New York, June 14, 2019 – Mizuho Americas today announced Mizuho Securities ranked #1 for commission-weighted Japan equity research and overall sales and corporate access service quality in the Greenwich Survey of US institutional investors. Collectively, this helped Mizuho attain the overall top ranking in the survey’s Japan Equity Research and Advisory vote share, marking the first time Mizuho has finished top overall. 

“US investors are increasingly turning to Asia and Japan to find investment ideas,” said Head of Equities Darlene Pasquill. “Our Japan equity research analysts, perennially among the top-ranked in the industry, work closely with our US-based corporate access, sales, and equity research teams to provide investors with distinctive insights that deliver results.”

The Greenwich Associates US Equity Investors – 2019 Greenwich Performance Analytics for Japanese Cash Equities is an assessment of a firm’s sales, corporate access and research impact based on in-person and telephone interviews with 70 buy-side institutions.

About Mizuho Americas

Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising 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. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group 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 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2017, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuho-fg.com.

For inquiries, please contact:

Jim Gorman
Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
+1-212-282-3867
jim.gorman@mizuhogroup.com 

Laura London
Assistant Vice President, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
+1- 212-282-4446
laura.london@mizuhogroup.com