Nomura's Nordvig, Currency Research Head, Said to Start New Firm

Jens Nordvig.

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Jens Nordvig, global head of currency research at Nomura Holdings Inc., plans to leave the firm to set up a venture specializing in data analytics.

Nordvig, also head of fixed-income research for the Americas, will remain as an adviser through a consulting arrangement, the Tokyo-based firm said in a memo to clients. Jonathan Hodgkinson, a spokesman in New York, confirmed the contents of the memo and declined to comment further.

Nordvig, who’s based in New York, joined Nomura in 2009 and also spent eight years at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

He’s the No. 1 currency strategist in Institutional Investor rankings for five years running.