NOMURA News Release

Nomura Launches Conviction Buy List for the US

New York, May 10, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, today announced the introduction of its US Conviction Buy List, a group of US-listed stocks which the firm expects to outperform the S&P 500 index over a 12-month period.

Nomura has a strong heritage of research excellence and the list, managed by Nomura's Head of US Equity Research, Michael Rietbrock, and Michael Lean, Deputy Director of US Research, highlights the best long-only ideas generated by the firm's fundamental equity research department.

"We are excited about the launch of our Conviction Buy List, and believe it will further validate Nomura's best-in-class research offering," said Rietbrock. "We have built a team of some of the best analysts on Wall Street and are focused on effectively delivering their highest conviction ideas to our clients."

Ciaran O'Kelly, Nomura's Head of Equities, Americas added, "We are focused on building an idea house with Wall Street's best talent; closely aligned with Nomura's global sector strengths. The US Conviction Buy List highlights our best investment ideas for clients and demonstrates to the market that we are committed to differentiating ourselves through the generation of uniquely actionable and alpha-generating ideas."

Nomura's US Conviction Buy List will typically consist of 10 to 25 stocks, and will be rebalanced quarterly to achieve equal weighting in connection with the addition and / or deletion of any stocks. Each stock must have an average daily trading volume of at least $5 million, calculated over the preceding six months.

The constituent securities on the inaugural US Conviction Buy List are as follows: Cablevision (CVC), Dover (DOV), Goldman Sachs (GS), Limited Brands (LTD), Marriott International (MAR), Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM), News Corp (NWSA), PetSmart (PETM), PNC Financial Services (PNC) and Viacom Inc. (VIAB).


For further information please contact:

Name Company Telephone
Peter Truell Nomura +1 212-667-9971
Jonathan Hodgkinson Nomura +1 212-667-1484


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 over 27,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: retail, wholesale (global markets, investment banking, and other wholesale), and asset management. Nomura's subsidiaries in the US include Nomura Securities International, Inc. and Nomura Securities North America, LLC, its investment banking arms in the United States, and members of SIPC. For further information about Nomura, please visit