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Nomura Hires David Seif as Chief Economist for Developed Markets

April 8, 2024

Nomura Securities International, Inc.

New York, April 8, 2024—Nomura today announced its appointment of David Seif as Chief Economist for Developed Markets.

"David's appointment underscores Nomura's commitment to produce cutting-edge macro research, and his past 15 years of experience working at major hedge funds will help provide our clients with unique perspectives and actionable ideas," said Rob Subbaraman, Nomura's Head of Global Macro Research.

Based in New York, Dr. Seif is a Managing Director and reports to Rob Subbaraman, Head of Global Macro Research, and Paul Nikodem, Head of US Fixed Income Research.

"We are excited to have David join the Nomura research platform as we continue to enhance and expand our fixed income macro offering to clients globally. As our economic platform relies heavily on strong fundamental views along with unique perspectives on positioning, we are confident that the breadth and depth of David's expertise will be complementary to our economics offering, while allowing us to develop valuable insights that will be relevant for all client types," said Darren Shames, Head of Global Markets America Sales and Co-Head of G10 Global Rates Sales.

Prior to joining Nomura, Dr. Seif worked as the Chief of Global Economics at Brevan Howard Asset Management. Prior to Brevan Howard, he served in senior economist roles at Point72 Asset Management and Paulson & Co.

Dr. Seif holds a PhD and MA in Economics from Harvard University and a BS in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning approximately 30 countries and regions. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Wealth Management, Investment Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.

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