The grand opening ceremony was attended by a range of Nomura’s key clients and business partners. Guests of honor included The Honorable Eliot Engel, Representative from the State of New York, and Ambassador Sumio Kusaka, Consul-General of Japan in New York.
David Findlay, President & Chief Executive Officer of Nomura Holding America Inc., said 'Nomura’s relocation to Worldwide Plaza demonstrates the firm’s commitment to its presence in New York and the Americas. We now have one of the most modern and cutting-edge facilities from which to conduct our business activities. Our clients represent the centerpiece of our operations and we are extremely well positioned to leverage our strengths on their behalf on a domestic, regional and global level'.
Nomura signed a 20 year lease and has relocated over 2,000 employees to Manhattan’s Midtown West neighborhood. The firm occupies 16 floors within Worldwide Plaza, one of New York’s most iconic buildings.
Shortly after its relocation to Midtown Manhattan, Nomura confirmed a community partnership with Everybody Wins!, an organization which promotes children’s literacy through shared reading and mentoring experiences with adults. Everybody Wins! partners with community volunteers to increase the academic and life prospects for underserved children throughout the New York metropolitan area. A selection of volunteers from Nomura will pair with children in a nearby public elementary school for weekly reading and mentoring sessions during lunchtime.
Nomura has built a reputation as the preeminent Asia-based investment bank and an exemplary corporate citizen. Nomura’s partnership with Everybody Wins!, in addition to its wider Corporate Social Responsibility activities in the Americas and around the world, epitomizes the firm’s global goal to make the world a better place For Future Generations, ensuring that decisions which are made today create opportunities for a sustainable future.