NOMURA’S HIRING SPREE – Nomura Holdings, one of Japan’s largest investment banks, have made a spree of hires as part of an initiative to grow their Americas business. A total of 15 senior investment bankers, 12 Managing Directors and 3 Executive Directors, across a number of units which include M&A, capital markets, retail, healthcare and technology. The new recruits include @Thomas Chung as Head of Private Capital Markets, @Fedora Baloiu in the Healthcare group and @Eric Jacobs in the M&A unit. The bank’s joint Head of International Investment Banking, @James DeNaut, commented on the hires saying, “Nomura is committed to growing the Investment Banking business strategically and thoughtfully, with these 15 hires are a testament to that commitment.” The bank was founded in 1925, now employing over 28,000 as part of a global network spanning across 30 countries. #SpartanInternational