Nomura appoints Wilianto Ie as Head of Indonesia Research
Singapore, September 20, 2010 – Nomura, the global investment bank, today announces the appointment of Wilianto Ie to the newly-created role of Head of Research, Indonesia as the firm further expands its already strong research capabilities in Southeast Asia. Mr. Ie will be responsible for building Nomura's Indonesia-based research team and for providing overall Indonesia market strategy, reporting to Jitsoon Lim, Head of Equity Research, Southeast Asia.
Nomura's new Indonesia research team will be supported by regional analysts based out of Singapore and Hong Kong, who already provide the firm's clients with coverage of Indonesia's macro-economy, as well as four Indonesian sectors; banking, plantations, telcos and utilities.
"We are very excited about Wilianto joining Nomura in Indonesia. With his extensive experience and track record we believe he will build a top-rated Indonesian research franchise for our clients, which will complement our existing coverage of ASEAN," said Jitsoon Lim.
Mr. Ie has over 15 years of experience in Indonesian equity research. He joins Nomura from CLSA Indonesia where he was a senior analyst covering the plantation sector in ASEAN and the Automotive sector, prior to which he was Head of Research at Kim Eng Securities Indonesia. He was also previously a senior analyst at Indosuez WI Carr Securities Indonesia and Standard Chartered Securities Indonesia, respectively. Mr. Ie holds an MBA from Pittsburg State University.
Commenting on the appointment, Atsuyoshi Aoyagi, Nomura's Head of Equities, Southeast Asia said, "Mr. Ie's appointment is an important first step in building Nomura's comprehensive equities coverage of the Indonesian market for global investors."
Nomura is currently number one in terms of its Asia-Pacific research coverage, covering over 1,150 stocks across the region - including 110 Southeast Asian stocks - in combination with the Equity research team in Japan. The firm ranked number one in the inaugural Institutional Investor 2010 All-China Research Team rankings, first in Institutional Investor's 2010 All-Japan Research Team survey, and second in both the 2010 Institutional Investor All-Europe and All-Asia Research Team rankings. In the All-Asia survey, Nomura's Singapore and Malaysia research teams ranked second and runner-up, respectively.
Nomura has been actively building out its Equities business globally and has been gaining market share across all major exchanges. Nomura is ranked number one overall on both the London Stock Exchange and Tokyo Stock Exchange in terms of volume and value of shares traded monthly.
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