Susan Gilbertson appointed Mizuho Americas director of US equity research

Former Jefferies director to lead equity research in Americas for Japanese banking group.

Mizuho Americas has appointed Susan Gilbertson to head up its research operations as the new director of US equity research.

Reporting to Matthew DeSalvo, head of equities at Mizuho Americas, Gilbertson will be responsible for driving the quality of the research product and managing the continued growth of the firm’s coverage.

“[Gilbertson’s] ability to leverage technology and research best practices will be supplemented by a firm with resources in 40 countries, deep relationships with corporates and investors and a top-rated Japan research team. I am confident Susan will help create products that are valuable, distinct and exclusively Mizuho,” said DeSalvo.

A former deputy global head of equity research at Jefferies, Gilbertson has also held previous roles at Cathay Financial and ABN Amro.