Nomura Holdings, Inc.
VAULT RANKINGS 2013
Headquarters: New York,
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• "Picking up Lehman's Asia and Europe operations is fueling a new energy—a firm to watch"
• "No one's ever sure what Nomura's doing"
• "Lehman personnel expanded the reputation"
• "Who's still there from Lehman?"
NEWS AND UPDATES
- “Friendly” culture
- “Fairly diverse” workplace
- “Lack of decision-making ability” among managers
- “Risk-adverse, muddled” culture
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
From Tokyo to the world
Based in Tokyo, Nomura Holdings is Japan’s largest securities group. In the Americas, the bank operates through Nomura Holding America and Nomura Securities International, its broker-dealer. In the U.S., it has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Its four operating divisions in the Americas (equities, fixed income, asset management, and investment banking) work jointly with Nomura’s businesses around the world, allowing Nomura to conduct plenty of international and cross-border deals. This legend of Japanese finance arrived in New York in 1927. Eight decades later, Nomura found itself at the center of the world financial crisis -- and made the purchase of a lifetime. After the spectacular collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers, Nomura swooped in to buy Lehman’s equities and investment banking operations in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The Asian businesses sold for $225 million, while the European and Middle Eastern arms went for the nominal sum of $2 (this is not a typo), which was not a bad deal, considering that Europe and Asia typically represented half of Lehman’s annual revenue. Along with preserving thousands of Lehman bankers’ jobs outside the U.S., the deal gave Nomura a roster of big-name clients and over 20 offices in Europe and the Middle East. Today, Nomura's U.S. offices provide capital raising, mergers and acquisitions advisory, sales and trading, foreign exchange, derivatives, research, and asset management. Its M&A group, based in New York, works both domestically and internationally on deals, often collaborating with Nomura’s Asian and European staff on divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, and valuations. Led by CEO Kenichi Watanabe, Nomura employees nearly 27,000 employees worldwide.
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Nomura Holdings, Inc. Perspective
Nomura Holdings, Inc. HIGHLIGHTS
Nomura believes it has unique potential. With a truly global focus and a spirit of innovation, it is aiming to become this century’s global investment bank. Wherever you join in the world, you’ll have the opportunity to thrive in an environment that encourages co-operation and collaborative decision-making.
YOUR CAREER AT Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Nomura is creating a new way of doing business: one in which diversity and inclusion is embedded into its DNA. But it knows that building a culture that is truly diverse and inclusive can’t be done overnight. Which is why the firm is constantly reviewing its benefits and policies as it strives to create a true meritocracy, one in which barriers and structural friction points are removed. Nomura is committed to doing things differently, but realizes that it has to be a two-way conversation. It encourages every new joiner to take part in this dialogue.
Globally, Nomura employs more than 100 different nationalities across 34 different countries. In order for it to become the new force in global banking, it knows that it has to attract the widest range of people. Equality, diversity and inclusion resonate differently across the bank’s regions, so it aims for a global approach that is regionally focused.
Q&A WITH Nomura Holdings, Inc.
You probably have one or two questions you’d like to ask Nomura about its application and interview process. Well, what follows are those that the bank is most often asked.
Q&As - EMEA
Which divisions are hiring graduates in 2011?
Investment banking, global markets and corporate infrastructure. Opportunities are available in London as well as other European locations.
Does Nomura offer internship programs?
Yes, it offers 10-12 week programs which take place in the winter, spring and summer. Many of its regional offices in continental Europe offer 3-6 month internship programs year-round. In addition, the bank has 6-12 month industrial placements available across its Finance, Operations and Technology divisions. There is also the Women's Immersion program: a two-week insight work experience over Easter for women in their first year (or second year of a four-year course).