Chief Economist

Mizuho Securities

Steven Ricchiuto is a Managing Director and Chief Economist of Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA). As Chief Economist, Steve is responsible for formulating and marketing the firm’s macroeconomic and interest rate forecasts and providing clients with a strategic outlook on the U.S. economy and financial markets.

Prior to joining Mizuho Securities USA, Steve worked at Svenska Handelsbanken and at ABN AMRO, where he was Chief U.S. Economist and Head of Fixed Income Research for the region. He has more than thirty five years of experience in the financial services industry. Steve is a well-known and highly regarded economist, with extensive appearances on various business news television and radio programs and is regularly quoted in the print media. His latest book:” Disequilibrium: How the great inflation caused the great recession was published in January 2017.

Mizuho Securities USA is the U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd, and a member of the global Mizuho Financial Group. MSUSA provides capital markets and investment banking services to corporate and institutional clients, specializing in fixed income, equities, futures and mergers and acquisitions advisory.