Mizuho hires head of Asian fixed income trading
20 August 2013
News, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan
By Asia Asset Management
Mizuho Securities Asia Limited (MHSA) has appointed Damian Rowe as managing director and head of fixed income trading for Asia Pacific (excluding Japan). Based in Hong Kong, his appointment is part of Mizuho’s strategic efforts to grow its client-focused pan-Asia fixed income sales and trading businesses.
As one of Asia’s largest bond houses, Mizuho offers unique underwriting, sales and trading solutions to its diverse and growing client base. Mr. Rowe and the fixed income teams at MHSA will be instrumental in strengthening Mizuho’s fixed income credentials in this region. MHSA trades high yield and investment grade Asian credits and is a leader in the CNH market. In addition to overseeing the ongoing investment into people and product capabilities, Mr. Rowe will also trade and manage the investment grade book for Mizuho and its clients.
Commenting on Mr. Rowe’s appointment, Hideyuki Kawashima, president and CEO of MHSA, noted: “Mizuho aims to be the top financial group in Asia and becoming one of the top houses in the Asian bond markets is an important part of this strategy. MHSA’s fixed income business offers global clients a broad fixed income product platform and market information delivered by experienced professionals. Our expanding client list covers the world, with relationships that include central banks, banks, municipalities, hedge funds, asset managers and insurance companies.”
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