Nomura Boosts Fixed Income Research with Strategic Appointments in EMEA
London, October 6, 2010 – Nomura, the global investment bank, today completed the latest phase of its strategic growth initiative for Fixed Income Research in EMEA, with the appointments of Bob Janjuah and Kevin Gaynor as Co-Heads of Cross Asset Allocation Strategy and Geoff Kendrick as G10 FX Strategist. All three will be based in London.
"We are thrilled to have Bob, Kevin and Geoff join our Global Fixed Income research team," said Michael Guarnieri, Global Head of Fixed Income Research. "Their hiring is consistent with the overall strategic plan for our business which is to lead with insightful research that our clients can rely on when making investment decisions. Nomura's Global Fixed Income Research team now numbers over 180 client facing research analysts in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Japan."
Commenting on the new hires, Jim McCormick, Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA said: "Nomura has made a major commitment in the past two years to be the best in class provider of cross-market, macro research. In the post-crisis environment, macro factors have re-emerged as a dominant driver of financial markets. With the additions of Bob, Kevin and Geoff I am confident we have amongst the strongest teams of macro economists and strategists in the industry."
Bob Janjuah joins Nomura from Royal Bank of Scotland where he was most recently Chief Market Strategist and Co-Head of the bank's Global Macro Strategy unit. Before joining RBS, Janjuah was at Bear Stearns where he worked as Chief Credit Strategist.
Kevin Gaynor also joins Nomura from Royal Bank of Scotland where he was Chief Markets Economist and previously Head of Economics and Rates Research. Prior to this, Gaynor was at UBS most notably working as Chief European Economist.
Janjuah and Gaynor will be jointly responsible to create and market cross asset / cross border trading strategies for Nomura's global priority clients, alongside the firm's Global Macro Strategy Research Group.
Geoff Kendrick joins Nomura from UBS where he was G10 Foreign Exchange Strategist. He will be based in London and will work with the firm's Global FX Strategy Teams in New York, Singapore and Tokyo to drive global product design and increase client coverage in partnership with the firm's Macro Strategy Research Group.
Nomura's Foreign Exchange strategy team provides research on 32 individual currencies across the firm's core regions. The G10 FX strategy team, headed by Jens Nordvig in New York, offers comprehensive trading insight based on quantitative analysis and an expert appreciation of economic fundamentals that affect global exchange rates.
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