Providing professional derivatives products and solutions to our EMEA and global client base; from idea generation and origination to structuring and efficient execution.
We provide market making services in vanilla interest rate derivatives to a wide range of institutional and wholesale clients, in addition to other entities within the wider Mizuho Group. These derivative products include: fixed to floating, basis, overnight index and variable notional swaps; predominantly focusing on the core Euro, Dollar and Yen currencies.
Derivatives solutions to issuer clients are provided in conjunction with primary markets DCM advisory activities to tailor interest rate and currency profiles to client’s requirements. Here, we adopt a “solutions-based approach”, where we deliver suitable hedging structures and transactions which support funding recommendations to issuers. Working closely with primary debt markets covering corporates, financial institutions and sovereign, supranational and agency clients across the EMEA region, Debt Capital Market-related derivative transactions are provided in the context of benchmark public issuance, private placements and client asset/liability management.
We also work closely with financing functions, to provide risk management solutions for structured finance transactions, event-driven acquisitions or M&A deals and to provide rates and credit solutions to meet client funding requirements or hedge different market risks.
Financing-related derivative transactions may either be executed with Mizuho’s UK authorised securities dealer, Mizuho International, or with Mizuho Bank. Depending on client requirements and subject to Mizuho risk policy and applicable regulation, transactions may be executed either in cleared, collateralised or uncollateralised form.
We also provide more bespoke derivatives advisory and solutions as part of our Structured Solutions business. With our team’s depth of experience in global rates and currency markets, we advise clients on market pricing & liquidity, optimal execution, credit mitigation and exposure diversification, ensuring the right balance is found between risk and cost.
We maintain full back office support for our derivative operations, allowing rapid response to clients and incorporating specialist operations, legal and compliance support. With sophisticated risk management functionality, we are able to offer efficient execution whilst comprehensively managing market and credit risks.
We are an LCH SwapClear direct clearing member as well as fully compliant with European EMIR reporting regulations
Derivatives offered by Mizuho International plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.