Can any buy-side traders speak to trading with Nomura counterparts? I'm considering an offer and looking for some insight on how smooth these transactions are, and how I've been told that prices and volume are competitive but want more perspective. Thanks
27 Jul 2020
How would you rank Nomura in 2020 in terms of culture, prestige, exit ops, and comp? What are some of the stronger groups within Nomura and what does the recruiting for these groups look like? Thanks in advance
15 Jun 2020
Sounds insanely high to me but did anyone else get this? This is for Global Markets but I also want to hear from IB and other groups
19 Jan 2020
Hey guys, the title says it all. I recently received an IBD summer analyst offer from here. How would you rank its groups in the US (deal flow, culture, reputation)? Also, where do you see Nomura in the next 5 years? I'm a little worried that a Japanese bank in the US won't have the best deal flow, but I've been seeing good things about the firm in the news lately. Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated!
11 Nov 2019
Can anyone provide any color on the following banks regarding their tech / fintech coverage? Any info appreciated regarding dealflow, comp, culture, etc. How would you rank them? For NYC. * Jefferies * Cowen * Nomura * Rothschild * PJ Solomon * FT Partners * GP Bullhound
12 Feb 2020
Anyone ever had to do a modeling test for Nomura? I'm interviewing from a smaller bank and want to know what to expect. I've done a few of these recently and they vary a lot from firm to firm as to what they expect; this one will be 90 minutes-2 hours.
09 Apr 2019
Greatly appreciate your opinion. Little bit about me, non-target school with 1.25 yr working experience at a BB in quantitative analytics role. BR pay slightly less than NM. But its not a concern for me. I like both opportunities and I know they drive me towards completely different directions. The struggle is like this: Blackrock > Nomura S&T > PAG Any input from you guys?
03 Jan 2018
Hi all - I'm a math and econ major from a top-20 US school, just got an offer for Nomura S&T which I'm very excited about. Had a few questions - 1) What is Nomura's reputation, especially in terms of S&T, 2) What kind of activities do summer analysts do (I don't know if I'll actually be trading or writing pitches or whatever else), 3) What are the better desks right now at Nomura?
14 Oct 2017
Hi. I'd really appreciate your opinions about my first career! I have job offers from ML FICC sales and from Nomura IBD and I'm deciding which one to take. Given I initially wanted to work at IBD, I should take the latter. I heard, however, work experiences at one of the Bulge Bracket companies make your resume stand out when you move to other firms. My long-term goals are to help my family's business (not in finance) and to earn money to set up an NGO about domestic violence, hopefully in 10 years. So I wouldn't permanently work for either job. Any opinion from any point of view would be
20 May 2018
I have offers for summer analyst positions at JP Morgan Investor Services (hopefully in the Prime Brokerage team) and at Nomura IBD, both of which are in London. My long term goal is to work in IBD and eventually cross over to PE so Nomura makes more sense for developing my skill set and showing my interest in IBD. However, the JP Morgan brand is obviously stronger than Nomura. Does anyone have any thoughts about which is a better choice strategically considering my career goals? Thanks a lot for you input!
06 Feb 2015
Looks like they've been hiring a lot of senior bankers lately. Thoughts on their banking division in the US? Specifically regarding M&A, FIG, and Consumer/Retail groups. How are the exit opps and pay (bonuses)? Thanks in advance.
02 Aug 2013
I recently went through the recruiting process at my school and received 2 offers, one for Goldman CRMA and one for IBD at Nomura. Which one should I take if the ultimate goal is banking or S&T at a BB? I'm also "on-hold" for BAML. Should I continue to pursue that? Thanks so much for your input!
05 Aug 2013
Which would you pick over Nomura or Houlihan Lokey for FT IBD? To put it simply wondering which one has greater prestige and would bestow better exit opps, both in London and the US.
21 Nov 2013
Anyone have Nomura doing OCR yet, or any clue when they would? All the other banks at my school are in the middle of the process but Nomura is nowhere to be found.
16 Oct 2015
Anyone have any opinions on Nomura in US? They're retrenching from Europe (and US to an extent), but have grown considerably over the last few years in terms of no. of bankers. How would they feed into PE? Thanks all.
20 May 2013
I am a sophomore at Baruch College majoring in Applied Math. And I am interested in a career and a summer analyst internship next year in credit risk at a BB IB. I heard that Baruch is recruited heavily for middle or back office. Front office not so much. Since risk is middle office I want to know if the BB IB recruit from Baruch for credit risk/ risk management?
25 Jan 2016
I will be working in Nomura's Global Markets division this summer. I was wondering if anyone had advice on what I could do to prep for this internship in the months ahead of summer? Tips from any past SAs will be helpful (even if not in Nomura) Did anyone intern at Nomura last summer? What was the full-time offer rate like? And any tips on how to be successful there? Thanks!
04 Mar 2012
It was just two short months ago... We were coming of the holiday high and I suggested $150 oil by June of 2011. Very few agreed with the suggestion at the time. Today, I'm back to cattle prod you about it. As Saudi Arabia's predicted Day of Rage approaches, options traders have been buying $200 call options on oil like mad men over the past two weeks. With April delivery crude rising to $105.44 on the New York Mercantile Exchange yesterday, the light sweet stuff is up 29% from one year ago and is at its highest point since September 26, 2008.
08 Mar 2011
My friend has SA IBD offers at Piper Jaffray, Rothschild, RBC, Mizuho, and Nomura in NYC. How would you rank these firms? She's interested in FT BB and PE exit opps. Thank you!
09 Feb 2011
Is there anything one should really remember when applying for Nomura? I mean is there something that differentiates them and that they are proud of? I've scanned the website, but it's absolute rubbish.
09 Aug 2010
So I'm looking at info on Nomura Asset Management (http://www.topcareer.jp/inter/company_search/?id=…), and the starting salary is 200k JPY/month, or 2600 USD/month. That's 31k USD/year...is this normal? There's further confirmation in a Bloomberg article from 2 years ago (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-30/Nomura-s…).
17 Oct 2012
Hey guys, I have a first round interview coming up with Nomura for a summer analyst position in their securities division. I was not able to find much on their culture, interview process, etc in the archives, so I was hoping someone could shed some light on them. Thanks.
05 Feb 2012
So I will be interning at Nomura in Capital Markets and will be rotating through both fixed income and equities and working on a specific desk within each. While they do not guarantee placement of groups or desks, they do take into consideration your preferences. So my question is, what are the best desks and groups within Nomura? Thanks!!
13 Apr 2011
Hey All, I've read a lot of topics here and I know some of you guys are way more knowledgeable than I am when it comes to IBD vs AM and specific firms. I've got a specific question I hope you guys could help me out with. What are your thoughts on compensation/exit opps/the street's view/etc. on these guys? I'm thinking of going HF or PE or maybe going an entrepreneurial route but would prefer taking one of these jobs first. IBD: Jefferies (Seems to get bashed alot...whats the deal w/ these guys?) Nomura (What is Wall St.'s sentiment towards these guys right now? How are they performing, etc.?) AM: T Rowe Price (Prestigious? Kind of in B-more...not the most idealistic place to be)
22 Sep 2011
I recruited for a lot of different areas this year, and these are the offers I got. I have a lot of interests, and just wanted to get a sense of what people think are the best opportunities. What do you guys think? They're all FT positions, and Qatalyst is IB, Nomura is S&T, Teach for America is for a high school around Oakland. These are all for SF/bay area. I haven't worked at any of these places, so I don't know what the culture is like.
21 Oct 2010
If you had the choice between sales and trading at Nomura and public finance at Citi, which would you choose and why (same base salary & bonus)? And are the exit ops for public finance really as bad as everybody says? Thanks!
19 Oct 2011
Surprised nobody posted this : http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2366cdd8-ea9a-11df-b28d… (Apologies if I missed it) Nomura looking into possibly acquiring Jefferies. Thoughts?
09 Nov 2010
Hey everyone, I recently attended final rounds with Nomura Ops and still haven't heard back from them. They told me I'd find out the day of or the next day, but it's been two days already and was wondering if anyone else who interviewed within them for ops has heard back yet. Thanks everyone!
08 Jan 2010
Hey guys, I have two unrelated questions. I. was just curious about Nomura's reputation -- what banks is it on par with? 2. When applying for banking and trading internships/jobs in the US, what kind of value is placed on experience abroad? I was thinking of maybe trying to get an internship somewhere abroad over December break. Thanks.
21 Feb 2009
Hey guys, I recently posted a question asking whether I should take SA Macquarie IBD over HSBC Strategic Transactions Group (both in NYC), and I can safely say that I'd much rather prefer Macquarie over HSBC in the NY office. However, I'm now faced with the choice between Macquarie and Nomura IBD, again both in NYC. Both are growing firms in NYC, with Nomura having a stronger global presence from what I've read on these forums. Does anybody have any suggestions on which firm I should do my summer at? Thanks in advance.
14 Feb 2011
Has anyone interviewed or taken part in Nomura's Global Markets Summer Analyst position? I have an interview coming up and haven't been able to find much info through searching. What's expected, what's the culture? Thanks for any advice!
01 Feb 2011
I have two summer analyst internship offers -- ECM at BAML, and IBD at Nomura. I loved the people at both, and am having a hard time deciding. I've asked a lot of people for their inputs as well and have gotten different answers -- some people say the value of IBD over ECM outweighs (including in terms of exit opps), and others say that as a summer analyst I should prioritize the BAML brand name. I was wondering if anyone here had any thoughts. It would be very much appreciated!
24 Nov 2015
I will be interning in Nomura's Markets Division in Hong Kong. They recently sent me an email asking for my top 3 desk preferences. I have heard that Nomura is very strong in Fixed Income in HK/APAC. Any advice on the best desks/asset classes in Nomura? Thanks in advance!
15 Feb 2019
Hey everyone, I was just wondering how long after final round interviews is it appropriate to contact HR about offers. I was originally told I would be contacted Thursday afternoon/Friday (Thursday was my final round) about offers, but still haven't heard back from them yet. Would e-mailing them tomorrow be too soon or should I wait it out a bit longer? Pretty nervous right now actually, haha. But the fact that I still haven't been rejected yet should be a good thing? Any advice would be great. Thanks!
10 Jan 2010
From efinancialcareers: Nomura confirms it: M&A and capital markets businesses are just not very profitable. Macquarie pays head of risk twice head of M&A by Sarah Butcher If you work in M&A or capital markets (collectively known as IBD), you may be a loss leader. Don't, therefore, expect to get paid anything like your colleagues in sales and trading roles. There have always been suspicions that M&A bankers aren't great for the bottom line (RBS's don't appear to have been profitable, for example), Nomura's results today confirm this to be so. Unusually among banks, Nomura breaks out the profitability of its investment banking (defined as capital markets and advisory) division specifically. For three of the four quarters of the year ending March 2012, it made a loss.
01 May 2012
Hi, Does anyone know if Nomura follows the usual 60k base 10k sign-on benchmark for 1st year analysts in M&A or is it lower? What about Nomura S&T? Asking specificially for NY/London office. I imagine they pay lower that the street average, however, please share if you know or have heard anything from other people. Thank you all for your time.
13 Feb 2009
Did anyone try to complete the online application for investment banking analyst at Nomura Securites today? I filled out the application, saved it, but when I went back to it the website would not allow me to upload my cover letter. I was therefore not able to submit my application and they are due tomorrow!! WTF!!! I tried calling but no tech support is there till Monday. I e-mailed recruiting and told them about my situation and attached my cover letter and CV. I feel like that is totally unprofessional and can't say it doesn't reflect poorly on Nomura and its ambitions to compete with the top IB's. However I understand there in the business of banking not technology so I understand that they prob still have a great IBD team. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
27 Feb 2010