Newly Launched Mizuho Subsidiary Taps Thomas Hartnett as Head of Fixed Income

Mr. Hartnett will serve as the group’s Senior Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading.

Mizuho Americas, the group’s recently launched US subsidiary, has announced its newest hire, adding Thomas Hartnett as its Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading, who steps into the role with immediate effect, according to a company statement.

Back on July 1, Mizuho launched its US holding company, Mizuho Americas LLC, which is comprised of a host of legal entities, aggregating corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, and research services for clients in North America.

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Mr. Hartnett will serve as the group’s Senior Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading – in this capacity, his mandate is to oversee and steer Mizuho’s US execution and distribution capabilities for clients across all fixed income asset classes. This includes rates, investment grade and high-yield credit, emerging markets, and securitized products.

Moreover, Mr. Hartnett will also help foster product initiatives critical to further enhancing Mizuho’s growing US business, whilst reporting to Jerry Rizzieri, President and CEO of Mizuho Securities USA. Prior to landing at Mizuho, Mr. Hartnett held several senior level roles at Deutsche Bank, primarily across the fixed income space – he also dealt with assets such as derivatives, cash rate products, municipal capital markets, and corporate bonds.

According to Mr. Rizzieri in a recent statement on the hire: “We continue to invest in strengthening and diversifying our product offering in order to better serve clients. Tom’s strong track record in both developing and leading key product areas makes him a great addition to our team.”

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