Nomura Hires Sodha, Ex-Credit Suisse Head of Credit Sales

Nomura Holdings Inc. hired Vishal Sodha to head bond, loan and distressed debt sales in the Asia-Pacific region outside of Japan, Hong Kong-based Sodha said when contacted today on his mobile phone.

Sodha was previously with Credit Suisse Group AG where he was head of credit sales for Asia, he said. Sodha’s title at Nomura will be managing director, heading credit flow and illiquid sales, he said.

He will start with the Japanese investment bank in June and will report to Singapore-based Samir Bhandari and Hong Kong-based George Sun, co-heads of fixed-income sales for Asia.