Takayoshi Wiesner is a Vice President at Mizuho Corporate Bank where he leads credit modeling efforts as a portfolio risk manager for both credit trading portfolios and the banking book loan portfolio. His team currently analyzes credit derivatives, distressed assets, loans and structured products. He started his career at Mizuho as a product specialist for Mizuhoís alternative investments, which were comprised of credit derivatives and structured products. He also currently serves as a Subject Matter Expert for PRMIA's Risk Culture Group and Risk Capital and RAROC Group. He has a Masterís degree in Statistics from Columbia University, a Masterís degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University and a Bachelorís degree in Economics with the Highest Distinction from University of California, San Diego.