Nomura appoints Head of Equity Sales

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Nomura has announced the appointment of Mike Ward as Head of Equity Sales, EMEA.

Based in London, Ward will report to Chris Fleming, Head of Global Markets Sales, EMEA

'During the past year, the contribution of Equities to overall Global Market revenues has grown significantly and there are real opportunities for Nomura to increase market share in both cash and derivative products,' said Fleming. 'Mike’s arrival, together with the recent hire of Todd Sandoz as Global Head of Execution Services and Equity Trading, demonstrates Nomura’s commitment to our Equity business.

'Mike has deep relationships with institutional investors, hedge funds and banks, and I am confident he will help us make further inroads in building our client franchise across EMEA,' added Fleming.

Ward has over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Most recently, he was a Principal at C8 Investments, where he responsible for sales and marketing. Prior to that he spent eight years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was latterly Head of EMEA Equity Sales. His career also includes spells at Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank.

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