Published On: Wed, May 26th, 2010

Nomura appoints Head of Equities, China

Nomura, the global investment bank, today announced the appointment of Dr. Hua He as Head of Equities, China as the firm continues to strengthen its presence in this key market.

Dr. He brings extensive experience to the role, having most recently held the position of Head of Equity Research, Asia ex-Japan, in which he led Nomura to achieve a record second ranking in the 2010 Institutional Investor All-Asia Research Team poll, up from eighth in 2009.

“Hua’s appointment is in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to Nomura’s equities franchise and the strong confidence that we have in his experience and leadership,” said Rachid Bouzouba, Joint Head of Global Equities. “His knowledge of the China market and deeply established client relationships will see him drive our strategy to build a top tier China equities platform.

“This is a newly created position which demonstrates our commitment to China and highlights our continued momentum and the significant progress we have achieved in expanding our equities franchise in Asia-Pacific,” Mr Bouzouba added.

Dr. He will be responsible for all China-related equities business activities, from both a product and client perspective, and will report to Rachid Bouzouba and Zhizhong Yang, Chairman and CEO, China Region. He will also retain his current role as Head of Fixed Income Research, Asia ex-Japan.

Dr. He holds a PhD degree in Finance from MIT. Prior to joining Nomura in 2008, he was with Lehman Brothers as Head of Fixed Income Research for Asia-Pacific since 2001 and held the additional role of Head of Equity Research for Asia-Pacific since 2005. Before joining Lehman Brothers, he held senior positions at Salomon Brothers as well as tenured Finance faculty positions at UC Berkeley and Yale University.

Nomura is committed to strengthening its equities franchise and expanding its global capabilities as it realizes its goal to become the leading equities house in Asia-Pacific and a top five global equities house.

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