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Senior Equity Finance Trader

Mizuho Bank
Senior Equity Finance Trader
New York, US
200,000 - 325,000
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Job Description

Join Mizuho as a Senior Equity Finance Trader. Mizuho's key strengths

include robust risk management and product innovation. Stock Loan/Borrow is viewed as a critical source of liquidity within the global securities finance market. Mizuho securities is a key player in this market. Mizuho’s strategic presence is designed to align our business with our client base, and provide a platform to target new client mandates. Our traders execute transactions for leading global institutions. Leveraging our market-leading combination of securities lending expertise, local network, and breadth and depth of supply enables us to create mutually beneficial opportunities for both lenders and borrowers alike.


  • 15+ yeas of Stock Loan Trading, Equity Swap and funding experience, especially within the US Equity Market. Securities Finance market knowledge preferred.

  • Ability to analyze and determine pricing for short term HTB, Risk Arb deals, along with ETF financing.

  • Strong analytical skills and in-depth knowledge in arbitrage trading which includes dividend, lock-up expiry , M&A activity, etc.

  • Proficiency with Bloomberg, QlikView, MS Excel modelling & macro development.

  • Ability to multitask and work under time pressure. Self-motivator with entrepreneurial disposition.

  • The ideal candidate will have worked within securities lending for a minimum of ten years, with solid understanding of what drives Securities Lending business from a supply and demand side.


  • Participate in daily trading activities to maximize market making in HTB, Warm, GC and ETF space. Support upgrade/downgrade flow/trading.

  • Adhere to risk & control guidelines specifically as it relates to counterparty credit limits, best execution, and fiduciary obligations.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with counterparts ( Sell side Prime Brokerage, Agent Lenders, Retail Brokerage, Sov Wealth Funds, ETF issuer and Real Money Accounts), and stay abreast of macro environment.

  • Work with the sales, D1 Trading, Swap Traders and product colleagues to present trade idea and execute transactions.

  • Prepare market commentary for prospective and existing clients, as well as management reporting.

  • Interface with operations, technology, and account management teams to ensure proper controls, settlements and inventory management.


  • Support the execution of daily trading activity to maintain market share and increase market share in HTB and Rev/Con Space.

  • Exceed revenue, profitability, and return on capital targets through optimal execution and broadening trading strategies and client mix.

  • Help facilitate business process re-engineering, to add efficiencies to and streamline investment trading functions.

  • Build and sustain working relationships with colleagues across Equities and Fixed Income Division


Bachelor’s / University Degree, Master’s degree preferred.

_The expected base salary ranges from $200,000-325,000. Salary offers are

based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, certifications and licenses obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to salary and a generous employee benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus._

Other requirements

Mizuho has in place a remote working program, with varying opportunities for remote work depending on the nature of the role, needs of your department, as well as local laws and regulatory obligations.

Company Overview

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. 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. Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan- based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), which is comprised of offices in nearly 40 countries, approximately 60,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 1.8 trillion. Learn more at

Mizuho Americas offers a competitive total rewards package.

We are an EEO/AA Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran.

We participate in the E-Verify program.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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