Mizuho has hired a senior exec from Bank of America to help ramp up its US equities presence.
Robert Wright, formerly the head of US high touch trading at Bank of America, is joining Mizuho to head up US execution services, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Mizuho is ramping up its US stock-trading operation, and it’s adding a senior exec from Bank of America to help with the push.
Robert Wright, a top cash equities trader at Bank of America, is joining Mizuho to lead US equities trading, according to people familiar with the matter.
Wright, most recently as the US head of high-touch trading, spent more than two-decades at the US bank — starting with Merrill Lynch in the late 1990s.
Representatives for Mizuho and Bank of America declined to comment. Wright also declined to comment
Wright will report to Darlene Pasquill, whom Mizuho in October hired as the head of its US equities operation. She was previously the head of equities in the Americas at Credit Suisse.
The Japanese bank isn’t currently a top-10 player in equities, according to industry data consultant Coalition.
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