Nomura Holdings

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Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Native name
Nomura Hōrudingusu kabushiki gaisha
TypePublic KK
IndustryFinancial services
Financial management consulting
FoundedDecember 25, 1925; 97 years ago (1925-12-25)
Osaka, Japan
Headquarters1-9-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Key people
Nobuyuki Koga
Tetsu Ozaki
(Vice Chairman)
Kentaro Okuda
(President and Group CEO)
ProductsFinancial services
Securities Services
Retail banking
Investment Management
Investment Banking
Asset management
RevenueIncrease ¥1.4 trillion (2021)[1]
Increase ¥326.5 billion (2021)[1]
Decrease ¥153.1 billion (2021)[1]
AUMIncrease ¥64.7 trillion (2021)[1]
Total assetsDecrease ¥42.5 trillion (2021)[1]
Total equityIncrease ¥2.7 trillion (2021)[1]
Number of employees
26,402 (Mar 2021)[1]

Nomura Holdings, Inc. (野村ホールディングス株式会社, Nomura hōrudingusu kabushiki gaisha) is a Japanese financial holding company and a principal member of the Nomura Group, which is Japan’s largest investment bank and brokerage group.[2] It, along with its broker-dealer, banking and other financial services subsidiaries, provides investment, financing and related services to individual, institutional, and government customers on a global basis with an emphasis on securities businesses.[3]



The history of Nomura began on December 25, 1925, when Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. (NSC) was established in Osaka, as a spin-off from Securities Dept. of Osaka Nomura Bank Co., Ltd (the present day Resona Bank). NSC initially focused on the bond market.[4][5][6] It was named after its founder Tokushichi Nomura II, a wealthy Japanese businessman and investor. He had earlier established Osaka Nomura bank in 1918, based on the Mitsui zaibatsu model with a capital of ¥10 million.[7] Like the majority of Japanese conglomerates, or zaibatsu, its origins were in Osaka, but today operates out of Tokyo. NSC gained the authority to trade stock in 1938, and went public in 1961.

Lehman Brothers Acquisition[edit]

In October 2008, Nomura acquired most of Lehman Brothers Asian operations together with its European equities and investment banking units to make one of the world's largest independent investment banks with ¥20,300bn (£138bn) assets under management. In April 2009, the global headquarters for investment banking was moved out of Tokyo to London as part of a strategy to move the company's focus from Japan to global markets, with Josh Tokley appointed Head of UK Investments. Following his subsequent suspension, Tokley was replaced by Michael Coombs.

Nomura paid $225 million for the purchase of Lehman's Asia-Pacific unit.[8] Due to large losses with shares dropping to their lowest level in nearly 37 years, Nomura cut around 5 percent of its staff in Europe (as many as 500 people) in mid-September 2011.[9]

Greentech Acquisition[edit]

In December 2019, Nomura announced that it would acquire Greentech Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank with stated aims of assisting clients across sustainable technology and infrastructure. The transaction is expected to close on March 31, 2020.[10]

Greentech will be rebranded to "Nomura Greentech" and will form part of their Investment Banking franchise in the U.S.[10]

Nomura Holdings and member companies[edit]

Nomura Holdings, Inc. is the holding company of the Nomura Group and the group's principal member.[11][12] As a keiretsu, Nomura Holdings, Inc. does not directly run member companies, rather it keeps a controlling stake of cross shareholdings and manages financial assistance among member companies which help to deflect hostile takeovers.

Core members[edit]

Marketing and branding[edit]

The marketing slogan of Nomura is "Connecting Markets East & West".[16]


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  6. ^ "History of Nomura Securities Company, Limited from". Retrieved 17 Jan 2012.
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  8. ^ Nomura Buys Lehman's Europe Banking, Equities Units Archived 2010-06-13 at the Wayback Machine, Bloomberg, September 23, 2008
  9. ^ "Nomura plans European staff cuts". Financial Times. 2011-09-14.
  10. ^ a b "Nomura to Acquire Greentech Capital Advisors" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  11. ^ a b c d e "Group Companies – NOMURA". Archived from the original on 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  12. ^ "Nomura Holdings, Inc. Info on Bloomberg Businessweek". Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  13. ^ "Company Overview of Nomura Holding America, Inc". Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  14. ^ "Company Overview of Nomura Europe Holdings plc".
  15. ^ "Company Overview of Nomura Asia Holding N.V."
  16. ^ "Nomura – Marketing Slogan". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-09.

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