May 11, 2009 04:00 ET

Nomura Hires Eight in Continuing Drive to Boost Equity Research

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 11, 2009) - Nomura is continuing its strategic growth initiative and today announces eight senior appointments in its European equity research division, covering the business services, leisure and transport & infrastructure sectors.

Top rated analysts Mark McVicar, Joel Copp-Barton and Andrew Evans join Nomura from Dresdner Kleinwort to cover the transport and infrastructure sectors. Marc Van't Sant and Ed Steele will join to cover the business services sector from Citigroup, and Simon Larkin and Nick Thomas will join from Royal Bank of Scotland to cover the leisure industry. Rebecca Langley joins the firm from Dresdner Kleinwort in a sales capacity as an industry specialist and will be covering the business services, leisure and transport & infrastructure sector group.

"These new appointments signify a new chapter for Nomura's research offering in Europe, Middle East and Africa," said Paul Norris, head of EMEA equity research. "We have chosen to take a long-term view, growing equity research as others pull back. Our clients have always valued industry depth and experience and we are delighted to bring three more top-ranked teams to our research platform."

The appointments provide Nomura with the industry experience of three top-three ranked research teams in all areas of the business services, leisure and transport sectors. This news follows the recent announcement that Nomura hired six European equity experts including heads of team for the oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and industrials sectors.

Nomura has a strong research heritage in Japan and the firm's enhanced research product for Europe, Middle East and Africa was re-launched on 27 October 2008. It is consistently ranked top for Japanese equity research and is committed to reaching a similar position in Europe and the Asia region outside of Japan. It also aims to have over 600 stocks under coverage in EMEA before the end of 2009.


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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