NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 18, 2016) - Mizuho Americas has announced the appointment of Thomas Hartnett as Senior Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading. In this role, Hartnett will lead Mizuho's US execution and distribution capabilities for clients across all fixed income asset classes, including rates, investment grade and high-yield credit, emerging markets and securitized products.
In addition, Hartnett will be tasked with driving product initiatives critical to further enhancing Mizuho's growing US business. He will report to Jerry Rizzieri, President and CEO of Mizuho Securities USA.
Prior to joining Mizuho, Hartnett spent the majority of his career with Deutsche Bank, where he held senior fixed income leadership positions in multiple product areas including derivatives, cash rate products, municipal capital markets and corporate bonds. As Head of North America Interest Rates for Deutsche Bank, Hartnett built one of the leading rates platforms in the industry as ranked by clients for the past three years.
"We continue to invest in strengthening and diversifying our product offering in order to better serve clients," said Rizzieri. "Tom's strong track record in both developing and leading key product areas makes him a great addition to our team."
Hartnett received his MBA from Columbia University and is currently a board member of Swarthmore College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in engineering.
About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas comprises several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho's operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG) is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 56,000 employees working in over 900 offices in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia. At the end of March 2016, its total assets were $1.8 trillion.