There are a few older threads addressing this. However, if anyone can provide insights into Nomura and any top groups they may have + culture + exit opps + etc..., that would be great. Am also curious to hear more about Nomura Greentech and how that compares to Nomura along with other eco-focused banks (which I frankly don't know much about).
31 Jan 2021
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
got an SA offer for Nomura IB CFS (cap markets) and want to know more about their strongest teams and comp. i understand from @Pan European Monkey" 's great post (https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/20-most-fr…) that LevFin is a strength -- i'm aiming for that and expressed + was assessed on it during my interviews -- are there any other particularly strong teams (in regards to dealflow + exits)? i know their base salary is above-market, but how do their bonuses / all-in compare to other banks?
06 Nov 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I recently got invited by Nomura for a lateral hiring opportunity. It comes with a modeling test before the next stage interview. Could someone share with me about what the modeling test is like? I saw a 2019-posting here and reached out to the author -- haven't got back yet. Hoping to know more before it starts. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
27 Nov 2020
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
Nomura IBD (mainly M&A and LevFin) or BNP Paribas (Acquisition Finance)? Both are off cycle internships in Europe. I feel the personal fit at both banks is good. The BNP team deals only with corporate clients (PE is handled by another team), however, they offered me to join the M&A team for one month. The PE exposure is higher at Nomura and they had a fairly good conversion rate last year. However, I feel BNP is the better brand. What do you guys think?
13 Jun 2017
Hello, I am an American MBA student in Europe who just secured 2 offers for summer associate Sales and Trading internships in London. The first is from Citi - global brand name, easy to move back to US, presence in emerging markets, high conversion rate from intern to full-time. The second is from Nomura - basically Lehman Europe, smaller more entrepreneurial, high-caliber people. I would like to work in London for the next couple years but perhaps would like to move back to New York after that. It seems that Nomura is better known in Europe but Citi is better known globally. Which would you pick?? Not sure about my personal desk/function interests.. open-minded but perhaps sales in commodities for example? Advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
14 Mar 2011
According to BBC News, Nomura made a very bold move this week by appointing its first female CEO. Junko Nakagawa joined Nomura Securities Co. in 1988, working at its underwriting and finance divisions before leaving the company in 2004. This could start a trend in upward mobility for women in the investment banking field:
10 Mar 2011
Hey guys, GS/MS/CS Debt Origination within Financing or a Nomura/RBC IBD M&A/Lev Fin role? What do you think? Specifically if I am looking at exit opps in the realm of HF not PE. Also, after spending some time in the Financing group, do you think it would be possible to switch to IBD at the former banks? Would appreciate constructive comments rather than monkeys trying to claim this is false or that I would be lying. As I have no reason to be wasting my time here if I was. Thanks in advance kids.
21 Dec 2010
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
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
Can someone elaborate on the culture of Japanese Banks in the united states? I have heard that their culture is more respective and collegial. Typically less facetime than other banks. I just would like to know more.
18 Oct 2021
Any opinions on Nomura entering the US Announced M&A League Tables for 2010? Is this indicative of success of their concerted efforts to grow their US IBD operations? Any take on the group in 2011?
19 Jan 2011
UBS AG was voted Europe's top brokerage for equity research for a ninth straight year in a poll for Institutional Investor magazine. Nomura Holdings Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Credit Suisse Group AG tied for second. A total of 28 analyst teams at Zurich-based UBS were voted among the best researchers in the region, the publication said on its Web site today. Nomura, which jumped from eighth place, JPMorgan and Credit Suisse each had 22 favorably ranked teams. The changing positions reflect upheavals in the industry, with banks purchasing rivals and analysts switching employers as bonuses were slashed. Europe's Dow Jones Stoxx 600 Index surged 61 percent from March 9 to Dec. 31, pushing the gauge to its biggest annual gain in a decade. Tokyo-based Nomura, which bought Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s European operations after the U.S. bank's bankruptcy in 2008, lured the largest number of new votes after poaching analysts from brokerages including Dresdner Kleinwort, Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp.'s Merrill Lynch unit.
02 Feb 2010
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
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
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
Lehman Brothers' European and Middle Eastern operations just sold to Nomura for two bucks -- that's right, TWO BUCKS. You want fries with that? http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/…
26 Sep 2008
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
hi, i was wondering if anyone had any information on what Nomura's final round of interviews for technology analyst (ny) would be like? the interviews are supposed to last at least two hours. what should i expect - especially what questions? thanks in advance for any answers/advice.
10 Nov 2010
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
I attended a company presentation and networking eventy by Nomura at my university today and got an analyst's and the HR lady's business card. I am only a first year student so I will apply to their spring insight program and the hr lady told me that she does review all the applications from my area for it, and that the decisions are simply made based on cv and cover letter. So I had quite a nice talk with her and got her business card, but I don't really know if there is any sense in following up with an email because it is just the spring insight program and the application process for it is not that complex. So what do you guys think, should I try to remind her of me before I apply and if yes, how should I do so?
16 Nov 2010
Hi guys...just got an invitation from Nomura for 2 interviews on the same day for IBD in HK...I dun think these are HR interviews as they need to schedule with bankers (I didnt go thru any of the psychometric tests/Hr interviews at the first hand) Anyone knows sth about Nomura especially about its integration with Lehman's Asian operations? And do anyone of you know exactly about the whole assessment process for summer intern applications? Any help much appreciated!
25 Feb 2009
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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