Nomura Holdings, Inc. operates as a financial services company in Japan. The company operates offices in countries and regions worldwide, including Japan, the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong) through its subsidiaries. Its clients include individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments, and governmental agencies. Business Divisions The company’s business consists of Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale divisions. Retail This division delivers a range of financial products and investment services primarily for individuals and corporations in Japan primarily through a network of nationwide branches of the company’s subsidiary, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. (NSC). The total number of its head office and local branches was 159 as of March 31, 2014. The company offers investment consultation services to meet the medium- to long-term needs of its clients. Asset Management This division consists of the development and management of investment trusts and investment advisory services, primarily through NAM. NAM is an asset management company in Japan. NAM manages various investment trusts, ranging from low risk/low return products to high risk/high return products, and develops new products to respond to various investor needs. Investment trusts are distributed to investors through NSC, as well as through financial institutions, such as securities companies (including those outside its group), banks, and Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd. Investment trusts are also offered in defined contribution pension plans. The company also provides investment advisory services to public pensions, private pensions, governments and their agencies, central banks, and institutional investors. Wholesale This division consists of Global Markets, Investment Banking, and certain other non-Retail operations, providing the company’s corporate and institutional clients with value-added services tailored to their needs. Global Markets Global Markets conducts sales, trading, and market-making of fixed income and equity-related products. The company’s global fixed income offerings include government securities, interest-rate derivatives, investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, credit derivatives, G-10 and emerging markets foreign exchange, asset-backed securities and mortgage-related products, in over-the-counter (OTC) and listed markets. It also undertakes primary dealership business in the Japanese government securities market, as well as in the Asian, the European, and the U.S. markets. The company’s global equity-related products include common stock, convertible securities, futures, options and OTC equity-linked derivatives. In addition, it offers execution services based on technologies, such as electronic trading. Investment Banking The company offers a range of investment banking services to a range of corporations, financial institutions, sovereigns, investment funds, and others. Underwriting: The company underwrites offerings of a range of securities and other financial instruments, which include various types of stocks, convertible and exchangeable securities, investment grade debt, sovereign and emerging market debt, high yield debt, structured securities, and other securities in Asia, Europe, the U.S., and other major financial markets. It also arranges private placements and engages in other capital raising activities. The company is one of the equity and fixed income securities underwriters in Japan. Financial Advisory and Solutions Services: The company provides financial advisory services on business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, capital structuring, corporate defense activities, leveraged buyouts, and risk solutions. Its involvement in initial public offerings, reorganizations, and other corporate restructurings related to industry consolidation improves its opportunities to offer clients other advisory and investment banking services. The company is one of the financial advisors in Asia and EMEA. Private Equity: The company is engaged in the private equity business, primarily in Japan and Europe. The company capitalizes on the linkages between the Retail, the Asset Management, and the Wholesale divisions to offer various financial instruments, such as stocks, debt securities, investment trusts, and variable annuity insurance products, for the short, medium, and long-term, with different risk levels. Research Activities The company has a network of intellectual capital with key research offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and other major markets in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in London and New York. The company’s researchers collaborate across regions and disciplines to track changes and spot future trends in politics, economics, foreign exchange, interest rates, equities, credit, and quantitative analysis. Regulation Japan The company and its subsidiaries, including NSC and Nomura Financial Products & Services, Inc., are subject to such supervision and regulation by the Financial Services Agency of Japan. Overseas The company’s overseas offices and subsidiaries are also subject to various laws, rules, and regulations applicable in the countries where they conduct their operations, including those promulgated and enforced by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; the U.S. Treasury, the Financial Stability Oversight Council; the New York Stock Exchange; and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (a private organization with quasi-governmental authority and a regulator for all securities companies doing business in the U.S.) in the U.S., as well as by the Prudential Regulation Authority (U.K. PRA), the Financial Conduct Authority (U.K. FCA), and the London Stock Exchange in the U.K. History The company was founded in 1925. It was incorporated in Japan in 1925 under the Commercial Code of Japan. The company was formerly known as The Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Nomura Holdings, Inc. in 2001.
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