The award was given in recognition of Nomura’s leading transaction and client footprint amongst European financial institutions, innovation across the product spectrum, and thought leadership in the capital debate.
As regulators and markets began to focus increasingly on capital and liquidity in 2011, Nomura moved early to integrate its coverage, M&A, DCM, ECM, Capital Advisory and Insurance Solutions Groups under one structure – the FIG Vertical.
'Nomura is honoured to receive this award. Creating the FIG Vertical allowed us to offer a fully coordinated, holistic and product-agnostic approach to clients’ challenges', said Philippe Dufournier, Head of Global Finance. 'In addition, we spent time educating Asian investors on the changing regulatory and macro-economic landscape in Europe, allowing us to unlock much-needed pools of capital and liquidity'.
The Banker is one of the world's premier banking and finance resources, read in over 180 countries around the world. Its Investment Banking Awards celebrate the kind of innovation that brings clarity, fulfils client objectives and lowers client costs. The judging panel was made up of 16 industry experts.
'Nomura’s financial institutions group (FIG) has undoubtedly been one of its strengths', said Paul Wallace, Capital Markets Reporter at The Banker. 'The Japanese bank has proved its ability over the past year to execute some of Europe’s most notable and innovative capital raisings for financial institutions'.