Nomura Hires Latin America Expert to Join Emerging Market Sovereign Credit Trading Group in New York

  Nomura Hires Latin America Expert to Join Emerging Market Sovereign Credit
                          Trading Group in New York

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 28, 2013

NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nomura, Asia's global investment bank,
today announced that Javier Kulesz has joined the firm as a Managing Director
and senior desk analyst covering Argentina and Venezuela within the Emerging
Markets Group in New York. He will be responsible for providing Nomura's
trading desk and institutional investors with his expert view on the
macroeconomic forces affecting Argentina and Venezuela.

"We are thrilled to have Javier join our Latin American team," said Adam
Groothuis, Head of Latin American Credit Trading. "His experience and
outstanding reputation will provide a substantial boost to our sovereign
credit trading effort, particularly in Argentina and Venezuela which have been
at the forefront of regional headlines in recent months."

Kulesz joins from UBS where he was most recently Chairman of UBS' office in
Buenos Aires and Chief Economist covering Latin America with responsibility
for all economic research publications in the region. Prior to joining UBS in
2000 he worked at Fleet Boston where he was a Latin sovereign analyst and head
FX and local markets strategist. Additionally, Kulesz also spent time at The
World Bank as a country analyst for Costa Rica, formulating and delivering
macroeconomic research on the Costa Rican economy.

Nomura's emerging markets sovereign credit trading team is comprised of
industry experts covering all major regions. It is a key area of growth
within global capital markets and one of increasing importance to Nomura and
its clients.

As the leading Asia-based investment bank with a truly integrated global
platform, Nomura is uniquely placed to deliver thought leadership and
expertise in a dynamic market segment and is consistently recognized by
clients for its market insights, strategic advice and efficient execution.


Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asia-based
investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of
innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual,
institutional, corporate and government clients through an international
network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in
Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura has a unique understanding of Asia
that enables the company to make a difference for clients through three
business divisions: retail, asset management, and wholesale (global markets
and investment banking). Nomura's subsidiaries in the US include Nomura
Securities International, Inc. (a member of SIPC) and Nomura Corporate
Research and Asset Management Inc. For further information about Nomura,
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Contact: Jonathan Hodgkinson, Nomura, +1 212 667 1484
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