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About Nomura

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At Nomura you will discover a unique spirit and proud heritage. Since 1925, Nomura has built on a commitment to deliver unique value to clients by connecting markets East & West. We continue to service our clients in a differentiated way, providing creative and entrepreneurial solutions.

If you are keen to be a part of a highly nimble and diverse workforce that offers opportunities for you to build a long term career, then come and discover more about Nomura. This could be a perfect fit for you.

Since our founding we have accumulated an unparalled depth and breadth of experience throughout Asia and the rest of the world. We are a highly integrated global network of 27,000 people in 30 countries across our retail, asset management and wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking) divisions.

Help us realize our strategy and ambition by joining us in one of our three wholesale businesses:

  • Global Markets
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Infrastructure (i.e. Operations, Technology, Risk, Compliance and Finance)

Message from the Group CEO

Supporting Japan's Future

Our home market of Japan is on the verge of significant change. Since the new government came to power in 2012, we have seen early signs of an economic recovery. To build on this momentum, we need to look hard at what the country requires and how we can contribute.

Given that Japan is the world's largest creditor nation and has the world's fastest aging population, one area that requires attention is the creation of a new social framework. At the same time, we need to revise the structure of our financial system. For Japan to grow sustainably into the future, the capital markets will have to play a more prominent role. Indeed, Japan's approximately ¥1,500 trillion in personal financial assets holds the key to the country's future growth. Nomura aims to support this growth by facilitating the flow of funds throughout the economy.

Connecting Markets East & West

Asia is expected to account for half of the world's GDP by 2050 and will no doubt remain the growth engine of the global economy over the coming years. However, for the region to realize its full potential, Asian countries must finance the large-scale infrastructure projects required to underpin economic growth. Japan can play a leading role here, growing together with the rest of Asia by putting its financial assets to work across the region. With Asia as our home market, this is an area in which Nomura has a distinct competitive advantage.

As economies around the world mature and become increasingly global, companies and investors in the West are looking East for growth opportunities. As the only Japanese financial institution with a truly global network, Nomura is well placed to connect markets in the East and the West by leveraging our franchise to provide liquidity in the world's capital markets. By meeting the needs of our global client base and expanding our business, we can contribute to economic growth and social development.

In doing so, we aim to win the trust of our clients and society as we work towards being Asia's global investment bank.


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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

We believe that the best solutions for our clients are driven by a team of individuals with different perspectives. That’s why we look to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce across Nomura. There are 70 nationalities represented here – encouraging diversity of opinions and thought. Regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference or disability, we aim to foster an inclusive culture where people can build their careers and be respected for the work they do.

Employee Networks

Through formal and informal events, participants are able to exchange ideas and receive support on both career and outside of work related topics. By supporting the development of employee networks and communities of interest, we are breaking down silos and strengthening relationships across the globe. One of the ways we encourage people to connect with others is through our employee networks:

  • Women in Nomura (WIN)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)
  • Employee Life and Families (ELF)
Women’s Development Programs

In EMEA, Nomura launched a series of development programs for women, aimed at different levels of seniority  within the company.

Rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach, Nomura has designed three separate programs to address the challenges women may face at different stages of their careers and to develop the specific skills.

While each program has its own objectives, all provide: access to senior leaders; opportunities to build networks and to develop tailored skills.

The Women’s Development Programs:

  • Women’s Sponsorship Program (MD & ED )
  • 30% Club Cross-Company Mentoring Program (VP)
  • Female Associate Development Program (Associate)
Partnerships and sponsorships

By working with number influential organisations, employees can take advantage of a number of industry events throughout the year. Our partners are:

  • Stonewall
  • The 30% Club Mentoring Scheme
  • City Women Network
  • Citymothers & Cityfathers
  • Women on Boards

Our Business

Built to value ideas

Nomura leads the Japanese securities market, and we have established ourselves as a truly global finance house, attracting top professionals from across the market. We have a client-centric model and continue to make significant enhancements to our investment banking platform, global distribution, structuring expertise and product capabilities.

We continue to significantly increase our global footprint where we believe we have a competitive advantage and can best serve our clients, employees and shareholders. By putting our clients at the center of everything we do, we provide high value-added solutions and contribute to economic growth as Asia’s global investment bank.

Find out more about each of our wholesale businesses:

Investment Banking

Nomura provides investment banking services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We have a client-centric model and continue to make significant enhancements to our investment banking platform, global distribution, structuring expertise and product capabilities.

We continue to significantly increase our global footprint where we believe we have a competitive advantage and can best serve our clients, employees and shareholders. By putting our clients at the center of everything we do, we provide high value-added solutions and contribute to economic growth as Asia’s global investment bank.

Our Investment Banking Division provides a variety of advisory and capital-raising solutions to corporations, financial institutions, governments and public-sector organizations around the world. Our global teams act as geographic, product and industry specialists.

Corporate Finance Advisory: Sector and country coverage professionals are critical in identifying and analyzing deal opportunities and managing client relationships. The ideas generated can have a tremendous impact on a sector.

Global Finance and Capital Raising: Global Finance is a combination of product experts, who are focused on providing tailor-made client solutions in debt or equity financing. The group works closely with Corporate Finance, Mergers & Aquisitions and Global Markets to originate structure and execute deals across the globe.

We deliver Asia to our clients – accessing deep pools of liquidity and dynamic growth markets, with cross-border collaborations in M&A, DCM, ECM, and solutions businesses.


Global Markets

Nomura's Global Markets Division handles client transactions for financial institutions, corporates, governments and investment funds around the world. We act as market makers, trading in fixed income and equity securities, including currencies, interest rates and credit in cash, derivatives and structured products. We have taken market-leading positions across the globe by leveraging the strength of our talent, client relationships and technology.

By developing strong relationships with our client base through consistent interaction, independent advice and pre-eminent access to Asia, we have built a powerful global franchise across interest rates, currency and credit products. Our client services cover both high-volume flow products and carefully tailored structured solutions. We have adapted to the changing financial landscape to build a client centric focus differentiated by innovation, electronic and service excellence and market-leading derivatives capabilities.


Corporate Infrastructure

Our Corporate Infrastructure Division is what underpins the success of the entire organization. It is internationally renowned and structured to deliver a world-class client service. We rely on it to build and support the business, helping us deliver innovative financial solutions that set Nomura apart in the global marketplace.

In our highly competitive and fast-paced industry, strong infrastructure teams are fundamental to our success. Work in these areas (Compliance, Finance, Operations, Risk or Technology) with us and you will operate at the forefront of your field, as well as gaining a valuable insight into how Nomura operates on a global scale.


Our People

Talented people drive our business forward

Nomura believes in harnessing the ambition of talented and intelligent people to drive our business forward. Our graduates' entrepreneurial spirits are helping us to realize our strategy to become Asia's global investment bank. Hear how Nomura impressed them, their experiences as interns and graduates and the evolution of their roles and responsibilities since joining.


Come and meet us!


We arrange a number of campus events during the recruitment season, which include company presentations, skills sessions, careers fairs and networking events at various universities.

Nomura campus events provide students with an opportunity to meet with business representatives and the graduate recruitment team. We are always keen to meet talented, ambitious students on campus.

Find out which events we have scheduled in your region.

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See what opportunities are available to you

We are pleased to inform that Nomura will be participating in the following career forums.

Boston Career Forum Online 2023

To find more details and apply, please visit Boston Career Forum website.