Mizuho’s new CEO plans to expand its capital markets business in the United States

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. is doubling down on its bets in US financial markets as it seeks to expand into more lucrative areas, according to its new CEO.

The company wants to hire bankers to expand its business with lower-quality companies and leveraged buyout financing, where returns are expected to be higher, Masahiro Kihara, CEO of Japan’s third-largest bank, said in an interview. . There will be good risk management for these companies, he said.

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