Nomura International Plc (Europe)
VAULT RANKINGS 2013
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“Respected in Asia”
“Many contracts running out; more people likely to leave”
“Lots of ambition”
“Retrenching to Japan”
NEWS AND UPDATES
“Friendly, intelligent colleagues”
“High level of responsibility on very high profile deals”
“Excellent culture and a supportive environment”
“Branding in Europe: reputation outside London is not great”
“Uncertainty regarding working hours”
“Lack of leadership”
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
From Tokyo to the world
Nomura International plc is the U.K.-based subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Japan’s largest securities group. Its 190 offices are located in 30 countries, including 15 offices in Europe and the Middle East. Best known in Japan as a domestic retail bank, Nomura has shown increasing interest in expanding its global operations. Worldwide, Nomura offers a full range of securities and investment banking services, including asset management, merchant banking, corporate advisory, derivatives, foreign exchange, sales and trading, research, and capital raising. In Europe, its focus is on securities brokerage services, underwriting, M&A advisory and asset management. The firm's roots go back to 1919 when Tokushichi Nomura founded the Osaka Nomura bank, giving rise to Osaka-based Nomura Securities, which spun off in 1925. Two years later, Nomura Securities became the first Japanese securities firm to open an overseas office. In 1946, the firm’s headquarters shifted to Tokyo, and five years later, it launched an investment management business. Nomura is credited with pioneering the use of investment trusts. It was also one of the first foreign-owned companies to gain membership on the London Stock Exchange. In 2007, Nomura paid US$1.2 billion to acquire Instinet, Inc., a major electronic trading services provider with 1,500 clients worldwide. And in 2008, 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 £123 million (US$225 million), while the European and Middle East arms went for the nominal sum of—this isn’t a typo—£1.09 (US$2), which was not a bad deal, considering that Europe and Asia typically represented half of Lehman’s annual revenue. More recently, in 2012, the firm made headlines again. Amidst insider trading allegations against certain Nomura employees, Kenichi Watanabe resigned as CEO of Nomura and was succeeded by Koji Nagai, head of the bank’s securities unit. Today, the Nomura Group is a sprawling financial services network that encompasses Nomura Holdings and its many subsidiaries, as well as 20-plus group companies that provide everything from funds research to consulting to health care financing.
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Nomura International Plc (Europe) HIGHLIGHTS
Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs approximately 27,000 staff worldwide. Nomura’s unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: wholesale (global markets and investment banking), retail and asset management.
YOUR CAREER AT Nomura International Plc (Europe)
Nomura offers a range of graduate and internship programs (10 week & 6 month winter, 10 week spring and summer) across three key areas, investment banking, global markets and corporate infrastructure. We also offer 3-6 month internships in our regional offices.
Internships are the perfect preparation for a subsequent full time role. Nomura will extend full time offers to strong performers to return to the company the following year. To apply for an internship position with Nomura in 2012, candidates should be available for full time employment in July 2013.
Q&A WITH Nomura International Plc (Europe)
Which divisions are hiring graduates in 2012?
Investment banking, global markets and corporate infrastructure. Opportunities are available in London as well as other European locations.