Today’s announcement is aligned to the strategic and financial targets announced by Nomura in September, designed to help the firm adapt to significant changes in the market and facilitate a single client strategy.
Steven Ashley, Global Head of Fixed Income, has been appointed Head of Global Markets. Naoki Matsuba, Joint Global Head of Equities, has been appointed Co-Head of Global Markets. Both appointments are effective immediately.
As the firm transitions to the new structure, Benoit Savoret, currently Joint Global Head of Equities, will serve as an advisor to Steven Ashley and Naoki Matsuba.
'We are confident that this new structure will combine the best talents at the firm for the benefit of all Nomura stakeholders, and ensure that we leverage the strengths and expertise of our teams across the Global Markets businesses', said Atsushi Yoshikawa, Wholesale CEO and President and Group COO, Nomura Holdings.
'Steven Ashley brings a proven track record in building successful businesses, while Naoki Matsuba possesses deep equities experience globally. Together they will ensure that we maximize opportunities consistent with our strategy as Asia’s global investment bank', added Yoshikawa.