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Nomura Hires Christopher Willcox as CEO & President, Nomura Securities International, Inc., Nomura Global Financial Products Inc. and Senior Managing Director
April 26, 2021
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Tokyo/New York, April 26, 2021 - Nomura Holdings, Inc. today announced that Christopher Willcox will join as CEO & President, Nomura Securities International, Inc., Nomura Global Financial Products Inc. He will also be appointed as Co-CEO, Nomura Holding America Inc. and Senior Managing Director for his respective US capacities. His appointment is effective May 3, 2021.
Kentaro Okuda, Nomura President and Group CEO, said: "We are excited to welcome Chris to Nomura's leadership team in the Americas. Chris's hiring is part of our continued commitment to grow and strengthen our capabilities in the Americas. Chris will play a key role as we continue our strategy of taking Nomura to the next level in delivering sustainable growth, while remaining committed to our mission to enrich society through our expertise in the capital markets."
Mr. Willcox brings extensive leadership experience across a range of business roles, and deep industry knowledge spanning both the buy and sell-side. Most recently, as CEO of JP Morgan Asset Management he was responsible for managing around $2 trillion in AUM across all asset classes including public and private markets. He was previously the Head of Global Fixed Income and Liquidity at JP Morgan Asset Management and Global Head of Rates at JP Morgan's Investment Bank. He has extensive foreign exchange, fixed income markets and investment banking experience and brings a global perspective having worked in Europe, Asia including Japan and North America. Prior to joining JP Morgan, he served in various roles at Citigroup over a 15 year period. Mr. Willcox earned a B.Sc. in Economics from University College London and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.
Commenting on his appointment Mr. Willcox said: "I am proud to be joining a firm with a great history and strong values. Having worked with Nomura in various capacities, as a counter-party, as a client of Nomura's wholesale business and having served Nomura's Retail and Asset Management divisions as major clients in my previous roles, I have greatly enjoyed the interactions and developed great respect for the firm. Now as a member of the group, my goal is to continue the focus on building our America's business so as to deliver excellence to our clients globally. Key to this will be attracting and retaining world-class talent".
Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Investment Management. 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.