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RETAIL FINANCIAL SERVICES | Staff Reporter, Singapore
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Mizuho Securities Asia appoints Damian Rowe as head of Asian fixed income trading

In a release, Mizuho Securities Asia Limited announced that it has appointed Damian Rowe as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Trading for Asia Pacific (excluding Japan).

Mr. Rowe brings a wealth of fixed income trading and management experience across the pan-Asia region. Mr. Rowe joins Mizuho from Credit Agricole CIB where he was Managing Director, Head of Credit Trading, Debt and Credit Markets across Asia exJapan. Prior to this, Mr. Rowe held senior credit trading and management roles at Citigroup in Hong Kong and ABN Amro in Australia.

Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Rowe’s appointment is part of Mizuho’s strategic efforts to grow its client-focused pan-Asia Fixed Income Sales and Trading businesses. As one of Asia’s largest bond houses, Mizuho offers unique underwriting, sales and trading solutions to its diverse and growing client base.

Mr. Rowe and the fixed income teams at MHSA will be instrumental in strengthening Mizuho’s fixed income credentials in this region. MHSA trades high yield and investment grade Asian credits and is a leader in the CNH market.

In addition to overseeing the ongoing investment into people and product capabilities, Mr. Rowe will also trade and manage the investment grade book for Mizuho and its clients.

Commenting on Mr. Rowe’s appointment, Hideyuki Kawashima, President & CEO of MHSA noted that “Mizuho aims to be the top financial group in Asia and becoming one of the top houses in the Asian bond markets is an important part of this strategy.

MHSA’s fixed income business offers global clients a broad fixed income product platform and market information delivered by experienced professionals.

Our expanding client list covers the world, with relationships that include central banks, banks, municipalities, hedge funds, asset managers and insurance companies.”  

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