Mizuho hires veteran bond banker in growth push

The Japanese brokerage firm boosts its debt origination team with the addition of former Natixis, Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank banker John Wade.

Veteran banker John Wade has joined Mizuho Securities Asia as its head of debt capital markets DCM for Asia excluding Japan, a market source told FinanceAsia on Monday.

The addition of Wade, who has more than two decades of industry experience in the US and Asia, has strengthened the firm's growth push in the region, expanding its deal sourcing capacity and product offerings, according to the source. That will include private placements in G3 currencies and local-currencies bond sales such as in Australian dollars.

In his new role, Wade oversees Mizuho’s Asia debt and loan origination businesses, while his syndicate counterpart, Malcolm Mui, looks...

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