BRIEF-Fitch says Cyprus bond issue reduces refinancing risks
* Cyprus's EUR850 million bond issue reduces refinancing risks and demonstrates sovereign's improved financing flexibility
(Adds Lloyds Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors and Bank of Montreal)
Jan 12 The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Thursday. To inform us of other job changes, email email@example.com.
MIZUHO FINANCIAL GROUP INC
The London-based securities and investment banking arm of Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc named Borja Rivas as managing director, head of derivatives risk solutions EMEA.
The asset management firm appointed Cressida Williams as CFO and Joydeep Lahiri as head of performance, risk and attribution.
Lloyds Bank said Andy Schaeffer would replace Mark Grant as chief executive of its North America business, effective Feb. 1.
WELLS FARGO ADVISORS
Wells Fargo Advisors, a unit of Wells Fargo & Co, promoted four executives to new leadership positions.
BANK OF MONTREAL
Bank of Montreal has named its head of global trading products Luke Seabrook as chief operating officer of its capital markets business, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. (Compiled by Laharee Chatterjee and Divya Grover in Bengaluru)
* TWO BOARD MEMBERS YUSHENG ZHAO AND TUEN TING CHEUNG LEAVE BOARD AT OWN REQUEST AS OF TODAY