New York, April 26, 2019 – Mizuho Americas today announced the Japan equity analyst team at Tokyo-based Mizuho Securities was named the top research provider among US-based buy-side investors trading Japanese equities in the 2019 Institutional Investor All-Japan Research Team survey. More than 200 US-based respondents across nearly 80 buy-side firms voted and Mizuho Securities ranked #1 in quality of its research of Japanese listed companies from a field of 23 firms.

“Our deep Japanese roots and robust US presence combine to create a very compelling offering in the Americas,” said Head of Equity Division Darlene Pasquill. “This prestigious ranking underscores our global focus when helping US investors understand the landscape both in the US and in Japan, as well as Asia more broadly.”

In a separate survey published this month, buy-side investors named Mizuho Securities best in corporate access in Institutional Investor’s 2019 list of Japan’s Top Corporate Access Providers.

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@mizuhocbus.com 

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