Published On: Mon, Jun 21st, 2010

Nomura Continues Australian Expansion With Senior Appointments

Continuing to build on its momentum in the Australian market, Nomura, the global investment bank, announced June 21 the appointment of three senior executives.

Based in Sydney, the key hires include the Heads of Equities and Fixed Income, both of which constitute Nomura’s Global Markets business, as well the Head of Mergers and Acquisition within the Investment Banking Division.

Hiroyuki Nishikawa, Nomura Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, said the appointments further reinforce Nomura’s commitment to the region and to its Australian client base.

“Nomura’s goal is to be a top-tier institution in Australia, and we are delighted to welcome such highly regarded and distinguished individuals into our business who will offer our clients a wealth of experience and solutions.”

Grant Chamberlain joins Nomura as Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Australia. Previously, Grant was at Deutsche Bank as managing director of Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to this he worked in Corporate Finance with Schroders Australia, and as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with Freehills. Grant has over 15 years experience in the execution of major corporate finance transactions, and in particular, public company mergers and acquisitions. Major transactions include Kirin’s acquisition of 100% of Lion Nathan, IOOF’s merger with Australian Wealth Management, Foster’s takeover offer for Southcorp, Investa’s takeover offer for Principal Office Fund, and WMC’s demerger. Grant has a Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University.

James Land joins Nomura as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income, Australia. He was most recently the global head of rates markets at Westpac where he developed their global AUD and NZD trading, sales and research business into a top three player. During his 14 year tenure at Westpac, James held a variety of positions, where his responsibilities included overseeing the bank’s short and long term funding products, foreign exchange and interest rate risk management and the firm’s liquid asset portfolio. James holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Griffith University and a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Andrew Norman joins Nomura as Managing Director and Head of Equities, Australia. Previously, Andrew spent 16 years at Credit Suisse where he was most recently the Co-Head of Cash Equities, responsible for all of the cash equity functions including research, research sales, sales trading, execution, and cash trading. Andrew held a variety of senior positions during his time at Credit Suisse including, Co-Head of Australian Equities, Head of Global Sales and Execution and Head of International Sales. Andrew has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Midwestern State University, Texas.

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