Nomura Hires Miller, Haskins as Managing Directors in Americas

Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604), Japan’s largest brokerage, said it hired Eric Miller as head of interest-rates sales for the Americas and Tom Haskins as head of foreign exchange sales for the region.

Miller was most recently co-head of U.S. rates sales at Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN), Tokyo-based Nomura said today in a statement. Haskins was previously head of foreign exchange and emerging markets sales for the Americas, according to the statement. They will both be managing directors.

Nomura is planning to increase fixed-income sales staff in Asia, the Americas and Europe, Chief Operating Officer Atsushi Yoshikawa said at a meeting with investors in Tokyo today. The firm is overhauling its international operations as part of a plan to make all overseas businesses profitable by the year 2015, Chief Executive Officer Koji Nagai said in a December presentation.

“The Americas represents a significant opportunity for Nomura’s global markets franchise, and we are committed to investing in our strategic businesses,” Charlie Spero, head of global markets Americas, said today in the statement.

FX Week reported on Haskins’ plan to join Nomura in March without saying where it got the information.

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