Our Equities Division is committed to our institutional investors and to our corporate clients. We have an entrepreneurial culture filled with people who have a growth mindset and are passionate about identifying solutions for clients, new ideas, and the capital markets.
Aligned with Mizuho’s industry strengths, our Equities division is focused on providing alpha generating ideas for investors, and increasing liquidity solutions for both our institutional clients and our corporate clients. We set a goal of becoming a new kind of bank, embracing change and the industry evolution. With the right tools – the skills and ingenuity, the credibility, and the balance sheet – we aim to compete stride-for-stride with long-dominant US banks. And we are succeeding.
Our approach and actions are underpinned by our core values:
Our trusted trading teams are tenured, with an average of 15 years of experience, and are known for fostering long term partnerships while prudently using the firm’s capital to find creative liquidity solutions for our clients.
High Touch Trading
Delta One Swap Trading
Corporate Equity Derivatives
US and Asian Cash Trading and Electronic Trading
Program Trading, ETF Trading, and ETF Create/Redeem services
Our Equity Finance team is actively involved in securities borrowing and lending in the US, as well as most major markets. In addition to securities lending, the Equity Finance team can transact via SWAP, Reversal Conversion, Single Stock Future (SSF), and Index Futures.
Equity Swaps providing our clients with synthetic exposure via total return swap
Equity Derivatives offering Corporates, Mizuho Retail Clients, and Asset Managers full service solutions around hedging, monetization, yield enhancement, and asset replacement
SPAC Distribution and Trading
Convertibles Distribution and Trading
Our global equity research team comprises 65+ top-ranked economists, strategists and research analysts in Japan, Hong Kong and the US, providing macro insights and proprietary analysis and recommendations on some 900 companies in Asia and the Americas. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with one-on-one access to top management at leading public and private companies and renowned, independent experts, through customized trips in Asia and the Americas and larger, thematic conferences.
#1 ranking for Japanese Equity Research in the latest 2020 Greenwich Survey with 20 analysts ranked Top 3 for their sector coverage.
#1 Advisory ranking, 2020 Greenwich Japanese Equities Survey
#1 ranking for both large cap and small cap Japan Corporate Access in the 2020 Greenwich Survey
Our Corporate Access team leverages relationships across Mizuho Financial Group to offer unparalleled access to investors and corporates. Thematic, content-driven corporate access events such as non-deal roadshows, conferences, seminars, and investor tours provide a platform for the exchange of actionable ideas. By participating in our events, our corporate clients can strategically expand their investor base and institutional investor clients can make more informed investment decisions.
Over 50% of the companies featured each year are outside the Mizuho Equity Research Coverage universe
Thematic large scale events include an Energy Summit, Healthcare REIT Conference, Cybersecurity Summit, Therapeutics Expert Seminar, Software Tour, and Utility Summit
Customized reverse non-deal roadshows, bespoke conference calls, and virtual events planned with a “One Mizuho” client-first approach
4,100+ US Corporate Access meetings arranged in 2019 (increased from 1,100 in 2015)
300+ unique and public corporates featured in 2019, and ~200 of these best in class companies accessed Japanese institutional investors.
Serve as a bridge for North American investors and Japanese Corporates in collaboration with the Corporate Access team in Tokyo.
Mizuho investor conferences in Tokyo host nearly 350 Japanese companies and offer thematic seminars and tours in Japan
Annually host 100+ Japanese Corporates for roadshows and conferences in North America
Reverse roadshow team in Tokyo arranges 500+ conference calls and 75+ customized trips to Japan for North American investors yearly