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2021 Vault Rankings

At a Glance


“Entrepreneurial culture and helpful, collaborative colleagues”

“Lean deal teams mean a lot of responsibility for juniors”

“Work/life balance”


“The long hours”

“The pay”

“Difficult to gauge direction of the firm”

About Nomura

Nomura Holdings, Inc. (widely known as Nomura) is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with a global network spanning more than 30 countries. The firm’s clients include individuals, institutions, corporations, and governments, and its four business divisions include: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking.

Headquartered in New York, Nomura Holding America, the Americas subsidiary of Nomura, employs 2,167 people (as of September 30, 2019). Its subsidiaries include Nomura Securities International, Inc. and Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc.

Nomura's Wholesale franchise in the Americas offers services across Investment Banking, Global Markets, and Research. Nomura also has a boutique investment management firm in the U.S. that specializes in high-yield instruments.

Nomura's history can be traced to the late 1800s when Tokushichi Nomura I began a money changing business in Osaka, Japan. Eventually, Tokushichi Nomura II took over his father's business and founded Nomura Securities in 1925 with 84 employees. As of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, Nomura reported total assets of more than $370 billion and annual net revenues of more than $10 billion. Globally, Nomura is led by Koji Nagai, its President and Group CEO. In the Americas, Nomura is led by Tsutomu Takemura, President & CEO of Nomura Holding America.


Worldwide Plaza 309 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019-7316
Phone: (212) 669-9000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: 8604.T, NMR
Stock Exchange: NYSE, TSE
CEO: Kentaro Okuda (Effective April 1, 2020)

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Manhattan Beach, CA
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Washington, D.C.
Tokyo, Japan
London, UK
Hong Kong