Nomura Announces Key Appointments in US Equity Research Sales

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Nomura has announced the appointment of Scott Litner as a Managing Director, Jason Meyer as an Executive Director and Richard Oates as a Vice President, increasing the firm’s US equity research distribution capabilities to clients across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Scott Litner joins Nomura as head of New York equity research sales, covering clients in New York and Denver. He joins from Lazard Capital Markets where he worked from 2009 serving clients across New York and Denver. In addition to his time at Lazard, Litner has worked at Bear Stearns, JP Morgan Chase and Lehman Brothers in a variety of senior institutional equity sales roles.

Jason Meyer joins Nomura to lead the firm’s Midwest US equity research sales effort. Based in Chicago, Meyer is responsible for coordinating and marketing Nomura’s equity research products to clients in Chicago, Kansas City, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Minneapolis. He joins from RBC Capital Markets where he worked from 2010, most recently as a director in institutional equity sales.

Richard Oates joins Nomura as an equity research sales representative, based in London. He is responsible for delivering US Equity Research products directly to investors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through the firm’s dedicated distribution network. Oates has prior experience as a senior equity analyst at Legatum Capital, where he had primary coverage of the banking universe and also followed international stocks across the auto, energy, telecommunications, consumer, oil services and commodities sectors.

Equity research in the Americas currently has over 200 stocks under coverage, spanning sectors such as: financial services, technology, media and telecoms, consumer, industrials and basic materials.

Nomura is ranked #1 for Japanese equity research by Nikkei and Institutional Investor, #8 in Institutional Investor’s All-Asia survey, #11 in Institutional Investor’s All-Europe rankings and #13 in Institutional Investor’s All-America survey.

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