NEW YORK, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mizuho Americas today announced the hiring of Dan Dolev as Managing Director and senior equity research analyst covering Financial Technology. Dolev is based in New York and reports to the Head of US Equity Research, Susan Gilbertson. He is the latest addition to Mizuho’s Global Technology Research practice which spans the Americas and Asia. It includes comprehensive coverage of Asia-Pacific electronics and components companies by eight analysts in Japan and Hong Kong led by Yasuo Nakane and honored with top-three Nikkei Veritas rankings in three subsectors. US-based coverage includes Gregg Moskowitz, Siti Panigrahi, and Matt Broome covering software, James Lee covering US and China Internet, Vijay Rakesh covering semiconductors and semi-cap equipment, and Charles Park, serving as global technology specialist sales.

“FinTech is a disruptive and rapidly evolving industry bringing major changes to asset management, business and personal loans, how we invest and how we pay,” said Gilbertson. “Dan brings his expertise to perform in-depth analysis on a wide range of thematic, FinTech investment issues.”

Dolev joins Mizuho from Macquarie, where he served as senior analyst, equity research, covering payments and business services. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst at Nomura Instinet covering payments and business services and Jefferies, covering US business services.

Dolev holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Cum Laude, from Columbia University and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.

About Mizuho Americas

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. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, 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. Learn more at www.mizuhoamericas.com.

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2019, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuho-fg.com.​For inquiries, please contact:

Jim Gorman Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas +1-212-282-3867 jim.gorman@mizuhogroup.com

Laura London Vice President, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas +1- 212-282-4446 laura.london@mizuhogroup.com

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