Nomura Hires JPMorgan's Hayden for Americas Equities

May 17 (Bloomberg) -- Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest brokerage, hired Tony Hayden and Jason Osier as managing directors in the Americas equities division.

Hayden will oversee the Tokyo-based firm’s delta one business in the region, and Osier will lead its single stock derivatives trading team, Nomura said in a statement today. Hayden was most recently head of delta one trading for North America at JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Osier was a managing director at Plural Investments LLC, according to the statement.

They will both report to Jonathan Larkin, head of trading for equities Americas.

Nomura has expanded from 900 U.S. employees in March 2009 to 2,350 this year. The Americas contributed 43.4 billion yen ($541 million), or 27 percent, to Nomura’s fiscal fourth-quarter global wholesale revenue, which consists of investment banking, fixed-income and equities trading. The quarter was the Americas wholesale division’s strongest since Nomura began building its U.S. operation in April 2009, the firm said earlier this month.

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