Former Mizuho traders are finding new jobs. And they appear to be doing so at banks in the first or the second tier.
Shahzad Amir, a former crossover flow credit trader trading high yield cash products at Mizuho, has just joined Deutsche Bank as a director on the flow credit desk, according to his LinkedIn profile. And we understand that Christian Santo, Mizuho's former head of credit trading, will soon be joining Goldman Sachs.
Amir left Mizuho in September 2018. Santo quit sometime in the first quarter of this year. Goldman didn't respond to a request to confirm Santo's arrival but it's thought to be happening 'soon.'
As we reported previously, there were various exits from Mizuho's London fixed income business last year and earlier this year as longstanding staff resigned following the appointment of Zahra Peerbhoy from Credit Suisse in 2017. However, Peerbhoy left in February 2019 and Mizuho is now rebuilding its sales and trading business under Asif Godall from HSBC.
Santo isn't the first ex-Mizuho trader to join Goldman Sachs. Andrew Crutchlow, a corporate credit trader from Mizuho went to Goldman last July.
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