Nomura strengthens Americas equity research with senior hires

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Nomura has announced that Anthony DiClemente and M. Ian Somaiya will join the firm as Managing Directors and senior analysts covering the U.S. media & internet and U.S. biotechnology sectors respectively.

Michael Rietbrock, Global Head of Equity Research at Nomura, said: “We are delighted to add analysts of Anthony and Ian’s caliber to the global team at Nomura. Their appointments underscore Nomura’s commitment to providing first class equity research to investors in the Americas and around the world.”

DiClemente will start at Nomura in November and joins from Barclays in New York, where he led media and internet research. DiClemente is highly regarded in the media and internet categories of Institutional Investor’s All-America research survey for 2012. Prior to Barclays, DiClemente was a senior analyst at Lehman Brothers, covering broadcasting and media research.

Somaiya will also start at Nomura in November and joins from Piper Jaffray, where he was the lead biotechnology analyst covering large and mid-to-small cap companies. Somaiya has worked previously at Morgan Stanley and Prudential Securities, covering large cap stocks in the biotechnology sector. His appointment will complement Nomura’s U.S. product offering, specifically the strength of the firm’s convertible bonds and equity derivatives teams.

Michael Lean, Co-Head of Americas Equity Research at Nomura, said 'We continue to provide unique market insight which investors can convert into actionable ideas. The appointments of Anthony and Ian will enhance our value proposition to clients who truly appreciate robust analysis in a challenging market environment'.

Nomura’s global equity research franchise is strengthening its reputation and recognition with clients. Nomura is currently ranked #1 for Japanese equity research by Nikkei and Institutional Investor, #7 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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