Anyone familiar with the tech investment banking practice at Mizuho? Seem to have a lot of momentum with the recent hire of Michal Katz and are adding folks. Have seen a lot of ASO and Analyst postings and will be attending a super day soon. Any insight on firm culture, comp, career progression would be much appreciated.
23 Jan 2020
My friend has SA IBD offers at Piper Jaffray, Rothschild, RBC, Mizuho, and Nomura in NYC. How would you rank these firms? She's interested in FT BB and PE exit opps. Thank you!
09 Feb 2011
Ever heard of a Japanese loner named Takashi Kotegawa? The hermit turned his college part-time work savings, the yen equivalent of $13,000, into over $150 million in 8 years. The most expensive things he has bought recently, circa the video, are two Nintendo Wiis and he only eats cup ramen. http://caps.fool.com/blogs/check-out-this-japanes… The Mizuho trade disaster helped him out tremendously though. Watch the youtube videos of him (AKA BNF trader), even if you don't know any Japanese it's clear how eccentric he is.
03 Jun 2011
Hi everyone, Currently have an SA offer from Mizuho. I heard that the conversion rate for interns to full time is very high, so I'm curious what the pay (base+bonus) and exit opps to PE are like for investment banking analysts at Mizuho. I've heard very mixed things on other threads about this topic, so just looking for some fresh opinions. Recruiting is basically over for me, and my only other offer is at a tier 2 BB in Global Capital Markets. Thanks in advance for responses.
31 Oct 2016
Mizuho said they would have superday Interview on 02/17 or 02/24. Nothing got set up for me on either of those days. They told me to keep waiting. I asked when they would reach back to me. They said they would get back to me by the week of 03/02. However, I didn't hear anything back from them. I am still waiting. Does anyone else have similar situation? What should I do? The recruiter is very slow at responding to my email/ voice mail too.
09 Mar 2012
Mizuho I know that Mizuho's not that big in the U.S., but I was wondering if anybody could contribute their knowledge about Mizuho for my upcoming interview? I know that they have alliance with Lazard in the U.S.- does anybody know what kind of partnership that is? I am interested in working in Japan in the future- so hopefully this works out well. Thanks in advance!
11 May 2010
I'm a rising sophomore in college, currently interning at a small private equity fund. For next summer, I'm trying to do IB and think Lev Fin and Financial Sponsors could be a good fit. I've been doing some research and it seems like the Acquisition Finance team at Mizuho covers both Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors, so I think it could be a great learning opportunity. However, there isn't much information on the web about this group other than the description of what they do. I've searched around and could only find opinion's on Mizuho entire US IBD or info on other groups, like CFAS
19 Jul 2016
Does anyone have insight into the following role? Is this a proper Credit Research department? What should I expect for a salary here? I would be coming in as either an AVP or VP: About the Corporate Research Division Americas Department: The Corporate Research Division Americas Department (CRDA) is responsible for conducting in-depth research focusing on targeted companies and/or industries within the Americas existing/potential portfolio to help support the credit and risk functions and bank senior management on credit decisions. CRDA is part of the Mizuho global research platform within the
15 Mar 2016
I am wondering if anyone could speak about the differences between Mizuho acquisition finance group and Houlihan's FAS group for a summer internship. Would one be looked at as better for full-time investment banking opportunities or future Private Equity opportunities. Obviously Houlihan has a better name but I think being in Mizuho's acquisition finance group might help me build better skills. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
22 Feb 2012
So I'm finishing my SA internship at a BB and I am thinking of lateraling over to Mizuho, but a friend who is a 2nd year analyst told em that the bank overhired for their incoming 1st year class and the current intern class. Anyone else have any info on this?
26 Jul 2016
HI, I've been a relatively active user for the past year or so and created this throwaway account. I had some questions about Mizuho's on-boarding process of new hires. I was wondering if anyone who has information on this (whether a current or former employee) could send me a private message so I could ask a few questions. Would really appreciate it!
17 Apr 2016
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. abbreviated as MHFG, or simply called Mizuho is a banking holding company headquartered in the Ōtemachi district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The name "Mizuho (瑞穂?)" literally means "abundant rice" in Japanese and "harvest" in the figurative sense.
09 Mar 2012