Mizuho Americas — The $2 Trillion Start-Up

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Mizuho Americas employees.

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Fairygodboss
July 15, 2024 at 8:26PM UTC

One would not think that a top-15 global bank – with assets of $2 trillion and offices spanning 40 countries – would have the entrepreneurial spirit of an innovative start-up, but that is the culture Mizuho Americas encourages and cultivates. 

With the backing of financial powerhouse Mizuho Financial Group – formed when three of Japan’s biggest banks merged in 2002 – Mizuho Americas represents less than 10% of the Group’s worldwide staff, but is an outsized contributor to its revenue. Accelerating rapidly in just the last few years, the firm shed the traditional Japanese practice of separating Banking and Securities in favor of integrating both into a corporate and investment bank. It opened new avenues of opportunity and spurred a wave of new product offerings, attracted top talent, and began a quick climb up financial services league tables.

In 2021 alone, they served as Joint Bookrunner on Robinhood Markets’ $2.09 billion IPO and Rivian’s $11.9 billion IPO (one of the 5 largest in history), as Active Bookrunner on Ford’s $2.5 billion green bond (largest U.S. Corporate Green Bond to date), and Joint Social Bond Structure and Bookrunner for OneMain Financial’s Social Bond (First Social Bond in the US High Yield Market), to name a few.

To learn more about this leading company and how they support all of their employees and promote inclusion, read on…

Ensuring that people come first.

“It’s our people who make us a cut above,” the company says of their successes thus far. “Here, every person is respected for their differences, not in spite of them. We pride ourselves on a culture of purpose, passion, and compassion. At Mizuho, we provide the stability of an international industry leader with the career trajectory of a growing business.”

Mizuho Americas strives to create a work environment of mutual understanding, respect and inclusiveness — one that fosters diversity. “We encourage employees to bring their full selves to work, achieving personal and professional fulfillment through their unique contributions,” the company says.

As part of this, Mizuho Americas offers a variety of programs that help to reinforce their commitment to diversity.

For example, their benefits range from flexible working hours and a remote work system across our offices in the Americas to paid parental leave from one month before the due date to two months after the due date. 

Mizuho’s employee resource groups (ERGs) are grassroots and employee-led to advance career prospects and help cultivate an appreciation for the customs and contributions of diverse populations. 

More than half of the company’s employee base are members of these ERGs, including the:

  • Women’s Initiatives Network 

  • Pride Network 

  • African Descent Employee Network

  • Asian Professionals Network

  • UNIDOS, which is committed to enhancing the professional development of employees of Hispanic heritage

“Since their inception, these groups have focused on programs that foster a sense of community and connection among employees and the firm,” the company explains. “Their insights have helped build our brand and have contributed to our existing recruitment and talent acquisition processes.”

“Our long-standing client relationships are our greatest point of pride,” Mizuho Americas says. “We look beyond the obvious to help clients uncover financial services opportunities that they may not have known existed.”

In the community, Mizuho USA Foundation awarded $821,089 in grants in 2021 and $12 million since inception. This in addition to countless volunteer hours by employees willing to lend their time to support good causes. 

In short: Mizuho Americas is an ever-growing company with ever-growing initiatives that take it above and beyond the responsibilities of a traditional financial institution.

Interested in checking out the opportunities at Mizuho Americas? They’re looking for people like you! Check out current opportunities via the following link.

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