Mizuho Securities Asia hires new CEO

Former Morgan Stanley investment banker John Paul Armenio joins the Japanese securities firm as it expands its capital markets and M&A franchise in Asia.

Mizuho Securities Asia, a subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group's securities arm, has hired John Paul Armenio as chairman and CEO effective immediately and has also appointed Yasuhiro Kiuchi as president, the securities firm said in a release yesterday.

Armenio was most recently a managing director of capital markets at Morgan Stanley in New York. Kiuchi has been head of the international department at Mizuho Securities Co since 2007 and before that has held various senior positions within Mizuho Corporate Bank....

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