Nomura Securities Inc. has brought on 44 dealmakers for its North American investment banking operation since January and some of the most recent hires are from Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo, according to a memo obtained by IDD Magazine on Tuesday.
The memo, dated June 14, was issued by Glenn Schiffman, Nomura’s head of investment banking in the Americas.
Among those new specialists announced in the memo are James Merli, formerly with Barclays Capital, Gregg Fatzinger, who joins from Credit Suisse, and Douglas Decker who most recently was with Wells Fargo Securities.
Also, Schiffman announced the hire of Michael Symonds and Roy Kabla – both from Barclays Capital.
“These hires signify our commitment to deepening out targeted industry verticals and enhancing out product groups with the goal of seamlessly executing our client-focused, solutions-driven strategy,” Schiffman said in the memo.
In that memo, he noted that Nomura now has 58 investment bankers in the Americas of which 44 have been hired in the last six months.
At Nomura, Merli will be a managing director and head of debt origination and debt syndicate. At Barclays, he was head o U.S. primary market syndication for fixed income products. His role is newly created at Nomura and he will report to Schiffman, Charlie Spero and Jeff Michaels – co-heads of Americas fixed income.
Fatzinger joins as a managing director head of U.S. consumer investment banking. At Credit Suisse he was a co-founder of the consumer investment banking team in 1997.
Decker will join as a managing director and will head equity linked origination. At Wells, he waas head of convertible origination in new York since 2007.
Symonds will join Nomura’s insurance solutions group; he will be an executive director.
Kabla, meanwhile will be an executive director and he joins Nomura’s media team. At Barclays he was a direction in the communications and media group since 2008.
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