Nearly a year ago, 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.
Since then, Mizuho Americas has been aggressively hiring personnel for its Americas operations – since tapping Hiroshi Suehiro as its Americas Head and CEO, Mizuho Americas has brought in a plethora of senior staff. More recently, last month saw the additions of Managing Directors James Lee and Tom McCrohan in the group’s equities research division.