January 26, 2010 04:30 ET

Nomura Continues Growth with Senior Hires in Fixed Income Research

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2010) - Nomura, the global investment bank, today announces the formation of the Macro Strategy Research Team and the hires of Dr. Nick Firoozye as Head of European Interest Rates Strategy and Ann Wyman as Head of European Emerging Markets Research. These developments are a continuation of Nomura's strategic growth programme in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Nick Firoozye joins Nomura from Citadel Investment group where he was head of fixed income quantitative research. Prior to that, Nick held various senior roles in fixed income research and structuring at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Sanford Bernstein-Alliance and Lehman Brothers. Nick will be responsible for articulating the firm's interest rates strategy and directing the team's quantitative and relative value research.

Ann Wyman joins Nomura from Citigroup where she most recently was serving as a senior economist for the economic and political strategies group in New York. Prior to that, she spent seven years in London, as the head of emerging markets research for the CEEMEA region. Ann's team will be responsible for formulating the firm's economic forecasts for emerging market countries and translating those views into fixed income trade ideas.

"Nomura is committed to being the best-in-class provider of macro research and these steps are the first of many to strengthen our position in the sector," said Jim McCormick, Head of Fixed Income Research for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "A key element of the post-crisis environment is a renewed focus on macro analysis and Nomura is perfectly positioned to be the leading provider of macro research in EMEA."

The Macro Strategy Research Team will be lead by Jim McCormick and will have responsibility for providing advice on cross-market portfolio allocation to Nomura's senior clients and building an analytical toolkit for cross-asset monitoring and trading. As well as this, the team will work to synthesise the views of the firm's various product strategy teams and will identify and provide advice on trading major tail risks to Nomura and market modal views.


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 about 26,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through five business divisions: retail, global markets, investment banking, merchant banking, and asset management. For further information about Nomura, please visit

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