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Aug 11, 2013 - 8:56pm

Also interested in their US progress. I can say with confidence they are strong in Australia (especially in consumer, natural resources, industrials and FIG) and because of Abenomics are absolutely killing it in Japan right now. As they are trying to grow steadily in the US, their Japanese success (ie more money lining their pockets) could bode well for their US operations?

 
Aug 13, 2013 - 9:34am

@Prospective_Banker and @Scandal are the only two on here who seem to know something (forgive me if I'm wrong, I mean no offence) about their US ops...you guys got any more info on other groups etc?

 
Aug 13, 2013 - 9:57am

They had big cuts in the U.S. for both S&T (and I believe for IBD as well) a couple years back. My take is that they're trying to rebuild, and have hired new people in both.

Calm down.
 
Aug 13, 2013 - 9:59am

Exit opps are a bit limited since they're a foreign bank and the scandal hurt them - pay is a weird @ japanese firms since they are very tight w/ budgets and pay and will ask for verification of previous pay structure (bonuses included) before giving you an offer. Basically, they'll try to extract as much utility out of you as possible :)

Calm down.
 
Oct 22, 2013 - 2:26pm

Bump. Sorry guys, I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to revive it to get some thoughts (though I'm not the OP).

Anyone else?

Float like a butterfly, sting like the bee.
 
Oct 22, 2013 - 3:02pm

They've hired a few senior bankers, but it's because they've lost a lot several years ago. M&A is probably their strongest and largest group. Can't speak for the consumer / retail group, but I've met some of their FIG bankers and I wasn't too impressed. Small group, low deal flow, etc.

Exit opps obviously depends on the group, but overall the name brand doesn't carry much value in the US. If I had to, I'd bucket them into the "low MM" tier.

 
Oct 22, 2013 - 3:19pm

Mergermarket says they've done just 3 M&A deals in the Americas all year (~$500mm range). Is that accurate? If so... meh... they have some serious work to do

Float like a butterfly, sting like the bee.
 
Oct 22, 2013 - 3:46pm

How would a place like Nomura/Macquaire, which are very strong in/near their home markets, but not too strong in the US, be considered when someone has experience with the firms in their home markets and is trying to move to the US? If firms/b-schools in the US were looking at a resume that had work experience at Nomura/Macquarie in their home countries on it, would they recognize that the experience would be stronger than any gained by working at those firms in the US, or would the applicant's experience be thought of as similar to any gained by working at that firm in a US office?

 
Jan 19, 2014 - 6:33pm

notthehospitalER:

How would a place like Nomura/Macquaire, which are very strong in/near their home markets, but not too strong in the US, be considered when someone has experience with the firms in their home markets and is trying to move to the US? If firms/b-schools in the US were looking at a resume that had work experience at Nomura/Macquarie in their home countries on it, would they recognize that the experience would be stronger than any gained by working at those firms in the US, or would the applicant's experience be thought of as similar to any gained by working at that firm in a US office?

Interested in this.

 
Jan 19, 2014 - 6:40pm

Best groups at Nomura IBD? (Originally Posted: 08/17/2015)

What are the best groups within Nomura IBD (New York) in terms of deal flow and exit opps? I realize this has been asked numerous times already but Nomura has been pretty big on poaching senior bankers from bigger shops in the past few years; I was curious if perhaps things had changed with the firm with a newer set of recruits. Their growth seems pretty insane in North America...

 
Jan 19, 2014 - 6:45pm

Nomura IBD (NY) (Originally Posted: 08/07/2014)

In general, how would a place like Nomura in New York be for starting a career in investment banking? Does anyone know how well Nomura IBD in NY places into buy side? I know they're rapidly expanding their IBD team in NY, and they're particularly strong in Lev Fin / Financial Sponsors -- but does anyone know about Nomura's industry coverage teams?

 
Jan 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Nomura IBD - details please (Originally Posted: 09/21/2011)

I did a search and want additional info. What is the overall culture of Nomura? I'd like to learn as much as possible.

Sorry for the vague post, but really anything you want to add is helpful.

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Jan 19, 2014 - 7:34pm

I interviewed with them for a summer SA ibd in London, but I blew the second round being a clown. First interview was a case study, then a 2 on 1 and a 1 on 1 interview. For the second one I was not serious enough, it was 4 1 on 1 interviews with senior bankers, extremely nice people. The environment was great, many were ex lehman bankers, you can feel the momentum and they are very interesting people. Try to be formal, but also remember to review your fit questions and modeling. In my case it was a shame I did not make it through, I really liked the people there and the environment, but luckily I interviewed recently again for a position I like a lot too and felt a better fit with the people. Good luck!.

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Jan 19, 2014 - 7:37pm

Nomura IBD which team (Originally Posted: 07/10/2014)

Joining London Nomura IBD this summer. Been asked to choose which team to join (preference form after networking). Any ideas which is strongest? Only speak English...

Thinking UK M&A/execution but any advice? Would like some non-UK exposure though and good deal flow.

Cheers

PS

Don't have access to mergermarket...would appreciate any past deal stats

 
Jan 19, 2014 - 7:40pm

Sorry I didn't specify, it's for FT. They've filled some spots from last year's SA class that were converted.

Seems for FT you get a general offer then you're placed via a "match making" process where it's up to you to reach out to members of different groups then give your choices to HR who get feedback from the teams.

Other than UK M&A was thinking NR or TMT. Has anyone heard any good things about FIG?

 
Jan 19, 2014 - 7:47pm

Salary increase for some bankers only, meaning most likely will only affect Directors and MDs. It has nothing to do with analysts and associates. Many US and European banks did that last year too.

Noruma is an ok bank in Europe and Asia after they acquired Lehman, but it is really a 3rd or 4th tier bank in the US.

 
Jan 19, 2014 - 7:49pm

I think Nomura IBD could go either way. They could be a big player in investment banking in the next 5-10 years or then can fizzle and not really go anywhere. Traditionally, building an investment banking business is a very difficult thing to do unless you buy someone. BofA and Macquarie are two places that tried to do that during the boom. Both got some results, but ended up buying someone eventually.

There are only about 30 people in IBD in New York right now. They bought Lehman in Asia and Europe so they're trying to build on that platform in the US. Nomura has a strong balance sheet so it will be a strong player in capital raising. However, I think it will be at least 5 years before they become a contender for big M&A or LBO advisory deals. If you're starting an analyst position you should definite take that into consideration as you might not work on any M&A deals during your analyst career.

 
Jan 19, 2014 - 7:50pm
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