Nomura Expands Industry Coverage and Capital Markets Teams With Six Senior Hires in Americas Investment Banking

  Nomura Expands Industry Coverage and Capital Markets Teams With Six Senior
                     Hires in Americas Investment Banking

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, June 10, 2013

NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nomura, Asia's global investment bank,
continues to strengthen its Investment Banking franchise with the announcement
of six senior hires, the creation of a new industry coverage group and the
expansion of its coverage and product capabilities in the Americas.

"Nomura is committed to increasing its investment banking capabilities in the
Americas, with targeted hiring and the thoughtful growth of its product
offering, in order to deliver the power of the firm's global franchise to its
clients," said James DeNaut, Head of Americas Investment Banking and Joint
International Head of Investment Banking. "We continue to look for talented
individuals to drive the strategic expansion of our operation."

Stephen Roti joins Nomura as a Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital
Markets for the Americas, in a move which significantly strengthens the firm's
ECM and Corporate Equity Derivatives capabilities. Roti joins from Barclays
investment bank, where he was most recently global Head of Equity Linked
Origination in New York. At Nomura, he will be responsible for leading the
development of equity derivatives solutions and the management of equity
origination and execution for corporate clients.

"Adding someone of Steve's caliber adds instant credibility to Nomura's Equity
origination platform," says James Merli, Head of U.S. Origination at Nomura.
"We are committed to providing world class solutions to our clients across
global markets."

In industry coverage, Nomura has initiated coverage of Real Estate, Gaming,
Leisure and Lodging (REGLL) companies with the appointment of Christopher
Baldwin as a Managing Director and Head of REGLL in the Americas. Baldwin
joins Nomura from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led the firm's most
high profile financings and M&A transactions in the gaming and leisure sectors
for 17 years. At Nomura, Baldwin will establish the firm's REGLL business
with a focus on the gaming and leisure sectors where he has deep experience
and a strong track record of providing clients with sound advice and
innovative financial solutions.

Additionally, Nomura has expanded its Financial Institutions team with the
appointment of Anthony Viscardi as a Managing Director covering the
Residential Mortgage sector. Viscardi joins Nomura from Deutsche Bank and
will provide strategic advice to clients in the evolving residential mortgage
industry and leverage the firm's mortgage trading and securitization
capabilities to meet these clients' financing needs.

Nomura also strengthened its Natural Resources team with the appointment of
Timothy Wilding as a Managing Director covering the Chemicals sector. Wilding
joined from Oppenheimer & Co., where he was Co-Head of the industrial growth
and services group. At Nomura, he will follow the Chemicals sector and
deliver Nomura's considerable cross border M&A and leverage finance expertise
to clients.

The latest extension of Nomura's industry coverage follows the establishment
of the firm's Healthcare banking unit and the appointment of Jason Fertig as
Head of Healthcare sector coverage, announced in December 2012. Fertig has
more than 15 years of investment banking experience, focused principally on
the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors, and has advised clients on
$50bn+ of strategic and financing transactions over the course of his career
at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital.

Finally, Nomura has enhanced its Latin America investment banking operation
with the appointments of Daniel Rodrigues and Arthur Rubin as Executive
Directors. Rodrigues will join Nomura from UBS where he was Head of the
Consumer Retail investment banking team in Brazil. He will be based in Sao
Paulo and will be responsible for client coverage, engaging with the firm's
clients in Latin America to identify opportunities across Nomura's wide range
of products and capabilities.

Rubin joined Nomura as Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets in New York,
where he will focus on Brazil and Latin America. He has more than 18 years of
DCM and liability management experience, and previously held similar positions
in New York and Sao Paulo at several global investment banking firms.

These new hires demonstrate Nomura's continuing commitment to increasing the
depth of its existing business while selectively broadening its franchise into
new markets. Nomura's investment banking franchise in the Americas is
increasingly well positioned to build on its proven track record as a provider
of strategic financing solutions to individual, institutional, corporate and
government clients.


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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