Mizuho International, the London-based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, has hired Andrew Jarman as managing director of its fixed income business as it continues to bolster its capital markets team.

Jarman's appointment is the latest of a number of key London appointments in the last few months that are aimed at helping Mizuho to grow its existing fixed income platform and diversify the business into strategically important new product lines, said the firm.

In a move that is designed to further enhance the leadership of the team, Yasuhiro Shibata has moved from Tokyo to join the London team as deputy president & head of global markets Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

"EMEA is a key hub for the Mizuho Group's global fixed income business," said Shibata. "We have a very strong team based in London that has continued to identify and recruit top talent and explore new products to ensure that our franchise meets the growing needs of our clients."

Among the recent senior hires at Mizuho are:

Vincenzo Treggiari, who has joined as head of structured solutions Southern EU from Goldman Sachs where he was head of Italy insurance solution sales. Treggiari has been charged with developing the quality and depth of client relationships in Southern Europe and further strengthening the bank's structured solutions platform.

Andrew Jarman has been appointed head of high-beta credit trading. He joins from Deutsche Bank where he was head of European high yield trading, global credit.

Jean-Baptiste Aussourd has joined as head of European rates sales from RBC London where he was head of rates sales for France, Benelux and Switzerland.

Other recent hires in Mizuho International's capital markets team include Diego Urra, who joined in October last year as head of European rates trading; Glenn Anson, who joined in July 2013 as head of central bank sales for EMEA; Mark Shillam, who joined in August 2013 as head of emerging markets; and Michel Ramon who joined in September last year as head of German sales.