Kurtz will report jointly to Hideyuki Takahashi, Global Head of Research and Stewart Callaghan, Head of Equity Research AEJ.
Nomura has also appointed Inigo Fraser-Jenkins as Global Head of Quantitative Strategy, based in London. Fraser-Jenkins will report jointly to Hideyuki Takahashi, Global Head of Research and Graeme Pearson, Head of Equity Research, EMEA.
'Equity Research is a cornerstone of Nomura's overall Equity strategy and lies at the heart of the firm's client centric franchise. Michael and Inigo's extensive experience and proven track records will make them well placed to implement our strategy and add significant value for our clients', said Hideyuki Takahashi, Global Head of Research.
Prior to the appointments, Kurtz was Nomura's Chief Asia Equity Strategist and Fraser-Jenkins was the firm's European Head of Quantitative Strategy.
Kurtz and Fraser-Jenkins jointly replace Ian Scott, previously Global Head of Equity Strategy and Quantitative Research, who is leaving the firm after 17 years.