September 08, 2009 07:00 ET

Nomura Appoints Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2009) - Nomura has appointed Jim McCormick as head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA. He will be responsible for all fixed income research activities in the region including economics, dedicated product strategies and portfolio solutions for clients.

Georges Assi and Kieran Higgins, co-heads of Nomura Fixed Income, EMEA said: "Jim will lead the delivery of our fixed income research to clients, in partnership with sales, structuring and trading. Under his leadership, we are confident that Nomura's Fixed Income research franchise will be recognised as a thought leader and the principal provider of insightful and high quality research."

Mr. McCormick joins from Citigroup where he was global head of FX and local markets strategy. Prior to that he worked at Lehman Brothers for seven years, first as head of FX and emerging markets strategy and later as co-head of global liquid markets strategy.

Mr. McCormick's appointment amplifies Nomura's commitment to the strategic build out of its Global Fixed Income business. Specifically in EMEA, the division has experienced a 20 per cent increase in senior headcount since April 2009.

Nomura's growth initiative was validated further by its interim results which were announced in July 2009. The figures showed a clear outperformance in favour of Nomura's efforts in Global Fixed Income, which is leading the resurgence of the firm's Global Markets operations.


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