Nomura Achieves #1 Ranking for FX Research in the Americas for Third Consecutive Year

     Nomura Achieves #1 Ranking for FX Research in the Americas for Third
                               Consecutive Year

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nomura, Asia's global investment
bank, has strengthened its position as the world's preeminent provider of
Fixed Income research, following the announcement of its #1 ranking for
Currency / Foreign Exchange research in the Institutional Investor All-America
Fixed Income Research survey for 2013.

Nomura's Technical Analysis team improved its position and was ranked #2 in
its research sector. Nomura also saw strong performance across all
Securitized Products categories, retaining top-three rankings in four survey
classifications. Additionally, the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities
Strategy team improved its position by four places and ranked #6 while the
U.S. Governments Strategy research team achieved "runner-up" status for the
first time.

Nomura has retained its overall #7 ranking in the Institutional Investor
All-America Fixed Income Research survey for 2013.The team achieved top
rankings in the following sectors:

  o#1 Currency / Foreign Exchange (#1 in 2012 and 2011)
  o#2 Agency-Structured Products Strategy (#2 in 2012)
  o#2 Prepayments Strategy (#2 in 2012)
  o#2 RMBS Strategy / Agency (#2 in 2012)
  o#2 Technical Analysis (#3 in 2012)
  o#3 RMBS Strategy / Nonagency (#3 in 2012)
  oRunner-up: U.S. Governments Strategy (#6 in 2013 and 2012)

Jens Nordvig, Head of Fixed Income Research for the Americas and Global Head
of Foreign Exchange Strategy, said: "We are delighted to build on our success
across the Fixed Income research franchise and to confirm our #1 ranking for
FX research in the Americas. It is encouraging to see that our focus on
producing genuinely insightful research and actionable trade ideas across
products and asset classes is paying-off in terms of increasing client
recognition in the Americas and globally."

Nomura's global Fixed Income research teams comprise acknowledged industry
experts covering all major markets and regions including Asia, Europe, Japan,
Latin America and North America.

As the leading Asia-based investment bank with a truly integrated global
platform, Nomura is uniquely placed to observe and analyze global capital
flows and is consistently recognized by clients for its market insights,
strategic advice and efficient execution.

For further information please contact:

Name                Company Telephone
Jonathan Hodgkinson Nomura  +1 212 667 1484


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institutional, corporate and government clients through an international
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Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura has a unique understanding of Asia
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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
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